The Week That Made Me Want To Ditch Four Years of Sobriety

Last week I wanted to throw in the towel.

I honestly cannot recall the last time my sobriety was so tested. Sure, my toddler’s meltdowns have made me second-guess this whole sobriety thing, but never seriously.

It was how I articulated my stress about parenting.

“Man, this is a horrible time to be sober!” Chuckle. Wink. But I was never going to actually do it.

Last week was different.



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Alicia Gilbert

Alicia Gilbert

Alicia is a full-time writer and blogger. Her website, Soberish, focuses on recovery, mental health, and wellness. Read more at