When I think back to getting sober more than six years ago, there are many reasons I know I was successful: I had a supportive family. I had the tools and resources to go to treatment. I had the necessary mindset. I knew I was better off without alcohol in my life.
Months ago I innocently tweeted: “I’m all down with the new sobriety/sober movement but please let’s not forget among the mocktails, the trendiness and the tees with cutesy slogans that for many of us, sobriety wasn’t a health trend, lifestyle choice or a socio-political statement but a matter of life and death.”