Seeing that photo of my infant son, my heart raced. It broke. It clawed at reality. My throat closed up. It choked.
When I was five years sober, I hit an emotional bottom. I was still making terrible decisions and no longer had an intoxication defense to justify them. I found myself unable to look in the mirror sober, because I… Read More
I met my significant other during the last two years of my active drug addiction, so he has seen me behave pretty badly. He was the one standing next to me apologizing for my behavior while we were… Read More
I woke up this morning before the sun came up. I felt excited about the day and a part of me couldn’t wait until the kids were up so we could start it. I knew where I was,… Read More
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Updated on January 1, 2014 by
A few months after I completed rehab, I came across a woman who ended up sending me some speaker CDs from a 12-step meeting. I didn’t open them right away. She told me she would be sending them… Read More