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Embracing the Language of My Recovery

The language of addiction and recovery continues to evolve. We each need to take ownership of our own story and the words that power it.

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 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.