Group of women with arms up in the air in joy, facing sunset
gifts of sobriety
We no longer look for short-lived highs followed by compounded messes and erratic emotions. In our willingness to be present, to be aware of our inner lives, step by step we create the lives we really want to live.
By Karolina Rzadkowolska
Grateful, sober man watching sunrise over ocean
aware
Alcohol was the price we paid to pretend that we could feel wonder, when something broken inside of ourselves couldn’t grapple with the fullness of that reality with a clear head and a complete heart.
By Ed S.
Women with drunk friend, secondhand drinking
harm
Types of harm from secondhand drinking included being pushed or hit, feeling threatened or afraid, being a passenger of a drunk driver, marital problems, family problems, and financial problems.
By Sean Mahoney

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