Every time I share that I am a person recovering from Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), with someone who is not in recovery, it is always in hopes that I may change their negative view of the disease, or that I might be the person that they will feel comfortable enough with to ask for support if needed.
“Those of us who have lost loved ones and those of us in in recovery from substance use disorders must speak up and tell our stories!” ~ Michael Botticelli, Director […]
Many people continue to believe that addiction is a character flaw or a weakness in a person. They may believe that the alcoholic simply cannot hold their booze and should […]
I have been sober for a while, but every time my “normal” world encounters my “recovery” world, I still get nervous. I still feel uncomfortable when discussing my sobriety with […]
The social stigma associated with addiction/alcoholism is regrettably still rather paramount! It often hinders those seeking recovery from ever attempting to find and get help. This same stigma is also […]