How To Support Someone After a Relapse

The path toward recovery from any addiction is often not a straight line. Unfortunately, addiction relapse is quite common. According to studies, nearly half of all people who try to get sober, return to heavy drinking or drug use, and even more experience a mild slip. There are several reasons for this high number. Short … Continue reading How To Support Someone After a Relapse

No Thank You, No More Shame For Me

I have been so wrapped up in shame that I pretty much became a hermit in my own mind just to not have to face all of which I was afraid that people were judging me for. I totally closed, and I did not share my pain with anyone. I did not seek support and … Continue reading No Thank You, No More Shame For Me

Relapse

This year I would have had 10 years of continuous sobriety. But I don't. I shared once at a meeting that I had this list of the most horrible things in life that if they would happen to me, I would possibly give myself a free pass to drink, like the death of a loved … Continue reading Relapse