EP 334: Reader Question – Why can’t I call myself sober?

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In today’s episode, Annie Grace answers a question from a reader feeling judged by her boyfriend who doesn’t want her to refer to herself as “sober.” What is the definition of sober and who decides what we call ourselves? Can’t anyone who doesn’t drink identify as sober? Or, are there prerequisites for using the label? Annie shares her take on labels such as sobriety and recovery.

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Highlights of what does it mean to be sober?

  • semantics and the alcohol free community
  • labels and terminology can separate us
  • the hang ups with methodologies
  • what does it mean to be sober
  • fear based beliefs and protection
  • we protect what we identify with
  • listening to understand

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