Alcohol & Health: Hear from SBGC’s Sober Ashley.

In my introduction I mentioned that I had several reasons for choosing sobriety, one being my health. Though I’ve experienced a lot of illness in my childhood, my adult life was unmarked by sickness. In fact, from about 2012-2017, I didn’t have a single illness. But around June 2017, my health took a decline that I could not explain. The Almost Alcoholic I would characterize my drinking as “gray area” or almost alcoholism. This type of drinking differs from alcohol dependency because most people never experience withdrawals and it differs from alcohol abuse because most never face major consequences such…

Introducing SBGC’s Contributing Writer: Ashley

Who am I? My name is Ashley  and I am a practicing sobriety. My decision to practice sobriety was influenced by many things, but not by the belief that I am an alcoholic. Here’s an abbreviated version of my story, as I continue to write here I will dig deeper into specific events and experiences. My relationship with alcohol began at parties my freshman year of college. I loved feeling social, disinhibited and outgoing. For a few years my drinking, while not exactly healthy, was not problematic to me. Sure, I binged with my friends on the weekends, but I…