No Girl Wants To Be “That Girl”

No girl wants to be “that girl.” When I look back on the last 20 years of my life, as hazy as they are, it’s clear to me that all I wanted was for people to like me…. Read More

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

The Difference Between Offering Someone 100% Emotional Support and Enabling

I was recently asked, by a member of our group, to explain my thoughts re: the differences between offering 100% emotional support and “enabling,” as it relates to our mission. Since it’s such an incredible and important question,… Read More

Why is Anonymity in Recovery So Confusing?

There’s nothing better than sharing a personal recovery story on social media and having someone comment with a friendly reminder about anonymity with a winky face. 😉 Perhaps it’s assumed I’m so excited about the amazing life I get to live because of… Read More

An Open Letter To Friends Who Don’t Understand Addiction

Dear Friends Who Don’t Understand Addiction,   Please stop referring to people who have, or are struggling with an addiction, as “they.” “They should just…” “Why can’t they just…” “They should know better…” “They did this to themselves…. Read More