Everyone deserves a safe place, to feel accepted and loved, regardless of their recovery choices.
Some women find solace in 12 step programs and others in religion, family, etc. But what about those who don’t find comfort in any of those places? What about the woman who wants to enter recovery, but feels alone because she doesn’t believe in the 12-steps, religion, or have close family to lean on? What if her family and friends are still active or less than supportive of her choices? Doesn’t she deserve to feel safe somewhere? Shouldn’t she be entitled to support and love?
We believe there is only one answer to these questions – ABSOLUTELY!!
The purpose of Sober Mommies is to provide a space where different experiences and journeys can be embraced and used as tools for learning. We understand that recovery doesn’t always include complete abstinence or 12 step work, and we celebrate any and all efforts to improve quality of life.
Sober Mommies is – and shall forever remain – a judgement-free space.
Whether you’re just starting out on your journey, in recovery for many years, or just here to give and show support, we hope you will find what you’re looking for on our pages. If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction or recovery, it is our hope that you will find comfort in our family member submissions and read something here that resonates and helps you feel less alone.
We are mothers in recovery from alcohol and other drugs. We write about our addictions, recovery, and we also touch upon topics some may consider “controversial” such as losing custody, using/drinking while pregnant, and participation in medication assisted recovery. You will also find submissions from those affected by a loved one’s addiction.
We wish to share our stories and experience with you, to offer you hope and the opportunity to connect you with other women. We want to open up lines for honest communication, and ditch the stigma and secrets.
This is by no means an all serious site, and you should be warned that recovery has not affected our senses of humor.
There will be swearing.
Finding recovery is hard; and the choices we must make can be difficult ones. Being a woman in recovery can be extremely stressful, however being a mother in recovery comes with its own unique struggles to find balance, peace, and time for self-care.
No matter what you are struggling with, we hope you will understand that you are *NEVER*ALONE*AGAIN*
You may also find some helpful links on our Resources page.