I Fell Apart in a Million Tinny Pieces

I have been through many struggles in my eight and a half years of sobriety. I broke many times before, and many times I had put myself back together. Some of them I wasn’t sure if I could get through sober at all, but I did. Except for this time. And even though I had…

How to Move Forward After a Relapse

Relapse is an unfortunate reality for many struggling with recovery. It can also be so devastating and tough to understand, that it can plunge you back to former levels of use in no time! But do not despair – it is now time to make some big changes! After a relapse you will need to…

Dismantling the Common Causes of a Relapse

Relapse can be so devastating and tough to understand, and if not halted it can plunge you back to former levels of use in no time and things can quickly spiral out of control. When we relapse, we often over-drink almost as if we are making up for lost time and our drinking appears to…

Why Coming Back From a Relapse is a Success

If you have recently had a relapse or a slip you may be feeling extremely discouraged and disappointed. Shame and guilt may be consuming you as you feel that there is something completely wrong with you as all you have to do is not drink and you are not able to do just that! Believe…

Why Relapse Does Not Mean Failure

Relapse is a huge part of my journey to recovery. I spent four long years gathering up a few months of sobriety here and there, but always returning to drinking. Sometimes I ended up drinking because I was angry, mad or hurt, and sometimes seemingly for no reason! One of the hardest things about that…