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.
Going to weddings, barbecues, concerts, and parties may be an enormous challenge for you, especially in early sobriety. The fear of being exposed as the person that doesn’t drink, or possibly being so tempted that you actually end up drinking, is quite overwhelming. For me, there was always this uncomfortable time before the event, when […]
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 […]