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.
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.