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Tips for Being Sober and Dating Someone Who Drinks

Tips for Being Sober and Dating Someone Who Drinks

It’s not unusual for my boyfriend to come home after work and have a beer or two. For me, the idea of this will always be just that: an idea. Because I’ve been sober for four years, having a drink when I get home from work isn’t something that is part of my routine....
5 Ways Depression and Alcohol Are Linked

5 Ways Depression and Alcohol Are Linked

It might seem obvious to some (and surprising to others), but alcohol and depression are linked. We often hear that alcohol is a coping mechanism for those who are depressed or in a bad mood, but could it actually be causing the depression people are trying so hard to...
5 Ways Binge Drinking Became the Norm

5 Ways Binge Drinking Became the Norm

The curse of alcohol in our society is that it’s hard to say, “enough is enough,” when drinking. It’s hard to know when to say “when.” This isn’t just the case for people with an alcohol use disorder. Binge drinking has become the norm, and we’re faced with making...
Some of the Best Gifts Sobriety Provides

Some of the Best Gifts Sobriety Provides

Before I entered sobriety, I was often miserable. I woke up many mornings feelings run down and hungover, wondering what I had said and done the night before. When I found out, a feeling of shame often stayed with me for days. I wasn’t a person I was happy with or...
3 Challenges of Being a High-Bottom Alcoholic

3 Challenges of Being a High-Bottom Alcoholic

Like most high-bottom alcohol abusers, when I was drinking, I didn’t scream “alcoholic.” I held a steady job, did well in classes, played a sport, was involved in the college newspaper, and had a good number of friends. I managed to balance and do well in all these...
5 Ways Alcoholism Affects Your Loved Ones

5 Ways Alcoholism Affects Your Loved Ones

Addiction – the dreaded word. In a world where binge drinking, drug use, and eating disorders are on the rise, it is all too likely we know someone in our immediate lives who is either suffering from an addiction or in recovery from one. It is easy to assume that...
5 Reasons Why Life is Better Sober

5 Reasons Why Life is Better Sober

Let’s face it; sobriety gets a bad rap. People don’t often choose sobriety, or if they do, they’re not very excited about it at first. Many people are forced into sobriety, or they try it because they feel like they are all out of options. However, the truth is that...
5 Ways to Be an Ally to a Loved One in Recovery

5 Ways to Be an Ally to a Loved One in Recovery

As someone who has been sober for four years, I can honestly say that the support of people who love me has made all the difference in my recovery. Without their love and understanding, I’m not sure I would still be sober today. Being an ally to someone in recovery...