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Tag: addiction and recovery stigma

Advocating for Ourselves In Sobriety: We are Worth It

Advocating in recovery

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.

You Need To Let Go of These 10 Recovery Clichés

When we speak about recovery, there are words and phrases—”recovery clichés”—that we use regularly, some because they serve us, and others because we are echoing the words of others. I’m learning that if I am to truly embrace… Read More

The Truth About Addiction

Addiction does not discriminate. No one can dispute this fact. Addiction is toxic. It seeps its way into everything, for those who are caught in its grip, and overflows into the lives of those around them. Addiction affects children. Every day… 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