After overcoming her own addiction in 2012 Julie went on to become certified as an addiction counselor in order to help others achieve a life of recovery. She worked in the addiction field for 8 years and now uses both her personal and professional experiences with addiction as an influence for her writing.

Julie in Recovery
December 30, 2020

Ten Great Reasons to Get Sober This New Year

As someone who has lived both a lifestyle of addiction as well as a lifestyle of recovery, I can tell you that all of these benefits are things I have experienced in my own life throughout my recovery.


Julie in Alcohol Addiction
December 27, 2020

Why Alcohol Is The Hardest Drug to Quit

No one asks a person why they stopped using heroin or why they don’t smoke crack but for whatever reason people will question someone if they say they don’t drink alcohol.


Julie in Recovery
December 22, 2020

Motherhood and Sobriety During a Global Pandemic

So while I know I have some difficult times ahead and that these next few weeks are going to be tough, I am grateful that on top of everything else I don’t have to worry about my drinking problem anymore.


Julie in Family Resources
December 19, 2020

A Letter to the Mom Struggling with Alcohol

Motherhood during normal times can be tough, but motherhood during a pandemic is a whole other ballgame.


Julie in Dealing with Addiction
December 16, 2020

10 Reasons Why It’s a Bad Idea to Hold off Addiction Treatment Until after the Holidays

Don’t wait until after the holidays to ask a loved one to get sober.


Julie in Recovery
December 10, 2020

The Importance of 12 Step Alternatives

Many different types of people have different needs, which is why it is important for people to have options when it comes to addiction recovery. While 12 Step programs may work for some, non 12 step options are needed.