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Tag: stigma

I Had A Cocaine Addiction: Big F*cking Deal

My closest friends also know that for a couple of brief periods in my life, I did cocaine. A lot of cocaine. Way too much cocaine. I’m hardly the first writer to find that cocaine made my words sparkle.

I Refuse to Bow to the Recovery Taboo

Recovery is taboo – meant to stay under wraps. Going public with your sobriety can be scary, especially for women and moms.

The Recovery Community is Not A Pick-Up Joint

On my local radio station, a man claimed to have “banged” three women fresh out of rehab, within days of attending his first meeting.

Addiction Does Not Discriminate…

Sober Mommies I Wonder If People Think I Should Have Died

Addiction does not discriminate. You are fooling yourself if you think not me, or not my kid.

Six Years Of Accountability

The healthier I get, the more I can convince myself that I am of such sound mind now that I can go ahead and drink. But my husband keeps me accountable.