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Tag: Substance abuse

Shattering Stigma: Talking to Spouses in Recovery

I’ve found myself offering support to spouses, especially women, who have been hurt by their partner’s substance misuse.

It Wasn’t Easy, But I Never Gave Up Hope

Sober Mommies - It Wasn't Easy, But I Never Gave Up Hope

Motherhood is hard, and so is struggling an addiction and finding recovery. Gabrielle found her way, because she never gave up hope.

Six Years Of Accountability

The healthier I get, the more I can convince myself that I am of such sound mind now that I can go ahead and drink. But my husband keeps me accountable.

An Open Letter To Friends Who Don’t Understand Addiction

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 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.