Staying Sober: Is There Wine Everywhere or Is It Just Me?

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Editor's Note: In this post at The Act of Returning to Normal, Tara discusses the challenges posed to sobriety by the obsequiousness of alcohol in American life. -- AVF

I don't know how any of you, my dear American readers, were able to get sober here. It seems like every single store devotes at least 25 percent of their inventory to alcohol. The Mike's Hard Lemonade is right next to the Nestea Iced Tea, which is in the pasta aisle. I really feel like everywhere I turn there is more booze.

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With two years of sobriety, I'm able to keep on walking. But back in the beginning, I fear I would have caved and fallen down more times than I can count, because even a benign trip to the grocery store would have provided ample opportunity for the I'll start tomorrow or I'll just have one logic game.

Read the rest of the post at The Act of Returning to Normal, here.

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