alcoholism

Eventually, I had to admit that the past I wanted to have — the mother I wished for so desperately — didn’t exist.

Re-parenting Myself As I Parent My Kids

Eventually, I had to admit that the past I wanted to have — the mother I wished for so desperately — didn’t exist. I am re-parenting myself as I Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.12.18   |   SHARE
While it is true that binge-drinking among moms is reaching epidemic levels, it is not the act of mom-ing that got us there.

Three Things Only Moms Struggling With Alcoholism Will Understand

While it is true that binge-drinking among moms is reaching epidemic levels, it is not the act of mom-ing that got us there. Read...
Dana Bowman    |   08.20.18   |   SHARE
Minds
I draw the line at “mommy juice.”

Your “Mommy Juice” Jokes Aren’t Funny — They're Dangerous

I draw the line at “mommy juice.” Some of you reading will tell me I’m too sensitive or we’ve just “gone too far”. And you’re right; I’m sensitive. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   07.17.18   |   SHARE
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That’s the thing about recovery: if you stick with it, it introduces you to yourself.

Addiction Recovery Forced Me To Sober Up About My Relationships

When I decided to get sober, I simply wanted help to stop drowning myself; I certainly didn’t envision digging up my painful relationship history. Read...
Olivia Pennelle    |   07.3.18   |   SHARE
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Photo by Benjamín Castillo on Unsplash

How Queerness Influences My Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol was the antidepressant I felt I always wanted. There was no need to step back, breathe, count to ten, or do any other self-soothing Read...
Trav Mamone    |   06.7.18   |   SHARE
Minds
First, I tell her the love story, and also the heartbreak story, and she listens, even if she's heard so much of this before.

How My Alcoholic Ex Strengthened My Relationship With Our Daughter

As long as I give my daughter the space to talk, I feel like my alcoholic ex can strengthened my relationship with her. I hope she knows that I'm Read...
Rachel Sarah    |   06.5.18   |   SHARE
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My husband is an addict; should I leave?

Ask Erin: My Husband Is An Addict; Should I Leave? 

I’m married to a guy who struggles with addictions to cocaine and alcohol. I've been with him for over a decade. My husband is an addict; should I Read...
Erin Khar   |   11.17.17   |   SHARE
By Paul from United Kingdom (Kevin Spacey) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Kevin Spacey Comes Out As Gay, Makes Excuses For Shitty Behavior

Kevin Spacey comes out as a gay man but this does not give him a pass for being a predator. Call it what it is: pedophilia. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.30.17   |   SHARE
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