Folks get sober for all sorts of reasons: Some deal with substance abuse issues while for others, alcoholism runs in their family and they want to stop the cycle. Because the experience of getting and staying sober can vary so much from person to person, it can be difficult, especially if you haven’t had firsthand experience with substance abuse, to know what’s OK or not OK to say to someone about their sobriety. That’s why we caught up with Merrick Murdock, Director of Addiction & Recovery for All Sober, for five things you should never say to a person who’s sober, no matter how innocent or well-meaning your intentions are.
Meet the Expert
Merrick Murdock is the Director of Addiction & Recovery for All Sober, a platform that provides all the resources, connections, information and inspiration to sustain a sober life. She's living in long-term recovery from alcoholism (14 years), certified as a peer support specialist and is also listed with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health as a qualified mental health professional.