Tag: acceptance

Recovery and…The Danger of Gimmicks in Recovery

I’ve noticed a trend in the recovery community of what I’ll call the “recovery and…” idea. I see people promoting recovery and fitness, recovery and essential oils, recovery and holistic healing, recovery and underwater basket weaving, etc. (OK,… Read More

I’m IN Recovery and I “Rely” On Medication

“Fucking drug addict…” my husband mutters under his breath. I sense his sarcasm, I see him wink with a stupid grin on his face. I know he is joking, but one of these days I will punch him… 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

It’s Okay To Be Human In Recovery

I want to make it clear that it is not my intention to bash 12-step programs; I love them. I’ve been an active member of one since the day I got clean. I’m grateful for every suggestion I’ve ever received,… Read More

How I Explained Recovery To My Daughter

  I always dreaded the day that I would need to explain my alcoholism to my daughter.  I knew that it was going to be a necessary conversation; a conversation that would help to heal the wounds that my drinking behavior… Read More