What I’ve Learned From a Year of Sobriety

It’s been a long 12 months, in the best way possible.

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  • Soda + lime is an easy go-to that most people won’t question. Is there gin or vodka in there? The suspense will eat them alive.
  • The confused looks don’t stop, but you do get used to them and gain confidence in your decision.
  • Most bartenders will gladly make you a great mocktail (and yes, you should still tip regularly.)
  • r/stopdrinking is a great resource, forum, and support network.
  • Your friends might be uncomfortable with the change. But if they don’t support your decision, find new friends.

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