I didn’t acknowledge my grief. I drank. I drank until that grief became something that could be locked away.
Is it possible to approach a friend about their drinking without alienating or offending them? What if they feel judged?
I drank in moderation until after a second pregnancy. The medication wasn’t working. Nothing was working. I drank because…I could.
I’m grateful for this website even though I don’t belong here yet. I’m grateful that I can feel like a part of your stories even if I’m holding a drink while reading them.
There’s no one tool that worked for me, but I have a “recovery toolbox” that helps me feel supported as I build my new life.