Make Yourself Feel Better: 13 Helpful Things I’ve Learned About Sobriety

Dara Laine Murray
8 min readMar 13, 2023

I have been sober for three years now. And while sobriety has been a blessing, it hasn’t always been easy. I’ve learned a lot of things along the way that have helped me stay on the path to recovery, but there isn’t a magic pill!

If you’re struggling with addiction or know someone who is, these are some things that might help:

Make Yourself Feel Better: 13 Helpful Things I’ve Learned About Sobriety
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1. You’re not alone.

There are millions of people in the world who struggle with addiction, but there’s also a lot of support and help available if you reach out for it. There are people who have been through what you’re going through and came out on the other side stronger than ever before. They can share their stories with you and help guide your journey as well!

2. There isn’t one path to sobriety.

I’ve learned that there are many ways to get sober and stay sober, but the most important thing is finding what works for you. For some people, it’s AA meetings or counseling; for others, it might be yoga or meditation or a 12-step program like SMART Recovery (which focuses on cognitive behavioral therapy). Whatever your path looks like, just know that there are many options available, and no matter where you start off on this journey—and especially if you take…

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Dara Laine Murray

Multi-passionate sobriety writer on Medium. Day job: Director of Research at a nonprofit. Stories = sober + stats. Editor: https://medium.com/modern-sobriety