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There Are Two Ways Out Of Addiction

As an addict,  I always lived a double life.  Maintaining some sort of class and elegance in my relationships,  dependable…

Recovery when your family doesn’t understand addiction

Brad was twenty-two when he decided that his life had become outrageously unmanageable.  He had been work to late…again, and…

Our Memories Smell Like Heroin

More than eight million children have at least one parent who is addicted to alcohol or drugs. This number includes…

A mothers journey after her sons addiction

We’ve all heard the saying, Life Goes On. It wasn’t until this year that I really felt the impact of…

My Son Is A Blessing, But He Doesn’t Keep Me Sober

The first time I got pregnant, it was 2004 and I was almost 21. I was deep in my active…

Cravings cravings everywhere, but not a drop to drink

24 years ago I lived to drink and drug. From the time my eyes opened until they closed, each day,…

I Flung Open The Closet Doors And Walked Straight Into A Gay Bar

Sean Paul Mahoney is a gem. His writing on sobriety, creativity, and life as a platinum level gay addict is…

Jemima Kirke on Drinking After Years of Sobriety

Is anything better than two awesome women talking about recovery? Anna David caught up with Girls star Jemima Kirk and…

The Unspoken Shame of Loving an addict

When Hannah first met Jake, she didn’t know he was hooked on painkillers. She did know that he liked scary…