Where’s the line between healthy pride in how far you’ve come and sinister pride that sneaks up and sabotages recovery?
Sometimes my friends will suggest, “Have a glass of wine! Wine solves everything!” I beg to differ. Wine does not solve alcoholism.
I always prided myself on giving 110%. Unfortunately, that “giving it 110%” attitude also spilled into my substance abuse.
I’ve found myself offering support to spouses, especially women, who have been hurt by their partner’s substance misuse.