Recovery memoirs offer a window into a world that is foreign to some and heartbreakingly familiar to others.
For many recovering alcoholics and addicts, getting sober can signal the end of a double life. We’re no longer juggling a host of barely-remembered lies and secret stashes of our drug-of-choice.Read more "Coming Out As a Recovering Alcoholic"
One of the first things I was told when I got sober and began attending 12-step meetings was: Don’t get into a romantic relationship during your first year.Read more "My Boyfriend Relapsed in My First Year of Sobriety"
Lilies Flash Fiction for The Bolt Magazine When Laurie’s flowers arrive, you have been held prisoner by an NG tube for 15 days… [The Bolt Magazine]Read more "Lilies (flash fiction)"
I woke up at 6 a.m. in a room with two twin beds, and someone I had never met was snoring loudly. My hands shook with such ferocity I could feel it in my toenails…Read more "My First Day in Rehab: Why Am I Here?"
Before I tried online dating, I was sure I was a person who would never look for a relationship online…Read more "Why Online Dating is Perfect for My Life in Recovery"
How It Should Be for Whimperbang Literary Magazine It does not take long for the Vicodin to take effect. Alice notices this, calmly, but with a dulled sense of pleasant surprise. Usually the relief slides into her body, gently and automatically—as routine and thoughtless as the drive home from work. She steers instinctively, unthinking. And […]Read more "How It Should Be"