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 …

Restarting After A Relapse

5 Tips to Get Your Recovery Back on Track Some people will tell you that relapse is part of recovery. I think it’s better to say relapse is part of the disease of addiction. As someone who has been to treatment four times and relapsed multiple times, I know, firsthand, how hard it can seem 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 …

A Message to Families: What is Needed for Recovery to be Effective?

Honesty, open-mindedness, and a willingness to ask for and receive help – these are the keys for your family member’s recovery to be successful. The addict is the only person that can admit they have an addiction. The disease itself tells them they don’t have it. Why? No one wants to be an addict or Read More …