Having been an online sobriety coach for over two years now (and sober for three and a half), I’ve heard a lot of misconceptions about sobriety. Here are the top five I’ve come across, and what the reality is.

1.Everything will be full of sunshine and rainbows after the first few weeks of sobriety.

A view most of us would like to have.

While the first few weeks of sobriety can be challenging, you’re unfortunately not in the clear once you get through them. It is 100% true that the days, weeks, and months to follow can be…

Today marks 500 days since I quit drinking. That number is incredibly intimidating, daunting, and deceiving.

Intimidating

September 4th, 2013 was the first day of my current streak of sobriety. I say current streak because there were many failed attempts over that summer to get to where I am now. I never thought I’d make it to 500 days without alcohol — five HUNDRED days?!

That’s also:
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Taylor Tune Tracy

Psychology nerd, mindfulness enthusiast, mental health advocate, and sobriety coach on Coach.me

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