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I’m a lawyer and teacher from North Carolina. I write about sobriety, mental health, running, and more. Buy me a “coffee” at ko-fi.com/benyaclark.

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How the ending lockdowns have triggered old cravings.

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So why are so many YouTubers pretending that they can?

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It wasn’t until I quit drinking that I understood how much alcohol had been in my way.

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To quit drinking, I had to make tough decisions.

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Can you really go from zero to fluent for free?

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How I filled my time after getting sober — and whether I became too obsessed.

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For Sheckler, sobriety began with a call to mom.

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Sometimes the most well-intended advice is also the most detrimental.

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