Being Sober Sucks

Living sober will improve your chances of enjoying a happier, healthier and more engaged life. This narrative nonfiction is part memoir but mostly descriptive ideas to help you maintain and enjoy sobriety. Questions are raised on how you can become sober and realistic answers are given. Don’t underestimate the power of love and the power of anger. Nothing wrong with letting either of those emotions blossom and drive you throughout your life. Don’t underestimate your own willpower.

being sober sucks

Everyone knows someone who needs to read Living Sober Sucks. I never planned on alcohol controlling my life. I started drinking because it was cool – at least that’s what my friends told me, and that’s what the media told me. I’m not blaming my friends or the media.

More from Sucks Being Sober

This book offers a different path that breaks the stereotype of the 12-step system. An alternative to the typical recovery model or “program” system. An inspiring, real life story, like no other story you’ve heard before. It is entertaining, funny, sad and brutally honest. Written in raw terms and language for the alcoholic.

Is one year sober a big deal?

One year of sobriety is a monumental milestone. It's a reminder of the effort you've made to choose sobriety for the past 365 days. Statistically, most people are much more likely to remain sober after reaching this anniversary. After one year, you may find yourself needing to engage with fewer tools on a daily basis.

It is natural to think that by quitting drinking, these problems will finally go away. And so, in the interest of, at the very least, not looking like a fucking putz, I once again resigned myself to a lifetime of abstaining. The overwhelming majority of my fellow visitors, of course, had not taken such a pledge, but they also weren’t drunks. They were drunk, sure, but they weren’t drunks. I turned the television off and went to bed, ignoring as best I could the sound of their revelry outside.

When was Sucks Being Sober released?

He currently travels the country doing public speaking engagements and speaking at prisons to assist inmates in preparing for re-immersion into society. And one day, you’ll look back and think, “Oh my gosh, I can’t believe I was ever like that! Some people get there faster than others. Their recovery is none of your business, and vice versa.

I liked getting drunk, smoking pot, doing narcotics and taking the occasional pill. Knowing being sober sucks that I will never catch a buzz again sucks. Knowing that I will never drink again sucks.

It takes me a minute to respond when people ask me where I am from.

First I want to talk to the current users or those of you who are recently clean and sober. Getting clean or sober is a dramatic change in lifestyle and emotions. These changes will be a challenge for all parties involved. Not just spouses and partners, but with family members, friends, with your job and with people you work with. It may even impact where you work or what you do as a career field. Everyone around you will have to deal with and get accustomed to the new and evolving YOU.

  • I have been completely sober (no relapses) for more than 7 years.
  • Once you get off the plane, demon alcohol is there.
  • You’re describing two extremes (alcoholics only live at the extremes before recovery).

Stand up and say, I’m having a rough time, and any extra support is appreciated. Thank you to all of my family and friends that have stuck by me and helped me stay sober. Special thanks to my crazy friend Jhennifer. The book includes worksheets at the end of each chapter. This is to help you devise YOUR OWN plan for what YOU want out of living sober—and how you’re going to do it. This doesn’t mean that you get a free pass on any of the things you are responsible for doing or causing.

Drinking causes A LOT of problems.

I had to radically change my view regarding how I respect alcohol, other people and how I approach social dealings. Throughout history people have believed crazy things, but knowledge and information changed many of those beliefs. For thousands of years nobody considered or believed that the heart pumped blood, but now its common knowledge and seems only logical. Living Sober Sucks (but living drunk sucks more) is straightforward and uncomplicated. It is an alternative to the typical recovery model or 12-step program system.

being sober sucks

It was a red, one I’d drank before, from a country I’ll never be able to afford to visit. Once you get off the plane, demon alcohol is there. Hell, you get on the plane, and it’s there.

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