Maintain parts of your routine as much as you can to trick your brain into feeling like the holiday is like all of the other days you have successfully been sober. Exercise, eat breakfast, journal, go to a support meeting, spend time alone and do any of the normal activities you typically do that help you stay on track. Do your best to stick to your normal sleep routine, so that your body’s internal clock, which can be altered by alcohol consumption, stays on track. Macklemore is an investor and creative director for CLEAN Cause Sparkling Mate, a beverage company that supports people in addiction recovery. CLEAN Cause’s product line features USDA, organic certified sparkling drinks with “160 milligrams of organic ‘Better Caffeine,’” according to the company website.

I ended up on a bus downtown, then in a McDonald’s, where I threw up in a trash can and had to run from the cops. From the very start, I had the allergy where one wasn’t enough, and once I started, I couldn’t stop. Dean recommends having fun making festive alcohol-free cocktails and getting your friends and family involved. “I made a note in my phone of all the reasons why I need to go sober and why I want to stay sober,” she says. “And whenever I have that thought of ‘I could just have a drink’, I’d read it.”

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I can’t speak to what anyone else needs, but for me, it was going to inpatient treatment and 12-step meetings. Part of the 12-step sober rappers literature states that we’re supposed to be anonymous. Because of that, there is an air of secrecy that comes with the program.

This can look like finding one person you trust with this experience. “I didn’t know that there was a community that was there to support, love me unconditionally, and had the same f–king disease,” he said during an appearance on “People’s Party with Talib Kweli.” “It continues to save my life.” Macklemore has recently teamed with CLEAN Cause, a beverage company with a mission. Founder Wes Hurt noticed that the sober living experience was crucial to the recovery process, especially when it comes to forming routines, finding employment, and preparing to re-enter the world. For this reason, CLEAN Cause donates 50% of their net profits, or 5% of net revenues, whichever is greater, to help fund sober living scholarships. Almost 3,000 scholarships, around $1.5 million, have been backed through CLEAN Cause.

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In an interview with Talib Kweli, he said that he started using drugs and alcohol as a teenager and realized early on that he had no ability to control himself. “There was a community that was there to support and love me unconditionally that had the same f—ing disease,” Macklemore explained. “There is a therapeutic value of one addict to another sharing their experience, strength and hope [and] that has saved my f—ing life and continues to save my life.” The Seattle native first shared on Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Expert” podcast in April 2021 that he had relapsed during the pandemic, saying it was hard to stay focused on sobriety when his 12-step program meetings were virtual. Over the years, Macklemore continued to put a spotlight on his own experience with addiction by bringing awareness to substance abuse in the U.S.

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