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.”
Category: The Stigma
stories about the stigma associated with addiction, recovery, and motherood
When we speak about recovery, there are words ….
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.
Recovery is taboo – meant to stay under wraps. Going public with your sobriety can be scary, especially for women and moms.
“Congratulations! Where are you celebrating?” Just a few ….