Is Sobriety Depressing?
Reflecting on my alcoholism, sobriety, and depression.
My first year sober was the worst year of my life.
I know that’s not the type of uplifting content that most people hope to read in a sobriety newsletter, but it’s the plain, honest truth.
I was a newly-licensed lawyer at a public defender’s office, overworked and underpaid. I was in a miserable relationship that was falling apart. I was living in a new state where I had no friends whatsoever.
And, I was navigating it all without alcohol.
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