It isn’t easy, but it is worth it.

My journey to sobriety. “My name is Brittney and I’m an alcoholic.” I stood and said that sentence for the first time almost two years ago. I definitely didn’t believe that at the time, but I said it anyway. I was about 2,000 miles away from home when I walked into my first AA meeting. […]

Study shows the role of social identity in Addiction and Recovery

Researchers have recently published a study that supports the idea that social identity loss/gain informs both Addiction and Recovery. This study (it’s called Social Identities as Pathways into and out of Addiction) indicated that people slip into addiction as part of either an indemnity loss or an identity gain. The reverse is also true for […]

Recognizing the High-Functioning Alcoholic

When seeing the term “high-functioning” in front of any disease, it may seem that it is a better deal for the person.  They’re okay, right?  They must be if they’re able to function.  This isn’t true.  In fact, high- functioning alcoholics may be at the greatest risk.  They might appear to be alright–they get their […]