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.
Motherhood is hard, and so is struggling an addiction and finding recovery. Gabrielle found her way, because she never gave up hope.
Thinking of addiction with an all-or-nothing mentality does nothing but feed into “Us vs. Them” and the stigma associated with addiction.