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 …

Addiction and the Family: The Negative Impact and Consequences of Addiction Stigma

The Negative Impact and Consequences of Addiction Stigma on the Families and Friends of Addicts. It is critically important that the family understand that addiction is a grave and chronic brain disease. This is a proven medical fact. So why is there a stigma attached to addiction? Why do family members often feel ashamed and Read More …

5 Ways My Family Helped Me Seek Help for My Addiction

As a person in long term recovery, I know what it is like to live addicted. I know how my addiction hurt my family and I know the chaos that addiction can bring to a family. They say that addiction is a family disease. The person living in their addiction is not the only one Read More …

Love Addiction Stopped Me from Getting Sober and Clean

When I was 26 years old, I met a man I quickly fell in love with. He was intelligent and passionate and he held a master’s degree in Art History. He spoke French and he could cook and he would buy me red velvet cupcakes from Sweet Lady Jane’s on Melrose Avenue. He was dapper Read More …

Voices of Recovery: Nancy

I got drunk for the first time at age 13 at a teenage drinking party in Avalon, New Jersey. There was a large punch bowl filled with grain alcohol jungle juice, and I was eager to try alcohol, which was a constant in our household growing up. I wanted to be cool and I wanted Read More …

Voices of Recovery: Scott

I’m Scott, I am an alcoholic and addict. I grew up with a great childhood and loving family.  Grew up playing sports, vacationing at the beach and in the mountains.  I did ok in school, and had a lot of great times with friends and family. I was like the typical kid in high school, Read More …