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Tag: Addiction

What My Emotional Rock Bottom Taught Me

When I hit rock bottom and kicked alcohol, I thought I was done. But it turns out I still had a lot of work to do.

Does Pride Have A Place In Recovery?

Where’s the line between healthy pride in how far you’ve come and sinister pride that sneaks up and sabotages recovery?

I Had To Divorce To Get Sober

I’ve stayed sober through tremendous loss but none more profound than my divorce.

I Had A Cocaine Addiction: Big F*cking Deal

My closest friends also know that for a couple of brief periods in my life, I did cocaine. A lot of cocaine. Way too much cocaine. I’m hardly the first writer to find that cocaine made my words sparkle.

Motherhood Made Me Want To Drink

I was five and a half years sober when I had my daughter. I was active in my recovery.  Then a familiar obsession started creeping back.