Part of getting sober is educating yourself about addiction. This is one of the best pieces I’ve read recently: A Neuroscientist Explores Addiction, the Brain, and Her Past.
It’s been over four years now since I had a drink, and I am definitely gaining a lot more clarity as I get more distance. If I had known how much better life would be, I would have quit booze years ago.
Early sobriety is hard, partly because you don’t have anything to measure it by. With this in mind, I wrote What Nobody Dares Tell You About Getting Sober. Because as any of the sober or soberish people know, it isn’t all pink cloud.
To live in the world without beer you have to get comfortable with who you are and the choices you’ve made. Find out the Root Cause of All Your Drinking. The answer is complex. It doesn’t come in a week or a month but over years.
For heavy drinkers, sobriety is a total mystery, and my aim is to demystify. Hence writing this list of 3 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Got Sober.
And if anyone is nervous about the next few days, here is a post about how to make it through the weekend without drinking.