I accidentally forgot recovery is meant to be locked in a basement and never spoken about. Anonymity doesn’t have to be complicated.
Category: 12 Step Recovery
Here you will find stories written by women relating to 12-step recovery programs.
There are so many reasons 12-step sponsorship does not come with a medical degree. Sometimes well-intentioned suggestions kill people.
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.
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.
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.