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  1. first person
    Yep, Sobriety Is Good for Your SkinGiving up alcohol — which is pro-inflammatory and dehydrating — naturally depuffed and contoured my face.
  2. first person
    In Bed With My SobrietySex without booze is awkward, anxiety inducing, and downright terrifying. And it can be amazing.
  3. sober questioning
    Hear Me Out: Don’t Get Sober on January 1Recover doesn’t care what day it is — you shouldn’t, either.
  4. sober questioning
    Alone and Sober on ThanksgivingStill grateful though.
  5. sober questioning
    The Voice in My Head Doesn’t Want Me to Get SoberSo I learned to shut him — of course it’s a him — up.
  6. sober questioning
    Following the Rules Won’t Keep Me SoberMaking recovery a contract with myself kept me from the shame spirals that lead to relapse.
  7. climate crisis
    Staying Sober on a Dying PlanetI gave up drinking to give myself a better future. But what if Earth isn’t getting one?
  8. sobriety
    ‘No One Else Thinks I Need to Get Sober — Still, Should I?’Well, is it sobriety you’re looking for — or perfection?
  9. sobriety
    ‘Can I Stay Sober Without Counting the Days Since My Last Drink?’If adding up the days one by one makes you feel bad, rethink the math.
  10. sobriety
    ‘I Had a Secret Addiction. Do I Have to Tell Anyone?’It’s not about who you tell or how much you tell them — it’s about why you’re afraid to say any of it aloud.
  11. sober questioning
    ‘How Do I Survive Early Sobriety?’Eat the candy, watch Buffy, and find community.
  12. career
    ‘Do I Have to Tell My Boss I’m Going to Rehab?’No, you don’t. But can we talk about why you’re asking?
  13. sober questioning
    ‘How Do I Stop Enabling My Alcoholic Dad Without Losing Him Entirely?’It’s okay to do the “selfish” thing here — whatever that looks like for you.
  14. sober questioning
    ‘How Should I Think of the ‘Good Times’ If I Go Sober?’The same as you do now, really.
  15. sober questioning
    ‘I Got Sober by Mistake — Can I Go Back to Drinking?’That’s up to you. But give yourself credit: It wasn’t an accident, it was your choice.
  16. sober questioning
    ‘I’m 90 Days Sober — Am I Ready for a Baby Yet?’I can’t tell you it’s a bad idea. But I won’t tell you it’s a good one, either.
  17. sober questioning
    ‘When Will I Know If It’s Time to Leave My Alcoholic Partner?’You’re not going to like my answer.
  18. sober questioning
    ‘How Do I Live With Myself If I Can’t Fix the Relationships My Drinking Ruined?’For one, don’t focus on repairing the damage done.
  19. sober questioning
    ‘Can I Get Sober If I Haven’t Hit Rock Bottom?’What you’re really asking is, “How can I make myself want to stop drinking if I don’t want to stop drinking?”
  20. all in the family
    How Do I Talk About My Mother Now That She’s Gone?My mother was an alcoholic, but she was also so much more.
  21. sober questioning
    Sober Questioning: ‘What Can I Do to Support My Newly Sober Partner?’When we love someone struggling with addiction, “then you should leave” echoes everywhere.
  22. sober questioning
    Sober Questioning: ‘I Feel Weird Not Ordering Wine With My Mom Friends’If anyone is showing a persistent, direct interest in whether or not you’re drinking, they are the weird one.
  23. culture
    Finally, a Show That Takes Millennial Drinking SeriouslyA young woman confronts her alcoholism in Single Drunk Female.
  24. dry january
    Will Nonalcoholic Cocktails Actually Help Me Drink Less?My attempt to make dry January seem a little less dry.
  25. sober questioning
    Ask Ana Marie Cox (Almost) Every Question You’ve Ever Had About SobrietyThe Cut’s new biweekly column is talking drinking, not drinking, and everything in between.
  26. celebrity
    Bella Hadid Says She’s Not Drinking Alcohol AnymoreHere’s why.
  27. self
    I’m Tired of Explaining Why I Don’t DrinkWe have to expand our language beyond “sober.”
  28. feature
    When Girl Power Meets SobrietyCan Holly Whitaker help women quit drinking better than AA can?
  29. apologies
    Ben Affleck Is Sorry for What He Said About Jennifer GarnerHe knows his comments about their marriage made him seem like “the most insensitive, stupid, awful guy.”
  30. sobriety
    Demi Lovato Says Good-bye to ‘California Sober’“Sober sober is the only way to be,” Lovato announced in an Instagram Story.
  31. wellness theories
    Ghia’s Mélanie Masarin Doesn’t Define Her Sobriety“Maybe someday someone will make an amazing cocktail, and I want to have a sip of it, but in general, I don’t drink.”
  32. first person
    How Do I Stay Sober Now?It was two weeks into social distancing that I started craving alcohol again.
  33. science of us
    How Do I Make Plans Without ‘Getting a Drink’?It’s hard to make friends as an adult — especially if you don’t drink.
  34. wellness
    How to Be SoberIf you’re looking to stay sober, first: Shut up.
  35. science of us
    A Spiteful Guide to Self-ImprovementVanity, hatred, jealousy, competitiveness — they can be very useful!
  36. culture
    Someone in Wine Country Should’ve Been SoberIt could’ve been funny.
  37. recovery
    Demi Lovato’s Mother Says She is 90 Days SoberShe has been in rehab since July, after an overdose.
  38. it’s complicated
    Giving Up Alcohol Made Me Date Like a Teenager AgainMy newfound sobriety came with a return to the awkward flirting, wholesome booze-free activities, and intense emotions of adolescence.
  39. one step at a time
    Demi Lovato Marks Five Years of Sobriety“It’s been quite the journey.”
  40. advice
    Ask Polly: I Finally Got Sober, but I’m Losing Faith!Stop believing that you don’t believe.
  41. mating rituals
    10 People on Having Sex While SoberWhat dating is like when you can’t drink.
  42. mostess
    The Ultimate Hostess Challenge: Entertaining People Who Don’t DrinkAny frat boy can get by on booze.