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My Transition to Not Drinking Was Not As Easy As Turning Off a Tap

For at least four months after I made the decision to quit drinking, I found myself in a strange purgatory. I didn’t want to be drinking. I didn’t want to not be drinking. I wanted all the “mores”… Read More

I Can’t Have Sex with my Husband

There’s one consequence of my drinking that still haunts me: the trauma of my rapes is with me every single day.

I Found Hope After I Lost Everything

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.

My Sister is an Alcoholic

In a perfect world, it would be impossible to have an alcoholic sister. But, there is no perfect world. My sister is an alcoholic.

I Drank So I Didn’t Have to Grieve

I didn’t acknowledge my grief. I drank. I drank until that grief became something that could be locked away.