Exploring Sobriety
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Exploring Sobriety

How to Stay Sober When You “Need” a Drink

Five strategies to resist temptation.

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It’s no surprise that one of the hardest times to stay sober is at the end of a bad day. All of us former drinkers are familiar with the phrase “I need a drink.” I can’t begin to imagine how many times I’ve said it.

Of course, I never literally needed a drink, but to my addicted mind, it certainly felt…

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Benya Clark

Benya Clark

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I’m a lawyer turned writer from North Carolina. I write about sobriety, mental health, and more. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter at exploringsobriety.com.