Tag: Mental Health

My Beginning was Tragic. My Ending Doesn’t Have to Be

Tragic Beginning Happy Ending - Help us Fill a Crib

I would go to school with a water bottle filled with alcohol stolen from whatever home I was in. No one would notice, because I didn’t drink until I was belligerent — just enough to get outside of myself.

Three Months Sober, Feeling Hopeful

I am going to be someone. I am going to live a life as a functioning, recovering human being. I will laugh when something is funny and cry when I feel sad. I will love and I will lose. I WILL BE LOVED.

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.

Struggling With Sugar in Recovery – Ask A Sober Mom

“Hi there! I am a recovering alcoholic and have been sober for 15 months. One thing I continue to struggle with though is sugar consumption. I go in spurts and binge eat sometimes up late at night eating… Read More

The Weight of Surviving

“You are so strong.” “You are such a survivor.” “You must be so thankful to have come through so much.” It was an innocent enough start to a conversation with a family member this week and yet those… Read More