RESOURCES

 
 

If you think you might have a problem with alcohol you should talk to your doctor.

If you suspect you are physically dependent on alcohol, get medical help, because detoxing from alcohol without medical supervision is dangerous and sometimes even fatal.

Alcoholics Anonymous has saved lives and helped countless people get sober. If you are even slightly inclined to check it out, just find a meeting (they are everywhere) and go. They are free.

Rethinking Drinking, a website from the National Institutes for Health, is full of solid information and guidance.

Hip Sobriety is website resources for people who don’t vibe with AA or those who are “sober curious.” This website really helped me reframe the way I thought about sobriety.

Take a Break From Drinking podcast hosted by Rachel Hart. Someone on facebook suggested I listen to this podcast and at first, I was resistant because it wasn't immediately clear to me that Rachel doesn't drink alcohol. But once I dove in, this was a game changer. Rachel brings a toolbox of mindfulness strategies to listeners every Tuesday and I always give it a listen. So helpful. 

Drinking, A Love Story. I’m going to go ahead and call this 1996 book by Caroline Knapp the classic addiction memoir, at least among overachieving women.

This Naked Mind In this book, Annie Grace aims to do nothing less that clean up your subconscious thoughts about alcohol. It’s persuasive and worth reading.

Instagram is full of feeds dedicated to sober topics. One of my favorites is @tellbetterstories2018 from my fellow writer and magazine editor Erin Shaw Street.