Today I have seven days of sobriety. I’m treating myself to a poké bowl and a golden latte. Sobriety has shown me that I have been seriously neglecting taking care of myself— from the food I was eating to the amount of sleep I was getting at night. I have taken Holly Whitaker’s advice and employed radical self care in my life. For me this has looked like cooking healthy food, meditation, playing with my daughter, reading Beautiful Boy and Clean by David Sheff, talking to sober friends, taking a Hip Sobriety class, going to bed by 9 and asking for help. I’m feeling feeling better than I have in years and wondering why I didn’t do this sooner.