Although doing an intervention can be highly stressful it is oftentimes the very thing that saves an addict’s life.
It took me a while to realize that alcohol and I had a pretty dysfunctional and toxic relationship and that I do so much better when I stay as far away from it as I can.
While the rational part of my brain knew I was drinking too much, the side of my mind consumed by my addiction only wanted more. Alcohol made me selfish, yet it also made me give away all of myself until I had nothing left to give.
I'll never forget the freedom I felt when I finally began to love myself again and realize that I was worth it, and the best part is that you are too.
The stigma surrounding addiction does nothing to actually help the problem and only perpetuates the very thing it claims to oppose.
It is better to have a loved one be mad at you for confronting them about their addiction than never to say anything and sit by as they destroy themselves.
A history of substance abuse issues doesn’t mean that a person is no longer capable of doing amazing things. If anything, some of the most remarkable people I know once struggled with addiction themselves.
From being a better friend to not having to hear about embarrassing drunken behavior, the benefits of sobriety are well worth the effort.
In the beginning stages of addiction recovery, a lifestyle of long-term sobriety may feel out of reach. Thankfully, a sober lifestyle is not only possible; it is also very achievable when a person takes the necessary steps to create a better life for themselves.
Wine is not a requirement for being a mom; if anything, it can be more of a hindrance than a help.