continued abstinence from alcohol and other psychoactive substances

Sobriety is the condition of not having any levels or effects from alcohol or drugs.[1] Sobriety is also seen to be the natural state of a human being at birth. A person in a state of sobriety is called sober.[2]


  1. "WHO - Lexicon of drug terms published by the World Health Organization". Archived from the original on 4 July 2004.
  2. Sonnenstuhl, William J. (31 May 2018). Working Sober: The Transformation of an Occupational Drinking Culture. Cornell University Press. p. 8. ISBN 978-1-5017-1121-3.