• Sharing Resources That Saved Me

    I was a victim of domestic violence growing up. I truly believed that abuse equaled love. This warped way of thinking led to my incessant need to please, feelings of inadequacy, lack of coping skills, and ultimately propelled my addiction. Abuse and addiction are both heavily stigmatized and this led me to suffer in silence. I finally reached out for help and I am so grateful I did. I have almost 3 years sober today ...

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    trauma,
    recovery,
    domestic abuse,
    addiction
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  • There is Freedom-Reach Out-Ask for Help

    I remember how hard the struggle was to admit I had a problem. My pride and delusional thinking always wanted to overpower the reality. My alcohol use was numbing my pain. Flowing through my bloodstream like a vicious cycle of raging vengeance that gave me a fearless feeling of confidence and strength. When the alcohol wasn’t present, the reality set in. I was sad, depressed, and fucking hopeless. I felt like a worthless piece of ...

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    hopeless,
    Hopeless,
    addiction,
    Alcoholism,
    stress