The language of addiction and recovery continues to evolve. We each need to take ownership of our own story and the words that power it.
I do all the things good mothers do; I feed, bathe and dress them, brush their teeth, and love them deeply. But I don’t like being a mom.
For me, living sober has given me space to leave behind things that were holding me back, and move faster towards things I want.
I drank in moderation until after a second pregnancy. The medication wasn’t working. Nothing was working. I drank because…I could.
Once the post-concussion syndrome healed, I had a way to manage my remaining pain: alcohol.