I don’t know where to start on my journey to not drinking. My children are becoming more aware of my problem. What do I do?
Author: Nicole Ross
I’m eighty days sober. When will my kids stop irritating the shit out of me? They are six and four, and I have a hard time dealing with them. I didn’t sober up for this!
if you are saying, “Mommy drinks because…” and the honest answer is anything other than “I’m a grown-ass woman who can do so responsibly and enjoys it” then you’re using an external reason to justify your alcohol consumption.
I’m a person with a chronic, critical illness that lands me in the healthcare settings more than the average person, and I have let people speak down to and shame me, rather than advocate for myself.
You see, I am a survivor. I’ve had cancer twice. I’m a person in long-term recovery from alcohol and substance abuse. I survived my younger sibling’s tragic death.