Tag: shame

An Open Letter To Friends Who Don’t Understand Addiction

Dear Friends Who Don’t Understand Addiction,   Please stop referring to people who have, or are struggling with an addiction, as “they.” “They should just…” “Why can’t they just…” “They should know better…” “They did this to themselves…. Read More

She is an Addict

She is 5’3”, 145 pounds, dressed in business casual, and has curly hair. She drives to work in her black mini van, lucky enough to have the opportunity to bring her kids to work with her. For the last… Read More

Have You Ever…?

Have you ever had that moment when you just had an instant connection to someone? I have. I had that moment today. I spent a couple of hours with four other amazing women at a Sober Mommies group…. Read More

Drinking Was My Solution

When I first started attending a 12-step program, I remember people saying that in order to stay sober, I had to change the person I brought in. I was told the way to do that was taking the… Read More

I Owe It To My Children

My drinking began the night of my 21st birthday, and didn’t stop until I was 34. I did what I thought all adults did; I drank. I knew I was different though, because once I started I couldn’t… Read More