Addiction, Recovery & Healing
A collection of essays about addiction, recovery and healing.
“My name is Britni, and I’m an alcoholic.” I’ve said those words more times than I can count and they’re always met with nods of recognition and assurances of “me too.” I’m also a survivor of rape... Read
Submitted by Britni de la Cretaz | 08.13.15 12am
Unbeknownst to me, Kimmy and her boyfriend had been using cocaine. I was ignorant of cocaine use and wasn’t remotely interested in trying it. I was scared of it.
Submitted by Nancy Carr | 08.12.15 12am
Making the decision to get sober is never easy. Actually getting sober is even harder. So much has to change about the way you live your life in order to maintain, and it can be overwhelming to think... Read
Submitted by Britni de la Cretaz | 08.11.15 3pm
Loving someone who struggles with alcoholism and addiction is one of the hardest things to do. It’s a drain on friends and family in both financial and emotional ways. It comes with ups and downs,... Read
Submitted by Britni de la Cretaz | 08.11.15 12am
What I do know is what it is like to be the wife of an addict, and those years taught me to claim responsibility for addictions that aren't my own. Thankfully, while that is still my first instinct,... Read
Submitted by Jody Allard | 08.10.15 12am