I sat there, a little over two years sober, wondering if my daughter was doomed to end up like me—an alcoholic. My father is an alcoholic. So was his mother. My husband is also an alcoholic.
Category: The Stigma
stories about the stigma associated with addiction, recovery, and motherood
Thinking of addiction with an all-or-nothing mentality does nothing but feed into “Us vs. Them” and the stigma associated with addiction.
I accidentally forgot recovery is meant to be locked in a basement and never spoken about. Anonymity doesn’t have to be complicated.
There are so many reasons 12-step sponsorship does not come with a medical degree. Sometimes well-intentioned suggestions kill people.
The suggestion that addicts know they will become addicted, is both insulting and naive. Addiction isn’t a choice.