6 Challenges and 6 Rewards of Being Young in Recovery

This post was originally published on thefix.com I’m 22, I’ve never consumed a legal drink, and I never plan to, for better and worse. Being in recovery at any age elicits both challenges and rewards, but being young, at a pivotal, sometimes confusing point in life even without worrying about sobriety, makes said challenges and […]

“Beth, Alcoholic.” Why I’m Thankful to Be Sober at 21

Originally published at http://affectmagazine.com/2014/11/beth-alcoholic-why-im-thankful-to-be-sober-at-21/ It was 6am on May 7, 2013 when I forced my makeup-crusted eyes open and peered down to realize that I was wearing a faded pastel gown and lying in a hospital bed. As my vision cleared, my gaze fell on my mother in the corner of the small room, arms folded over […]