My daughter was quarantined at birth. Then my husband had a stroke. It felt like the world was ending and I really wanted to use.
When I got pregnant, the doctors switched my medication to Subutex because it was “safer” for the baby. My baby was born dependent.
I am a fabulous dressing, master’s degree holding, funny, divorcée. I don’t look like a meth addict. I got sober before my daughter was born.
I was five and a half years sober when I had my daughter. I was active in my recovery. Then a familiar obsession started creeping back.
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.