Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith is a lawyer and writer in New York City. She is the author of the forthcoming memoir, Girl Walks Out of a Bar, which recounts her experiences as a high-functioning alcoholic and drug addict. Prior to beginning a legal marketing career, she practiced corporate finance law at a leading international firm. Lisa is on the Board of Directors of the New York Writers Coalition. She also is a member of The Writers Room. Lisa can be reached on Facebook and on Twitter.

Straight-Up Sober

“Straight-Up Sober” is Lisa Smith’s blog about life in recovery after years as a high-functioning alcoholic and cocaine addict in big New York City law firms. She is passionate about breaking the stigma of addiction in the corporate world and writing about the amazing things that can happen when addicts decide to give sobriety a try.

My 12 Steps: Step 5

If I need to find humility, step five will get me there fast. Nothing will stomp out feelings of self-importance…

My 12 Steps: Step 1

I thought step 1 meant I was defeated by alcohol. But admitting my problem and asking for help actually freed…

I Suck at Meditation

My fellow recovering addicts talk about their meditation practice with phrases like “life-changing,” “required for sobriety” and “the best part…

Parlez-Vous 12-Step?

Paris in springtime. I think of cherry blossoms in the parks, café au lait at sidewalk cafés, strolls along the…

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