5 Reasons To Become A Sober Black Girl- Even If You Don’t Have a Drinking Problem

I gave up drinking, and I am not a recovering alcoholic. I simply reached the point in my relationship with alcohol where it no longer served a purpose in my life. I drank to cope and after drinking, I often times felt emotional and sad. I would become moody and experience stomach cramps which would require an entire day to recover from.  I’ve tried to quit drinking in the past, but it never quite worked out. However, this past October I decided to give sobriety another chance, and even though it has been hard it has been very rewarding. I…

Sobriety X Anxiety: Here’s What I Found

Since becoming sober, I’ve experienced really bad anxiety. I guess I have always had anxiety, but coped with it through drinking. But now that I am sober, my anxiety has been out of control. I wake up feeling like I am about to lose my mind without warning and for no apparent reason. I know it’s just my mind playing tricks on me, but it sucks. The more anxious I get the more I want to drink. So this week I went on a mission to discover tools to help manage my anxiety. Below are some tools that work for…

Staying Sober During the Holidays

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but ‘tis is also the season where you may be feeling stressed- especially if you are sober and Black. Black people work and play hard. We take the holidays and our celebrations seriously. Very seriously. We buy our best outfits, get our hair laid and so forth. So it is no surprise when I say that parties, gatherings, and expectations from family and friends can make anyone think about sipping a glass of wine or two. Well if you are committed to staying sober, don’t! We got you. Below are five tips for how…