Category: Four out Front

  • Guide to your First Month Sober: Why and How to Quit Drinking

    Guide to your First Month Sober: Why and How to Quit Drinking

    Demystifying the First Month Sober for the Sober Curious I’m nothing short of stunned by the dramatic changes that have occurred in my life over the course of the past 5 weeks since I decided to commit to 3 months of sobriety. I’ve been thinking a lot about how to describe my first month sober […]

  • Simple Solutions to Beat the Binge Drinking Routine

    Simple Solutions to Beat the Binge Drinking Routine

    During the six long years between the day I knew that I needed to stop drinking, and the day I finally did, there was a lot of pain and frustration that might have been avoided if I’d known a few simple things. It is, of course, obvious that if you’re going to stop drinking, you […]

  • The Fuckit Bucket

    The Fuckit Bucket

    If you’ve ever given up drinking you will have read a myriad of articles proclaiming how fabulous life is sober: words of hope, words of praise, page upon page of unimaginable achievement. Since I stopped drinking 4.5 years ago I’ve become increasingly aware that these articles are pretty one-sided tending to focus on the whoop-whoop […]

  • Walking Away from the Wine o’ Clock Routine

    Walking Away from the Wine o’ Clock Routine

    I didn’t understand what an alcohol-induced blackout was until I read Sarah Hepola’s book Blackout : Remembering the things I Drank to Forget. Before I stopped drinking I had actually had many blackouts, I just didn’t realize that when I woke up with no memory of going to sleep, and no memory of the conversations […]

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