I have not used or had a drink since my wife and kids left. As of today, I’m 105 days clean and sober!
Category: The Stigma
stories about the stigma associated with addiction, recovery, and motherood
Recently, one of our Sober Mommies was told by someone in a 12-step program that she should not consider herself, “in recovery” because she wasn’t in 12-step.
This disease owned me. The longer I sat and drank, the more complacent I became. I had interests, a career, and things to do. I just didn’t care about them anymore.
I’m a person with a chronic, critical illness that lands me in the healthcare settings more than the average person, and I have let people speak down to and shame me, rather than advocate for myself.
After exhausting all other options, my doctor suggested a script. When he said the name of that dreaded narcotic painkiller, I almost puked on the floor of his office.