Name: Tawny Lara
Location: New York, NY
Recovery date (turning point for addiction or mental illness): 11/29/2015
Creative niche: Writing / Event Coordination
If applicable to your story, drug of choice:
Jack Daniels, but I loved anything that would help me escape reality.
Your story in a nutshell:
My sobriety began as a year-long experiment. The thought of quitting booze forever seemed overwhelming, so I committed to spending my 30th year sober and blogging about the experience. There have been many ups and downs since I quit drinking, but a sober lifestyle is definitely what works for me. I'm now able to explore my creative side with a focused, productive approach. Sobriety has helped me find my voice as writer, created the space for me to try new things, and allowed me to be more present in my existing relationships. I'm now writing a book and hosting sober socializing events in New York City. It's amazing to see what life has given me after I made the decision to stop getting drunk and high.
Top 5 Recovery/Wellness Tools:
4. Support Group.