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Tag: fear

Pay No Attention To The Woman Behind The Curtain

I always had this picture inside my head of how life would be in sobriety; this idyllic vision of having it all together. I was wrong.

When Letting Go Is The Only Option

I know I have one of two choices, acceptance of the situation or let it go.

Is My Daughter Destined for Alcoholism?

I sat there, a little over two years sober, wondering if my daughter was doomed to end up like me—an alcoholic. My father is an alcoholic. So was his mother. My husband is also an alcoholic.

I’m Not Ashamed to Be Mentally Ill

Kudos to me for no longer self-medicating and getting help, but nobody really needs to hear the details of my mental illness, right? Recovery is supposed to be a happy place.

The Real Question Is: Do I Want To Stay Sober?

The simple truth? To stay sober YOU HAVE TO REALLY WANT IT! I don’t talk much about the first time I drank after rehab, the memory is still very sharp and the wound is deep.