“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
On my local radio station, a man claimed to have “banged” three women fresh out of rehab, within days of attending his first meeting.
I got sober alone. No 12-step program. No sober friends. Alcohol all around me. Alone.
I looked around the rooms, compared myself to others (based 99% on appearance), and assured myself I wasn’t that bad. I didn’t need to change.
There’s no one tool that worked for me, but I have a “recovery toolbox” that helps me feel supported as I build my new life.