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 Intervention
April 5, 2021

The Top Ten Tips for Doing an Intervention

Although doing an intervention can be highly stressful it is oftentimes the very thing that saves an addict’s life.


Julie in Sobriety
April 1, 2021

Ten Great Things About Long-Term Sobriety

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.


Julie in Addiction
March 31, 2021

The Insanity of Addiction and Why It’s So Hard to Stop

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.


Julie in Recovery
March 18, 2021

Ten Tips For Moms in Addiction Recovery (From a Mom in Recovery)

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.


Julie in Family Addiction
March 6, 2021

How The Stigma of Addiction Ultimately Hurts Children

The stigma surrounding addiction does nothing to actually help the problem and only perpetuates the very thing it claims to oppose.


Julie in Interventions
March 4, 2021

Signs It Is Time for an Intervention

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.


Julie in Addiction Treatment
March 4, 2021

The Resilience of People in Addiction Recovery

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.


Julie in Sobriety
February 28, 2021

The Top Ten Social Benefits of Not Drinking

From being a better friend to not having to hear about embarrassing drunken behavior, the benefits of sobriety are well worth the effort.


Julie in Sobriety
February 25, 2021

Ten Tips for Maintaining Long-Term Sobriety

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.


Julie in Alcohol Abuse
February 19, 2021

Ten Reasons Why I Love Being A Sober Mom

Wine is not a requirement for being a mom; if anything, it can be more of a hindrance than a help.