I Stay Sober Without AA.

Throughout my formative years, despite clawing through a domestic mudslide of dysfunction and alcoholism, I never knew anyone who went to AA.  Considering that no one in my family ever got sober, I guess that isn’t really surprising.  So, as far as AA goes, I didn’t know much about it aside from assuming that it…

Breaking Through.

I stopped drinking. I broke my addiction. I never ever thought I could do this. I was trapped, alone, in fear, sick, terrified, getting worse, getting scared, alone, isolated, losing sleep, losing time, watching years flee, feeling tears flow. Day after day of morning pages, I would talk about it. I would never call it…

Why I Need You.

It’s true confession time.  I suffered through my mental health and subsequent substance abuse FOR YEARS completely alone.  It is only very recently that that I admitted to another human being how badly I needed help in every way which led me to the beginning of the amazing journey I’m living now. However (comma), my…