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.
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.
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.
Motherhood during normal times can be tough, but motherhood during a pandemic is a whole other ballgame.
Don’t wait until after the holidays to ask a loved one to get sober.
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.