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Relinquishing the Bottle: How Good Not Drinking Alcohol Feels

Freedom from alcohol - how good it feels to not drink, Collage from photographs by Plotr Miazga and Catherine McMahon

Collage from photographs by Plotr Miazga and Catherine McMahon

Now sober, an alchoholic shares the life benefits of giving up alcohol

I’ve always hated being the butt-end of a joke. Pranks were never my thing. April Fool’s Day is by far my least favorite holiday. So naturally, I was angry when I found out I was being duped. Something I thought of as fun was actually destroying me.
I had become an alcoholic.

When I finally got sober, I realized what

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