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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Pugle

How to Get Sober and What to Expect

Sobriety can be a particularly challenging pursuit for someone with an addiction like alcohol use disorder. Obstacles to getting sober include what some describe as the "uncontrollable obsession to use."1 Risks of relapse (return to substance use) mean several strategies and supports may be needed, including seeking professional and peer support. 

This article will describe sobriety in more detail, the challenges a person faces while working to stay sober, the options for treatment, and tips for building a sober lifestyle. Read more in Verywell.


Michelle Pugle, MA

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