In Their Own Words

Don Fertman

Subs & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Part 2: A Day in the Life

Don Fertman woke up one morning 40 years ago and poured himself a drink, as usual. But the future Subway exec didn't know this day would be far from ordinary.

Annie Zimmerman running a marathon

Running Toward Recovery

Seeking purpose in early recovery, Annie Zimmerman rekindled an old fire with distance running — and found it carried her through some of her toughest trials in sober life.

Ben Tuff

Closer to the Shore

On Ben Tuff's third day in inpatient treatment, he had a surprising encounter that would eventually lead him to attempt a grueling 24-mile swim across the Narragansett Bay.

Don Fertman

Subs & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Part 1: With a Little Help From My Friends

Don Fertman, longtime Subway exec, writes about a pivotal moment in his 40 years of sobriety: what happened after he went public about his recovery on "Undercover Boss."

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One Month of Sobriety Turned Into …

"Sobriety is like being handed the cheat codes to life," says writer Josh Greenaway. Get inspired by his progress — watch the video!

Bassist at a rock concert

Your Favorite Rock Stars Got Sober. Here’s Why, in Their Own Words | Recovery Roundtable

These 11 legends of rock, powering bands from Great White to The Go-Go's to Godsmack, talked to All Sober about the new creativity and lasting happiness sober life has given them.

Woman hiker with yellow backpack in front of waterfall

Recovery Roundtable: What’s the Most Important Thing in Recovery for You?

There's no wrong answer, but 10 voices of recovery, from a sober travel pro to a rocker turned recovery coach, share what helped them and those they care about succeed.

Man playing bass at a concert

Sobriety Roundtable: What’s Your Favorite Sober Activity?

From roller derby to CrossFit and dog fostering to splurging on Mexican, nine sober folks shared what they do for fun and fulfillment. Get some ideas for your own Dry January or longer-term sobriety!

Benjamin Lerner at the piano

Benjamin Lerner on Alcohol, Depression and Rediscovering Music

The pianist, composer, rapper, radio host and All Sober all-star says even "picking up the phone" can make all the difference.

Mindy Davey's road to recovery

Roads to Recovery: Mindy Davey

The singer-songwriter shares how music and unexpected inspiration helped her overcome her struggles with addiction, in this All Sober video spotlight.

Desk light in a prison cell

Choices and Changes

Taylor Lee Jackson is serving a 67-month sentence, but she’s found a new foundation of hope — and 27 months of sobriety — in prison.

Man on a couch reading sobriety literature

Detaching From Fear

Fear, resentment, negativity: It’s no easy feat to shake them in recovery from addiction. One writer shares some sober wisdom on handling these feelings.

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