Category Archives: Addiction

June 15

One-Hundred Proof

Sometimes it’s as simple as a line from a familiar song, heard when you don’t expect it. That’s all it takes to trigger a memory, to send you back to where you know you shouldn’t go – but you go anyway. Please welcome Amy Noble, who writes with such rich, authentic, emotion that her story almost leaves behind a trace, […]

June 04

I’ll Change

One day, I’ll change You’ll be the first one that I call I owe you an apology Too many thanks, and that’s not all ‘Cause I been runnin’ long before I learned to crawl. ~The Indigo Girls 1989 That guy. The one who charms a woman with the grace and ease that he lights a stolen smoke off a borrowed zippo. The woman […]

June 01

Come As You Are

There have been a few moments in my life when I have found myself at a critical crossroad. I find myself asking myself the simple questions: Are you happy? Is it worth it? Unfortunately, a few of those times landed right in the middle of an alcohol and drug addiction, when I was already living […]

May 29

Is This Thing On? Next Week, on SisterWives…

Addicts. Enablers. Toxic relationships. Labels can sometimes make us forget that there are people behind them, and that there are two sides to every story. Sometimes those stories fit together perfectly. Join us next week.            

the letter April 30

The Letter

Take me to church I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies, I’ll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife. Offer me that deathless death, good God, let me give you my life.  ~  Hozier   As part of my therapy when I got sober I was told to […]

don't believe the lies anymore April 27

A Recovery Story

Addiction, alcoholism, and abuse….in my experience these three things touch the lives of almost everyone. The blessed few who are spared the devastation of these demons are just that…..blessed. Not all of us who have lived with addiction of one kind or another or been the victim of abuse at the hands of another have […]

February 19

You Just Follow

I watched him walk by. Why is he going that way? Doesn’t he know what is over there? I reminded myself that there were many choices down that path. Just because he walked in that direction, didn’t mean he would fall. He walked with such purpose, though. Terrible and decisive purpose.  That’s not a bad […]

February 16

Everything I know about my son, I learned from Philip Seymour Hoffman

I am thrilled that my first official act as a Sisterwife is to introduce Kathleen O’Donnell’s story about her son and his addiction. If I could stretch my arms through the interwebz and find Kathleen, I would grab her and hold on to her because mothers of substance abusers need each other. We live in a special […]

time in a bottle August 18

What It Takes

  I have a propensity for following bloggers who make me think and feel as much as they make me laugh. This isn’t an easy combo, as most of you know. It takes a willingness to be vulnerable, the courage to be honest, and the ability to make typed words drip with sarcasm. It’s a delicate trifecta […]