It's a Lush Life

The ability to remain sober and gracious is, indeed, a form of mild insanity.



latest from allison on huffpost, afterparty magazine, and soberinfo

What's Normal Drinking Anyway?

Drinking is a Shitty Spectator Sport

How I've Learned in Sobriety to Not Take Myself Too Seriously

How to be a Recovering Girl in an Unrecovered World

My Alcoholism Isn't Your Problem-- Or Is It?

Why I Hate My Sober Birthday

The Friend Who Helps You Justify Drinking Too Much

A Christmas Gift of Grief

What It's Like to Not Black out over the Holidays

Maybe I'm Not An Alcoholic

I Never Broke My Anonymity Because I Was Never Anonymous

What I Wished I'd Known When I Was New to Sobriety

Now That I am Sober, Can I Date Someone Who Drinks

Alcoholism: The Ever-Present Elephant in the Room

Our Culture Profits From Addiction

Breaking Up With The Love of my Life: Alcohol

I Miss My Old Alcoholic Self

How I Got Sober

Talking to My 11-year-old Nephew About Alcoholism

My Spirit, My Story

4 Things I Never Want to Forget About Active Addiction

What the F Is Wrong with Parents Who Buy Booze for Their Kids

Grieving My Brother's Death in Sobriety

12-Stepping on Tinder

1000 Sober Days

How to Know When You've Reached Bottom

How To Be Sober But Not Boring

Saying Goodbye to My Former Best Friends

I Give Grace Because I Need Grace

What Do You Mean I Have to Date Without Drinking?

Tribute: 7 Years Ago, Heath Ledger Died

4 Reasons Why It's Great to be Sober during the Super Bowl

I Don't Need A New Year--Just A New Day

I'm Pretty Sure The Grinch Is A Dry Drunk

Holiday Drinking: Starts Classy, Ends Trashy

5 Reason You Want a Sober Person at Your Holiday Party

Lowering My Standards to Match My Behavior

An Ode to The Big Book

I Got Sober When the Pain of Staying the Same Was Greater Than the Fear of Changing

I Am Not Anonymous

An Open Letter to Parents About Your Relationship to Alcohol

My Letter to 25 Local Drug Dealers

Harroin? Really? Addicted to Ignorance, Not Style

From Pain to Purpose in Two Years

17,000 Sober Hours

Sobriety: My Joyful Second Act

When Did Alcohol Become A Part of Everything We Do?

Letter To My Brother Six Feet Under

To Everyone Still Suffering, I Am You

My Drug and Alcohol History Reads Like a Sad Handwritten Book

'When I Grow Up, I Want to Be an Alcoholic,'  Says No One Ever

Dear Alcohol, It's Not You, It's Me



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