Rock Bottom

You hear this all the time. “An addict has to hit rock bottom before they’ll recover.” Let me be clear, the concept of “rock bottom” only has value as part of a personal narrative — as part of the story a person with SUD (substance use disorder, otherwise and disparagingly known as an addict) tells […]

Homecoming

One of the things about a relapse is that you can see it coming and still feel powerless to do anything about it. In 12 step recovery they often tell us, however, that “in God’s economy nothing is wasted.” My relapse was a waste but I refuse to let the experience be wasted. I’ll tell […]