Fourteen months ago I quit drinking while residing in Abu Dhabi with my family.
Not only was I tired of the cycle of being hungover every morning and craving booze every night, my alcohol use seemed magnified in close proximity to a non-drinking Muslim population. Today, I credit a region of the world that confounds most Americans with bringing me clarity and ending my 11-year run as mommy drunkest. How did I come to live in the desert and arrive at the decision to go dry? The answer is a perfect storm of identity and landscape.