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I'm Coming Out

By John J. Caswell Jr.

After being in long term recovery, I started drinking again to varying degrees of excess. There have been dry spells, heavy drinking spells, and many attempts at moderation. MORE  

Rescued by the Rescued

By Christopher Dale

Vector lives because I was taught how to live, and he will recover because of my recovery. MORE  

What Will I Tell My Daughter?

By Christine Cissy White

I used to think people who divorced didn’t try hard enough. I no longer judge. MORE  

Feeling Like a Tool

By Kristen Rybandt

I remember seeing an Easy Does It bumper sticker on a beat up car years ago and thinking of it as a warning not to push the car too hard or it might come apart in spectacular cartoon fashion. MORE  

Busy, The Circus Bear

By Mary Killian

I press all the pills through the foil, one after the other. I dump a handful more Sudafeds into my mouth and scoop the rest into my pants pocket. MORE  

To Be the Mom of an Addict

By Sandy Swenson

I shouldn’t feel like a total failure for having missed so many clues and for not being able to love and protect my child as I promised… but still, sometimes I do. MORE  

On the Phrase: They Did the Best They Could

By Amy Eden

Why not say the truth? They didn’t do their best! I got the shaft! MORE  

To Nitrous or Not To Nitrous

By Kristen Rybandt

The other day my husband and I were talking about this and he said “So what, you’d refuse painkillers if you had surgery?” I recognized a loaded question I know absolutely nothing about, so I said I’ll cross that bridge when (not if) I come to it. MORE  

Only Lockdown Rehab Worked

By Maria Weeks

Cravings are nothing but extremely powerful memories of pleasure (euphoric recall) brought on by drug use. MORE  

Comrade Conflictions: Moments of Hard Truth

By Christopher Dale

To non-alcoholic confidants, our progress through AA can suddenly shift from endearing to endangering. MORE  

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