There are so many different reasons why people stop drinking or start questioning their relationship with alcohol. If you've been thinking about going alcohol-free, check out some of these resources for accounts from people who have. There are a mix of books, podcasts, and info for in-person support in Raleigh provided here. I'd recommend also following our Instagram account to see sober accounts we follow and tag as well.

Please reach out on the "Contact" page or send an email to if you have any questions about these! Also a disclaimer: Zero Proof is in no way an expert on recovery from drugs and alcohol. These are just some helpful links of resources to explore sobriety and find help/community.


Recovery Happy Hour
I listened to this constantly when I first stopped drinking. I loved the message and the stories I could relate to.
Recovery Elevator Podcast
A podcast that features all different kinds of journeys with quitting drinking.
A Sober Girls Guide Podcast
A podcast about stopping drinking geared towards women.


"Sober Lush" by Amanda Eyre Ward and Jardine Libaire
A fun, positive book about embracing the richness and authenticity that sobriety has to offer.
"We Are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life" by Laura McKowen
Laura McKowen gives a raw, brave account of her journey with getting sober. This book was so relatable and an incredible read.
"Good Drinks: Alcohol-Free Recipes for When You're Not Drinking for Whatever Reason" by Julia Bainbridge
This one is purely for fun non-alcoholic drink recipes. Just because you're not drinking alcohol, it doesn't mean your drinks have to be boring!
"Not Drinking Tonight: A Guide to Creating a Sober Life You Love" by Amanda E. White
The title says it all! An amazing and very relatable guide to work through stopping drinking.

In-Person Meetings and Online Support Groups

Raleigh AA Meetings
Here is a link to the online directory of in-person AA meetings in the Raleigh area.
Recovery Elevator Café RE Online Support
The online support community for Recovery Elevator. This one is for both men and women.
Counter Culture Club
A global alcohol-free community based in Charlotte, NC that offers group and private coaching, monthly membership and events for individuals.
The Luckiest Club
Inspired by her book, Laura McKowen started this online community that provides support programs for help with drinking.
Ben's Friends
Offers help and support for substance abuse specifically for people in the food and beverage industry.