I’m almost five years sober: this July 17th will mark my five years in recovery. For the first time, I’m feeling nervous about the approaching milestone, and I’m not sure why.
Over the last (almost) eleven years of sobriety I’ve had to find new, healthy coping skills to deal with stress.
Mom, you didn’t raise an alcoholic. You helped me pick up all my broken pieces and build me into the woman I am today.
Dear Sister: While you were learning how to live sober, we were trying to learn how to trust you. These obstacles are equally difficult.
It’s exhausting to be in active addiction, you never get a break. You’re always worried about your next high; so much so, that you don’t even enjoy the high you’ve got. It’s exhausting keeping the lies straight, trying to meet new people to steal from, and trying to keep loved ones off your back.