Tag: Recovery

I’m Almost Five Years Sober, and I’m Scared

I’m almost five years sober: this July 17th will mark my five years in recovery. For the first time, I’m feeling nervous about the approaching milestone, and I’m not sure why.

6 Helpful Tips For Coping With Stress In Sobriety

Over the last (almost) eleven years of sobriety I’ve had to find new, healthy coping skills to deal with stress.

Dear Mom, You Didn’t Raise An Alcoholic

Mom, you didn’t raise an alcoholic. You helped me pick up all my broken pieces and build me into the woman I am today.

I’m “That” Girl. I’m Also an Addict.

It’s exhausting to be in active addiction, you never get a break. You’re always worried about your next high; so much so, that you don’t even enjoy the high you’ve got. It’s exhausting keeping the lies straight, trying to meet new people to steal from, and trying to keep loved ones off your back.

How To Work Through A Deep Craving Episode

A voice that sounded like mine whispered that today a drink would feel amazing. A drink would make me feel whole and perfect. I would be able to breathe deeply and fit “right” inside of my skin. My problems would evaporate, seeming weightless and unimportant. Life would feel wonderful.