July 4th and Your Recovery
Alcoholism
What does the 4th of July and Recovery Mean To You This is different for each one of us.  First of all, I think about the people who have served our country and I thank them from the bottom of my heart for their service to our country.  The Fourth of July holiday means fireworks, cookouts, swimming, relaxing and spending time with family.  Hence, as I drive up to spend time with my family this year, I realize the progress in my own recovery. During my last visit, I shared with my aunt how hurt I was over my sister’s …
How To Keep Your Sanity With An Alcoholic
Alcoholism
Growing Up If someone had told me 10 years ago that I would be witnessing my sister’s alcoholism and her shutting me out of her life, I would asked them if they had been smoking crack.  My sister and I had grown to be very close over the years.  We would spend countless hours on the phone discussing our lives, problems, and hashing out life.  We have always lived apart from each other and the phone was frequently glued to our ears several times a day.  When I was told my ill husband and most likely wouldn’t make it out …