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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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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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Could this small change improve the way I write?

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Alcoholism isn’t just about how much you drink.

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Introducing my pay-what-you-want alternative to the typical blogging courses.

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My rocky road to quitting alcohol and cigarettes.

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I wasn’t always optimistic about overcoming my alcoholism.

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Why it’s never too early for some recovering addicts to open up.

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