Greg Kayko is the single father of two children and the sponsor of half a dozen men in the Midwest. A self-described sobriety junkie, Kayko is also managing editor of a large national magazine and author of Realtime Recovery.
It’s been a long time since my first sober Thanksgiving or Christmas or New Year’s, but I can clearly remember the baseless fears, the self-consciousness, and the bevy of misconceptions that tormented me that first holiday season. I deeply feared all eyes would be on me. “What will he do if he can’t drink?” I imagined everyone asking. “What will he drink if he can’t drink?