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I Was A Soccer Mom…and A Drug Addict

I was the soccer mom, the football team mom, even the chaperone for school dances and booster club meetings. I was all in. Gradually though, my life became about using to not get dope sick. I was a drug addict.

I Avoided Medication Assisted Recovery Until I Couldn’t

I knew people who had been on for five to ten years or longer and their lives had not improved—so I did not see medication-assisted recovery as a way out of active addiction. In my vastly under-informed opinion, it was just a way to work the system and get your buzz for free.

Rehab: A Love Story

I have one rule for my sobriety. I don’t pick up, no matter what. I figure if I follow that rule, I’ll be alright. Everything else is a suggestion. There are many recommendations I observe — I pick… Read More

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.

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