Dear Sobriety
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Dear Sobriety

18 Months Sober and I’m Still Struggling

Life is better sober, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy

Photo by Sasha Freemind on Unsplash

Today marks a milestone for me. I’ve been sober for 547days. That’s 18 months — exactly 1.5 years sober. Whaaaat?! That’s insane to me. I can’t believe I’m halfway through my second year of not drinking. If you would have told me I’d make it this far 2 years ago, I would have laughed in your face. I also…



Personal essays regarding sobriety, alcohol use disorder, recovery, and addiction.

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Maria Hayes

I write about sobriety, travel, psychedelics, and more. Reach me at to partner with the word nerd of your dreams.