I’m a 25-year-old young professional living in Manhattan. I also happen to be sober. I’ve been without alcohol (and other mood or mind-altering substances) since July 30, 2007. Why, you might ask, did I get sober at the age of 21? Truth is, my junior year in college I had a serious drug problem and needed to find a way to stop for good. And how, might you ask, was I able to get sober at 21? With the help of two twelve step programs: NA and AA. After getting clean in the south, I graduated from college and moved to my favorite city in the world: New York City.
After about a year and a half of living here, I realized that being sober doesn’t just mean not drinking. With the help of some amazing AA friends, I learned that being sober can be and should be FUN! I have started this blog to write about all the fun things you can do while staying sober. Also, I love reading healthy living blogs (food and fitness), so I will probably write about my own personal experiences with food and fitness along the way.
Since I keep my anonymity in most areas of my life, on this blog you can call me Clarissa D. Other things about me….nobody in my family seems to have the disease of addiction…I am in a relationship with a guy (we’ll call him Leo W.) who is not an alcoholic but does drink socially.
Please feel free to send me emails and comments, I love feedback! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Disclaimer: Although I identify as a member of AA and NA, nothing on this blog is NA- or AA-approved literature. All opinions on this blog are my own. Also I do not generate any income from this blog.
Source of Masthead: Andrew Prokos Photography.