Why I Choose Recovery Every Day.

Life is pretty lonely when the only thing you are doing is snorting cocaine and pills, and staying up all night watching repeats of shows you’ve already watched. There comes a time in your life when you want to change, but you don’t know how. You are sick and tired of being sick and tired Read More …

5 Things I Learned During Addiction Treatment

I didn’t want to go to treatment. Who does? I couldn’t grasp the concept of being away from my drug of choice and how I would survive without it. I was in the depths of despair and I didn’t think there was a way out. Treatment seemed long and difficult and I had a million Read More …

Staying Sober Through the Holidays

5 Sober Holiday Tips It’s that time of year again where everyone is getting in the jolly spirit. They are posting pictures of their champagne glasses and their mugs of hot spirits, sipping wine around the fancy dinner table. If you are sober, this might leave you feeling a little, well… left out. But, don’t Read More …

5 Things I Don’t Miss About Drinking

When I was trying to stop drinking, I never thought about what NOT drinking would be like. We live in a culture that glorifies alcohol use. I am a woman and as I scroll my social media timelines today – I see all sorts of women posting meme’s about how fun drinking is – calling Read More …

5 Ways to Support Your Loved One in Seeking Treatment for Their Addiction

It can be extremely difficult when you see the person you love choosing drugs or alcohol over everything in their life. You may look at your loved one and not even recognize them. The joy and life that used to be so present on their face has disappeared. You feel helpless and you don’t know Read More …

Letter from an Addicted Daughter: The Difficulty In Loving Me

Dear Mom and Dad, I wake up every day and the first thing on my mind is getting high. I can’t stand to be in my own skin any longer. If I feel for too long, I shrivel up inside. I can’t feel this pain. I have to escape it and be rid of it Read More …