Exploring Sobriety
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Exploring Sobriety

Personal Essay

Sobriety and My Fear of Missing Out

I thought I was too young to quit drinking for good.

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Fear of Missing Out

I developed an addiction to alcohol at a relatively young age. I was in college when I started drinking regularly, and by the time I graduated I was drinking every day.




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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