Magazine

From the October 2017 magazine.

The Best Part of the Evening

With 26 days sober, it was her birthday and she had an emotional meeting with her parents. But a surprise was yet to come

Just four days shy of 30 days sober, I turned 28. While I had already experienced a couple of miracles from the program (I went to a NFL game without drinking!), I was dreading having a birthday without booze. Would it even be any fun? 

I hadn’t celebrated a birthday that didn’t end in a blackout in more than a decade. I remember the first time I met my sponsor to do Step work. I told her I was worried about staying sober on my birthday. 

-- Megan M.

Phoenix, Ariz., USA

This is a preview. To view the full article, use the link below to begin a free 7-day trial!

Subscribe