No Matter What? – 

JUNE 5, 2020 – On March 11, Saige quit drinking for the second time in her life — but this time she would have to navigate recovery during a pandemic. Just three weeks into her sobriety, Gov. Tom Wolf issued a stay-at-home order due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19.

“I went to one meeting with people and then meetings started shutting down,” she said. “I think it is really hard being new in sobriety and having to go through this because you’re getting sober on Zoom. You’re talking to people through a laptop, or it’s isolation, and isolation is not easy. That’s something I did when I was drinking, you know?”

Throughout staying at home, Saige had to switch to online learning as a college student, hold two jobs and maintain her sobriety.

But, she did it.

As of March 29, Saige was confident in her sobriety. Although some 12-step meetings are beginning to meet in person again, for now she is continuing to attend virtually.

“I know that some 12-step meetings are now starting to meet up again…



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