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Music

Single Mothers' Drew Thomson Sobered Up to Make the Best Punk of His Career

The notoriously volatile frontman has watched many of his peers find success, as his bands kept screwing up and breaking up. But with a newfound focus on The Drew Thomson Foundation, he’s making some of the best work of his career.
Graham Isador
5.17.19
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

Life After Heroin Is Beautiful and Boring

One of the hardest lessons around being sober is learning to appreciate the ordinary, the mundane, the normal.
Hannah Brooks
11.15.18
Canadian Opioid Crisis

How a Sober Partying Movement Emerged From Canada's Opioid Crisis

Party4Health wants to use “partying as a positive social force.”
Allison Tierney
8.15.18
Noisey News

Report: Demi Lovato Hospitalized After Alleged Heroin Overdose

The pop star had been struggling with substance abuse after releasing a song, "Sober" this June.
Kristin Corry
7.24.18
back to school week

How to Survive Frosh Week When You Don’t Drink

Sober first years tell us what it’s like to watch everyone else make bad decisions.
Mica Lemiski
9.5.17
daily vice

Why Pro Skater Neen Williams Got Sober

Williams's sobriety and newfound healthy diet has helped him get back on his board after years of partying.
VICE Staff
8.30.17
Culture

We Talked to Artists About How Sobering Up Changed Their Work

What happens when you finally stop drinking on stage?
Graham Isador
8.30.17
New music

Lorde's Back with Post-Rager Reflections on "Sober"

Hear what's probably her last new song before her album release next Friday 16 June.
Lauren O'Neill
6.9.17
Features

The Hard Lessons I Learned Sober Raving

Confessions of a reformed party girl.
Michelle Lhooq
2.9.17
drinking

How to Not Be an Asshole if You’re Doing Dryuary

Quitting booze for one month a year doesn’t make you a hero.
Joel Balsam
1.6.17
we saw this

7,665 Days: This Is What It's Like to See Tool Live Again After 21 Years in Prison

Tool's music stuck with me, even though I was hardly able to listen to it for decades.
Seth Ferranti
2.1.16
Festival Season!

I Went to a Music Festival Sober (and This Is What I Learned)

Abstaining from drugs and alcohol at a music festival was never my norm, but I am all the better for having done it.
Reisa Shanaman
7.8.15
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