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A “Strong Suggestion” Killed my Friend

There are so many reasons 12-step sponsorship does not come with a medical degree. Sometimes well-intentioned suggestions kill people.

Recovery is a Beautiful Gift: But You Have to Give it to Yourself

I want to give everyone this beautiful gift of a new happy life. I want to be able to bottle up the hope and love that I have found, and tell them “you too, can have this.” But I can’t.

I’m “That” Girl. I’m Also an Addict.

It’s exhausting to be in active addiction, you never get a break. You’re always worried about your next high; so much so, that you don’t even enjoy the high you’ve got. It’s exhausting keeping the lies straight, trying to meet new people to steal from, and trying to keep loved ones off your back.

How To Work Through A Deep Craving Episode

A voice that sounded like mine whispered that today a drink would feel amazing. A drink would make me feel whole and perfect. I would be able to breathe deeply and fit “right” inside of my skin. My problems would evaporate, seeming weightless and unimportant. Life would feel wonderful.

You Need To Let Go of These 10 Recovery Clichés

When we speak about recovery, there are words and phrases—”recovery clichés”—that we use regularly, some because they serve us, and others because we are echoing the words of others. I’m learning that if I am to truly embrace… Read More