Fractured Fairy Tale: Revisiting My Past So That I Can Embrace My Future

Reflecting on the past usually results in one of three ways: You take a trip down memory lane and get all of those warm fuzzy feelings You take a trip down memory lane and get stuck in the horror You take a trip down memory lane, remember who and what you were and how that […]

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Jesus Take The Wheel: Why Hiding Behind God Hurts Your Recovery

When the name Jesus enters a conversation about recovery or a conversation with someone in recovery, one of three things happens: People get irritated, angry and even irate. They are adamant that Christianity will be shoved down their throat and that I’m on a mission to convert them and save their soul. They offer a […]

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Finding Recovery Through The Words Of A Child

It’s been way too long since I’ve written on a regular basis… this is the first complete piece I’ve written in years. I’m not a huge fan of sharing my own story… and since I always do things a bit backward… I am starting in the middle. The middle was my rock bottom. I thought I […]

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A Love Letter From A Recovering Alcoholic

Dear Future Love Of My Life, Even though we haven’t met yet, I have to take a moment to offer a word of caution, before attempting to have a relationship. Trust me, you will thank me in the end. See there’s a slight problem thinking that you can have a fairy tale when you will […]

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Welcome To Normalville – Population – One Woman In Recovery

I was going to title this ‘Holy Shit, I’m going to outlive my parents!’ But this title works too. The concept of time never ceases to amaze me. When I look back… I realize that for 10 years I lived drink to drink… anything else and everything else took second place. Selfish, Self-Seeking, Destructive & […]

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Addiction ~ It’s Not A Battle: It’s A Journey

There isn’t a week that passes where I don’t hear the word ‘demon’ in regards to someones battle with addiction. Do the following phrases sound familiar? ‘I have to be stronger than this demon’ ‘One of these days I will beat this demon’ ‘Once I am free from this demon, my life will be perfect’ […]

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Free Will In Addiction Recovery

A drug is a drug is a drug… the question asked was if “I am just an addict, does that mean that I can still drink alcohol?” While this question always leads to a heavy debate of life experience, personalities and sheer ignorance, my answer to this question would be No.  If followed the logic […]

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Recovery Is A Crazy Place

Recently I have seen a lot of forum topics and headlines discussing mental health and addiction. As someone who is labeled as “dual-diagnosed”, this topic hits close to home. Steadfast supporters sit on both sides of the fence. The group chanting “no meds” rivals the group chanting, “treat the mental illness and the addiction is […]

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The Addicted Project Gives Us Asylum

“redemption will be lost ~ unless I fall to my knees in surrender” ~me This past week I have been on a mission. I have been exploring different platforms and submitting writing samples to anything that caught my eye. My motivation?  I wasn’t working an agenda or going after recognition, I was simply curious Would […]

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Addiction: The Eternal Trickster

The face of addiction is a trickster. Much like the legendary stories of Coyote, Loki & Crow, addiction takes on many forms. Definition of a trickster:  the one given by Lewis Hyde: “trickster is a boundary-crosser” (7). By that, he means that the trickster crosses both physical and social boundaries– the trickster is often a […]

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