Tag Archives: Sobriety

June 25

Reflections on 3 years sober

Three years ago today, I had my last drink. Well…last eight drinks. My dad always said, “If you don’t know when your last drunk was, you haven’t had it yet.” He was right. And I knew June 25, 2013 was it.   I was a year-and-a-half in to a serious, professionally-aided attempt at getting sober […]

March 20

12 Steps of Grey

A recent episode of This American Life profiled Tina Dupuy, a girl who started going to AA at age 13. Even after 20 years of sobriety, Tina still went to meetings once a month, but she suddenly started to wonder if she really ever was an alcoholic. What if she could have just one drink? […]

July 19

The Girl Who Cried Sober

Mood: raw HOW TO SAY “no thanks” to the inevitable drink offer is something every recovering alcoholic has to navigate. And in a culture where “I just don’t drink” is rarely a socially acceptable answer–outside of pregnancy or organized religion–you have to be equipped with an answer to “why not?” when you decline a shot […]

The Sobering Truth…continued

Other people with addictions have said to me, “I can’t get better because I don’t have an amazing wife like you do, I don’t have anybody.” And my wife brought up a good point last night about my previous blog—the “letting love into your life part” is just as much (if not more) about loving […]

June 25

The Sobering Truth

Mood: sunny-side up OF ALL THE TRADITIONAL MILESTONES I’ve reached—leaving home, graduating from college, backpacking Europe, skydiving, getting married—today marks what is and will continue to be the most important milestone of my life:  sobriety. I had my first drink when I was seventeen years old on July 4th, 2003. Watching the fireworks show at […]