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Tag: mental illness

Does Pride Have A Place In Recovery?

Where’s the line between healthy pride in how far you’ve come and sinister pride that sneaks up and sabotages recovery?

Putting My Recovery at Risk to Live My Life

The guy sat in front of us, blowing back marijuana smoke that twisted in the air and headed directly for my nostrils.

Unpacking our Past to Face the Future

While we walked the aisles and found the perfect Anna and Elsa backpack and matching lunchbox, I told her that in two years I was going to bring her back for a new backpack for the first day of kindergarten.

I Got Sober on My Own

I got sober alone. No 12-step program. No sober friends. Alcohol all around me. Alone.

I Moderated My Alcohol Intake…Until I Couldn’t

The first time I guzzled alcohol, I was seven years old. My mom left me with her glass of sauvignon blanc when she went to use the restroom.