Your First Year of Sobriety: Positive Physical and Mental Health Changes and Challenges

A month-by-month breakdown of what to expect in your first year of sobriety.

Dara Laine Murray
11 min readDec 19, 2022

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Most people who have been through years of alcohol or drug addiction are nervous about their first year of sobriety. But it can be a great time to work on yourself and your health.

Here are some positive physical and mental health changes you may go through in your first year of sobriety.

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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