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From Sober Mom Squads to anti-anxiety workbooks: do new AA alternatives work?

By Cecilia Saixue Watt

07 Sep 2022 · 7 min read

Editor's Note

The girlbossification of addiction recovery or an overdue update of a dogmatic model? A look into the ethical implications of profiting off a safe space to explore problem drinking.

One of Victoria Smith’s first assignments after joining A Sober Girls Guide was to come up with a name for her “self-saboteur”, her inner voice of insecurity.

“The inner saboteur?” Smith thought to herself. “I already learned about that from RuPaul’s Drag Race.”

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