Once an Addict, Not Always an Addict

11 Dec

10:38 am

Hey, guys, here’s another Sober Living essay I wrote for The Fix magazine–they just relaunched and are now based in LA (instead of NYC).

If there is ONE thing I’ll take away from my sober journey, it’s: listen to your heart, and let your intuition guide your choices. Everyone is different in their addiction, and everyone is different in their getting sober. Addicition is NOT a one-size-fits-all model.

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9 Responses to “Once an Addict, Not Always an Addict”

  1. changingcoursenow December 11, 2013 at 9:53 am #

    Love you article, and the one linked to it about blogging to get sober. You are singing to our choir! Thanks!

  2. glenn December 12, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

    I recently found the fix through http://discoveringalcoholic.com/ and am happy to have done so. Like any source of information with range I take away what I want and leave the rest. Glad to see that you are writing for them and thank you for sharing.

    • Drunky Drunk Girl December 12, 2013 at 9:26 pm #

      Exactly. The Fix tries to cater to everyone, whether binge drinker, dependent, or physically addicted–through presenting vignettes, reviews, and some reported pieces. But, to be frank, some of the comments are brutal… I’ve spent the day wondering how such judgmental, and angry, people can consider themselves in recovery. Take what you need and leave the rest! Thank you for your comment, Glenn!

      • glenn December 12, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

        By the way, the comment section was exactly as you’ve described: brutal. Any subject that people become impassioned about always elicits venomous posting.

  3. soberjournalist December 13, 2013 at 7:26 am #

    Great article. Can’t believe you had those bottles in your freezer all that time. I had to get rid of everything straightaway, even stuff I knew I wouldn’t really want to drink – having it in the house felt too weird.

  4. carrythemessage December 13, 2013 at 9:39 am #

    Great article, “Jenny” 🙂

    We all pick our poisons…or do they pick us? Not sure. I couldn’t do the drugs…I mean, tried one or two, but they didn’t suit me in any way. But beer and wine (and later *anything* alcoholic) did something special. I think we all have our faves…we all had our brands, our rituals, our things we did.

    I loved the article! Thanks for that!

    Blessings,
    Paul

    P.S I am not sure why, but no matter how many ways I press “Follow”, I don’t get this blog in my reader. Frustrating! So you’ll have to forgive my sporadic comments…I hope I can find a way to get this regularly…

    • Drunky Drunk Girl December 13, 2013 at 10:06 am #

      Thanks, Paul!!! Always helps to hear from you!

      Hmm, not sure what’s up. I’ll go into my settings and see…

      -DDG

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