5 Things 13 Reasons Why Gets Right About the Struggle of Young Sobriety
13 Reasons Why packs a lot into its final season, and while not all of it makes total sense, there's one storyline that I found heartbreakingly relatable: Justin Foley's struggle to stay clean. I got sober over a decade ago at the age of 19, and watching him fight to remain on track reminded me of my own experiences in early sobriety. Though Justin is battling his addiction to heroin in the show, his story of sobriety and relapse is all too common within the recovery community. Abstaining from alcohol at any age is difficult for addicts, and it can be nearly impossible for teens and young adults. Here are just a few things the show gets right about attempting sobriety at a young age.