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.
I’m a recovering alcoholic. While active in my addiction, I wasn’t a very good mom. Truth be told, I wasn’t a very good person. There was a time I never thought I could make it 24 hours sober,… Read More
When I first started attending a 12-step program, I remember people saying that in order to stay sober, I had to change the person I brought in. I was told the way to do that was taking the… Read More
When I got sober I went to detox, and then to an outpatient program. For over a year I attended an early recovery group meeting once a week along with therapy and a 12-step program. I was asked… Read More
Read Julie’s Story Learn more about the Sober Mommies Recovery Challenge!! Julie MaidaJulie Maida founded Sober Mommies in May of 2013 after a bout of postpartum depression made it impossible to keep up with her… Read More