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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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My experiences during four months of daily blogging about addiction.

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Beginning to Blog


It wasn’t easy to open up about my alcoholism in a room full of strangers.

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Seeing a Therapist


The writer and actor kept his alcoholism hidden for years before finally getting sober.

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Simon Pegg. Photo by Sean Reynolds via Wikimedia Commons. Licensed under CC BY 2.0.



Quitting alcohol was a chance to build myself from the ground up.

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While struggling to quit alcohol and cigarettes, I searched long and hard for answers.

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I tried three ways of dealing with my addiction, but only one worked.

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Ignoring the Problem


The hidden effects of alcoholism.

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The Stranger Things actor struggled with addiction at a young age.

David Harbour holds a microphone.
David Harbour holds a microphone.
David Harbour. Photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

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