Tag: Sobriety

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

My Recovery Baby Was Born Dependent

I suffered periods of opioid addiction for eight years. In the end, there were more bad  times than good ones. At first I could stop cold turkey and reel myself in, but the last time I tried to… Read More

I Hate Myself Sober

Have you ever been in your head so much that you start hating yourself? Has every thought just reminded you how much you despise who you are? I can’t stand me. I am so stubborn, willful, hardheaded, and… Read More

A Story Of Life After Death

I am a sober mommy. This was not the case between 2009-2013. My drinking up until 2009 was casual. In that year I lost my brother to an accidental overdose, and gave a child up for adoption. I… Read More

There Are Such Things As Monsters

I wrote this letter, not actually intending to give to my daughter (she’s only four), but as a living promise to myself and to her to be the best mother I can be.  You said you were afraid of monsters;… Read More