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

I’m IN Recovery and I “Rely” On Medication

“Fucking drug addict…” my husband mutters under his breath. I sense his sarcasm, I see him wink with a stupid grin on his face. I know he is joking, but one of these days I will punch him… Read More

Addiction Is A Choice?

I’ve been reading a lot lately about how addiction is a choice. Some believe we choose to become addicts. The suggestion that we, as addicts, knowingly take our first drink or drug fully aware we will become addicted,… Read More

I Wonder If People Think I Should Have Died

Today is my anniversary. I am one year free from opiate addiction – from drugs; drugs I took with and without a prescription. I am a drug addict. I didn’t choose to be a drug addict; my brain… Read More