One Month of Sobriety Turned Into …

September 22, 2023

“With a stubborn heart, a big dose of determination and a couple of false starts, I got sober and made it stick. Somehow, I maintained and still maintain my recovery.”

“Sobriety is like being handed the cheat codes to life. It has given me a new appreciation for the small moments alcohol took away from me, the seemingly insignificant moments that make up a full and meaningful life.”

“It’s only in sobriety that I’ve discovered true happiness. True belly laughs. True resilience. True connection. Proof that there is a full, colorful life waiting for you in sobriety. And yes, it is possible.”

— Josh Greenaway, writer and recovery advocate

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