Tag: drinking

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

How can I approach a friend about their drinking?

Q: Tomorrow is my 3 year soberversary. I was a drinker from 13, quit to incubate my 2 kids (now 12 & 13), then turned into the fun, drinking mom. I drank with my friends, my family, strangers,… Read More

Dear God…

Dear God, I won’t ever drink again. I’m enveloped in a desert of darkness. I have morphed into a black hole. I am not asleep. I am not awake. I am in total blackness. Pain sears through my… Read More

I Lost My Sister

In a perfect world, there would be no such thing as addiction. In a perfect world, it would be impossible to have an alcoholic sister. But, there is no perfect world.   My sister is an alcoholic. It… Read More

I Can’t Have Sex with my Husband

***Trigger warning: sexual violence, sexual assault, rape.*** The consequences of my active addiction have long since disappeared. My debts are paid off, my health problems have vanished, and my relationships are stable. The people in my life trust… Read More