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."

Ricky Byrd with acoustic guitar

Rocker Ricky Byrd on 36 Years of Recovery: ‘I Come Back Stronger’

Happy soberversary to the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and All Sober ambassador extraordinaire! Check out his inspirational video message and song.

Man holding sign

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.

Rock star Ricky Byrd plays guitar in concert

Rocking Recovery With Ricky Byrd: ‘Community Is the Cornerstone of Everything’

The All Sober all-star and Rock Hall of Famer joined podcast host Cyrus Webb on #ConversationsLIVE to talk about inspiring recovery through music and what 35 years sober has taught him.

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.

Gingerbread men in a bowl

Recovery Roundtable: How Do I Handle the Holidays Sober?

We turned to eight diverse voices in the recovery world — from treatment center coordinators to a Rock & Roll Hall of Famer — for tips on how to make the most of the most wonderful time of the year, sober.

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