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I wish I had a mother. I don’t miss her; I do miss the idea of her.

I Wish I Had A Mother

Biologically speaking, I do have a "mother." There is a woman somewhere who gave birth to me. But that's not a mom and I really wish I had a mother! Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.19.17   |   SHARE
Families
Did my mom feel alone, as if she were blamed for what happened to her? Like nobody could understand what she was dealing with?

After My Mom Died, Drinking Made Me Feel Closer To Her

When my mom died, I made a list of things that made me similar to her: My favorite color was purple, I liked to write, I loved reading, I adored cats Read...
Alaina Leary    |   04.11.17   |   SHARE
Long Reads
You can stay sober without AA — at least, I've been able to.

4 Ways I Stay Sober Without AA

Without a doubt, going to AA meetings saved my life. But after six years of devoted participation, my attendance dwindled until, about a year ago, I Read...
Melissa Petro    |   04.8.16   |   SHARE
VoicesMinds

Ask Erin: Am I Losing My Wife To Sobriety?

I’m afraid I’m going to lose my wife to AA. My wife and I are both in our mid 30s and we’ve been married for six years, together for nine. When we Read...
Erin Khar    |   02.4.16   |   SHARE
Ask Erin
"Getting sober wasn’t that much fun, but the benefits of being sober and living a life with freedom and unlimited possibilities are so amazing."

5 Things That Have Saved Me From Relapsing And Kept Me Sober

I’m lucky because I got sober at my second AA meeting. After my first meeting, I ran home and drank for five days straight. Read...
Nancy Carr    |   09.24.15   |   SHARE
Bodies
Addiction.

7 Things I Learned In My First Year Of Recovery

I was relieved to know that my disease was just that — a dis-ease. It wasn’t bad willpower or morals — I had a three-fold disease of mind, body and Read...
Nancy Carr    |   08.28.15   |   SHARE
Bodies
Sometimes ... second time's the charm.

Why I Didn’t Get Sober Until My Second DUI

I can’t tell you how many people have said to me, “Why didn’t you get sober after your first DUI?” These people were not alcoholics, mind you. They Read...
Nancy Carr    |   08.10.15   |   SHARE
Bodies

How Feminism And Recovery Go Hand In Hand

When I first got sober, I was resistant to a lot of the things I was hearing in 12-step communities and recovery circles. I’ve always been a feminist Read...
Britni de la Cretaz    |   07.23.15   |   SHARE
Bodies