Writing About Sobriety

Are you overlooking this powerful recovery tool?

Benya Clark
Exploring Sobriety

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Author’s Note: This essay originally appeared one year ago when the Exploring Sobriety newsletter reached its first-year anniversary. It’s now been two years since launch!

This week is an exciting milestone for this newsletter: It’s been exactly one year since its launch!

I want to give a huge thank you to each and every one of you for subscribing. The first edition of this newsletter went out to just 31 readers. Today, it’s grown to nearly 800. I truly hope that you’ve found these weekly essays relatable, entertaining, and helpful to your recovery.

I also want to give a second thank you to those of you who have upgraded to a paid subscription. Not only does your support keep this newsletter going, but it also allows me to keep it completely ad-free.

As this newsletter enters its second year, I’m as committed as ever to writing high-quality essays exploring every facet of addiction and sobriety. I’ll still be writing about a wide variety of topics, but my goal for this second year is to place even more emphasis on practical tools and techniques that have helped me through sobriety — and can hopefully help you too.

In keeping with that goal, in this edition, I’d like to tell you about one of the…

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Benya Clark
Exploring Sobriety

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.