dana and stella

Being a Mom in Recovery

Just a little disclaimer, I’m doing my best not to cry while writing this.  The fact of the matter is that I feel extremely blessed to be able to write about this topic.  Not only because I’m grateful to be someone in recovery from addiction, but because I am beyond grateful that I get to…

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Marriage in Recovery

Dana’s Perspective If you’re familiar with 12-step recovery, you may have heard the suggestion from some members to stay out of new relationships within your first year.  While this is not a requirement to find or maintain recovery, there are some valid reasons why people often make this suggestion.  Relationships are not easy for most…

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How to Stop Being an Angry Drunk

Alcohol abuse and dependency impact millions of Americans annually. Alcohol is prone to addiction because of the euphoric effects it causes when you become intoxicated. It can make you physically and psychologically dependent, causing painful and serious withdrawal symptoms when you stop drinking. Alcohol abuse and alcoholism increase your risk of engaging in dangerous behaviors,…