Exploring Sobriety
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Exploring Sobriety

Alcohol Didn’t Solve My Problems — It Created Them

The excuses that I made to keep drinking made no sense.

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Before I got sober, I used to make every excuse in the book to justify my addiction. I’d downplay how much I drank, I’d say that I needed alcohol to function, or I’d come up with reasons that it wasn’t a good time to quit.

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Reflections on life without alcohol.

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Benya Clark

Benya Clark

I’m a lawyer and teacher from North Carolina. I write about sobriety, mental health, running, and more. Buy me a “coffee” at ko-fi.com/benyaclark.

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