In this episode, Molly talks about her experiences with relapse, what those experiences ultimately taught her, and how anyone working through sobriety can utilize relapse incidents as an opportunity to reframe their sobriety.

– Her first relapse happened after over 365 days of consecutive sobriety; she fell victim to the false pretense that after a long enough duration of sobriety she could handle drinking; she learned that owning her story and understanding her ‘why’ was vital to continuing to not drink

– After seeing her partner of over a year drinking while on a business trip she was overcome with loneliness, lack of trust, and the fear of being on her sober journey all alone; she was able to reframe her sobriety and embrace her story and be firm in knowing yes, this is all about her, and that’s ok

– When friends of her threw her a happy hour going away party, Molly was underprepared and allowed fate to run its course, resulting in drinking too much, embarassing herself, and of course the worst hangover she had experienced in a very long time; she learned that social settings require a bit of forethought and planning and that it is ok to say ‘no’


Molly Desch is a certified women’s sober coach, advocate for sober-awareness, podcast host, and single mother of 2.

As the Founder of As You Are, a Sober Women’s Coaching company, she has worked with women from all walks of life to free themselves from alcohol with renewed energy, confidence, and pride using her Sustainable Path to Sobriety program. She has been featured in publications such as CBS, NBC, Authority Magazine, WomELLE, and Real Simple.

You can find out more about her coaching program, This is Sober podcast, and download her free workbook “Wine Stole My Dreams” from her website

Follow her on Instagram @sober_mober