"Ultimately, I identify as a person living an alcohol-free and drug-free lifestyle. I identify as a person who chooses clarity over substances. I identify as someone who is sober, has conquered her past addictions and is living an epic life of choice and true freedom." - Carly Benson
This is how my word for the year shows up in my daily life. Sometimes through Dave Grohl, oftentimes through people, places or situations that annoy me. I just never know who is going to be my teacher or where it's going to play out.
"From what I’ve seen over the past few years, I think the difference between people that are able to get and stay sober and thrive in recovery and those who aren’t--the biggest thing is community." - Laura McKowen
"Also one night in the midst of deciding which way to go with “the drinking thing” I remember being at a concert (sober) and seeing two versions of my future laid out before me. The version without alcohol was lit up by a flashlight that I was holding and went on into the distance forever, wherever I wanted it to go in any direction." - Sarah Doran