Tag: 12-step recovery

I’m Two Years Sober, and I Don’t Feel Like Celebrating

“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

I Didn’t Need To Change

When I first started attending a 12-step program, people told me in order to stay sober, I had to “change the person I brought in.”  They said the way to do that was by taking the 12 steps…. Read More

Drinking Was My Solution

When I first started attending a 12-step program, I remember people saying that in order to stay sober, I had to change the person I brought in. I was told the way to do that was taking the… Read More

Why Can’t You Just Listen??

Before the day I completely erased the word “should” from my vocabulary, there was Sarah. Sarah was a few years younger than me, and had been sober and clean for a couple of months. We met through a… Read More

Please Don’t Speak For Us

A few months ago, I got the following in a text message. “Oh my God, (insert popular radio morning show) is talking about all the easiest places to get laid, and some guy just called in and mentioned the… Read More