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What It’s Like Being a Sober Person in a Drinking World

How do you stay sober when drinking inspires friendships, connections, and even promotions?

Photo: Catherine Lamothe-Sauvé/EyeEm/Getty Images

“C“Cheers!” I said, clinking glasses of wine with members of the Communist Party in Vietnam’s National Assembly, the equivalent of the U.S.’s White House. I brought the glass to my mouth and tipped it, as if to drink…

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Jen Shin

Jen Shin

Experiencing, reflecting and writing through the lens of an Asian American in recovery.