Hi! I’m Beth. I’m 21, I’m gay and I’m sober.
These three things have affected my life a lot, so much so that I decided to make this blog. Being a young person who is also a gay person AND a sober person can be difficult. It comes with a lot of things, a lot of things that seem just slightly different than others in the sober community. This has made it extremely difficult to find “my people” in my sobriety.
I believe that there is a gap in the sober community, well there’s a lot of gaps in the sober community. For so long recovery programs were based off of the needs of middle-aged, cisgender, heterosexual, white men. This has left so many people behind. The good news is, people have started talking about it, and people have started trying to change it! But it seems one group that still isn’t really being talked about is young people in recovery. Young people seem to just get shoved into whatever recovery space “best fits their needs”. But, what if there was a space dedicated solely for young people in recovery? What if there was a program that catered towards all the things young people have to go through while getting sober? What if there was a way to integrate all the good from AA, and all the good from the online recovery spaces, but add in help for all the unique struggles young people face in recovery? I would have loved a space like this when I was 19 and first getting sober. Hell, I would love a space like that now. I’m not sure how to make it happen, but I do know I can talk about it. So, that’s what this blog is. This is a place where I’m going to show my struggles, my triumphs, the good, the messy—all of it, because young people need to see that we’re not alone and that there’s a lot of us out there, we just have to figure out how to find each other.
If you want to follow me along on my journey you can find me on Instagram writing about life as a young, gay and sober person: @sober__bitch