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Tag: relapse

Recovery Is NOT A Competition

Recently, one of our Sober Mommies was told by someone in a 12-step program that she should not consider herself, “in recovery” because she wasn’t in 12-step.

Recovery Lessons Learned After Moving in with Grandma

After I finished court-ordered recovery, my family asked me to move in with my grandma, to help take care of her as her dementia progressed.

Alcoholism Doesn’t Care How Long I’ve Been Sober

I can’t remember exactly when I started feeling like I wasn’t enough. From an early age, I felt “different” from my friends, and afraid they would notice. I did things I didn’t want to do to “fit in,”… Read More

Half Measures Availed Me Nothing

The last six years have been quite a ride. Up until then, I was a very controlled drinker, and might have called myself a “normie.” I would only have one or two drinks on weekends, and maybe get… Read More

Four Months Sober, And Miserable?

I was rummaging through some old papers and found a journal I wrote in during my first year of sobriety. What a gift it was to find! This entry was from September. I was four months sober. “One… Read More