Tag: Alcoholism

10 Ways to Prepare for and Walk Through Cravings During the Holidays

I never know when my triggers will hit or when a craving will take over my day. It can be the sun shining or the rain pouring, it can be receiving good news or bad. For me, anything… Read More

I Lost Everything Because of My Drinking

I jumped from job to job and relationship to relationship. I loved being a party girl, going out every night and getting wasted. I thought it made my life fun. Sure, there was shame and regret in the morning, but I could wash that away with a few drinks. When I was around 21, I met the man that is now my husband. We were, “the party couple,” until my birth control failed and I found myself pregnant. Our parents convinced us getting marriage was the right thing to do, so we did.

My Drinking: My Love Story

I am a sober mommy. I have two babies, and one on the way. I honestly don’t believe I would be sober today without my children, the love I have for them, and the fear that if I continued in my addiction they would end up just like me.

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

Just Because You Want to Drink/Use, Doesn’t Mean You Have To

The first time I heard this it stopped me in my tracks. So simple. No bullshit. No magic tricks where someone pulls something out of a hat. Just truth. Just because I want to drink or use, doesn’t… Read More