Young Sober & Free
September 2021 | Young & Sober!

Young sober & free

A surprise challenge at a sober dance was just the start of her journey back to joy

It was October 28, 1988, my 21st birthday. I was at an AA Halloween dance in Nashville, Tennessee. And I was sober. It was my very first time at a dance without the aid of a drink and I was paralyzed with fear. I just wanted to fit in and have fun, but I didn’t have a clue how to do so without being drunk.


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