Tag: recovery

My Scars from Daddy--A Recovered Addict

My Scars from Daddy--A Recovered Addict
By A Comeaux You were about 40 when you got clean for the last time. During your 20’s and 30’s as an addict I was a child, bearing the burdens of your ill choices. I helped you read. I encouraged you after you disappointed me year in and out. My love, friendship and loyalty is... Read more »

A Recovering Addict's Letter to Her Children

A Recovering Addict's Letter to Her Children
By Rachel Trimble My darling innocent ones, You only know me as Mommy, and I hope that is the only way you will ever know me. But someday you will ask me why I call myself an addict and what does that mean, anyway? Being an addict means that mommy used to be very sick,... Read more »

Truth About Addiction and Motherhood

Truth About Addiction and Motherhood
An Addict Still Loves Her Children By Rachel Trimble I got pregnant after I got clean, and I am very grateful for this, but I also know sometimes that isn’t always the case. I clearly remember standing in front of a room full of people being recognized for having six months clean and being a... Read more »
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The 4 Phases of Addiction--and Recovery

The 4 Phases of Addiction--and Recovery
By Rachel Trimble Time keeps on ticking…. On the 29th of October, I celebrated three years clean from drugs and alcohol. In the grand scheme of my using career, that’s about one quarter of the time I spent using, but still quite a feat for this recovering addict. That date  is dearer to me than... Read more »

Addiction Recovery and the Power of Service

Addiction Recovery and the Power of Service
By Rachel Trimble One of the pillars of addiction recovery is service to others. Whether it is making coffee, greeting someone at the door with a smile, or setting up chairs, we are encouraged to get involved at the start of our gatherings; the exercise helps us to get out of our own way and... Read more »

Every Woman Needs a Woman

Every Woman Needs a Woman
By Rachel Trimble My first one-on-one interaction at a recovery meeting was with a man.  He handed me a tissue, put his arm around my shoulders, and said “You are in the right place, let me introduce you to some women you need to get to know.” I wanted no part of any of them;... Read more »
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FAIL! 5 Relationships Recovering Addicts Should Avoid

By Rachel Trimble Active addicts and alcoholics make terrible partners in any type of relationship—especially romantic ones—and newly-clean addicts are no different. But… who attracts damage as well as another damaged individual? Who understands the needs of someone in recovery as well as another recovering person?   FAIL! Five Relationships Recovering Addicts Should Avoid Even... Read more »

5 Coping Rules for the Addict's Child

By Rachel Trimble Without a Voice or a Choice of Their Own: “A moment of silence for the babies born into this disease without a voice or a choice of their own.” Many recovery meetings end this way, a prayer for the innocent ones affected by the choices of their parents. Addiction affects every member... Read more »

Love Can Save an Addict

Love Can Save an Addict
We host a love tweet chat every Wednesday (#SBCCHAT) at noon, and for the past few weeks, one of our Tweeps would dive right in and Tweet her views on love, trust and honesty. In 140 characters or less, Rachel had me mesmerized with her authenticity, and her clarity on her situation, and most importantly,... Read more »
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