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Stop the Judgement: Laughter Doesn’t Make it Funny

Our 12-step group gives out tags for clean time; to recognize and congratulate certain lengths. This is supposed to be a joyous occasion. For a while now, when the nine-month tag is announced, some can be heard yelling out, “pregnant with recovery, not by someone in recovery.”

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

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I Don’t Look Like A Meth Addict

I am a fabulous dressing, master’s degree holding, funny, divorcée. I don’t look like a meth addict. I got sober before my daughter was born.

I Refuse to Bow to the Recovery Taboo

Recovery is taboo – meant to stay under wraps. Going public with your sobriety can be scary, especially for women and moms.

Sober Mommies I'm Two Years Sober and I Don't Feel Like Celebrating

I’m Two Years Sober, and I Don’t Feel Like Celebrating

“Congratulations! Where are you celebrating?” Just a few days ago, I quietly acknowledged my two year sober anniversary with a “congrats” from my partner and a few Facebook posts from close friends who are also in recovery. Then… Read More