Women in Recovery
There isn't a more loving nor a more volatile relationship in the world than the one between mother and daughter. Which way it goes depends on us and our willingness to accept. It is not all about us.
Do You Have a Drinking Problem?
It is at times difficult to understand what constitues a drinking problem. Answering this questionnaire as honestly as you can may help you make the decision about your drinking habits.
Faith in Action
Women's meetings are so vital to recovery. We may not even share the same addiction but if we are in recovery we have an obligation to extend a hand to our sisters. Be a meeting maker from the ground up!
Grrlsurvivors.org [offsite link]
For survivors of sexual assault or abuse.
Mother's Day is one of the most celebrated days of the year. Not every woman is a mother but we are all daughters. Examine your own relationship, past or present, with your mom. Are/were you the best daughter you could be?
Our Children, Our Addiction
Our children may not acknowledge our addiction(s) because of their age or the situation. What we must understand is that when we are in our disease, we are not the only person being judged. Our children may suffer more than we know and it isn't about them.
Our New Strength in Recovery
There are times when our recovery is challenged by difficult events in life. How we handle these are a true measure and testament to the strength of our recovery and the 12 Steps.
Progress Not Perfection
We love the phrase "progress not perfection". We have worked hard to rid ourselves of the need to be perfect. But do we truly mean it the way it was intended or do we use it as an excuse for old bevaviors?
RAINN [offsite link]
RAINN operates a 24/7 hotline and assists survivors of assault. Find statistics, counseling resources, prevention tips, news and more.
Being a mother today isn't easy for anyone but for moms recovering from an addiction it is not only about the changes they make. It is also about the choices their children make and with these come joy and tears.
How private is your recovery? When, why and to whom do you reveal your addiction? When necessary I prefer to reveal my recovery not my addiction. Recovery is the good news and evidence I am living in the now.
SoberMoms Community for Women [offsite link]
Support for women in recovery, Includes online community message boards, recovery journals, meetings and events. Resources for 12 Step Programs, women and mothers in recovery.
The Butterflies of Recovery
A light, whimsical way of looking at our self-esteem and our outer selves. True beauty does come from within but isn't it nice to feel healthier and be a more beautiful you? If that is not what you are feeling or seeing take a lesson from the butterflies.
The Importance of Sharing
Sharing is one of the most important aspects of recovery. Here are a few ways you can share your message.
WIN [offsite link]
Provides shelter and support for disadvantaged mothers and children.
Women for Sobriety [offsite link]
A non-profit organization dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions.
Women In Recovery
There is no addiction that encompasses only men or only women. Addiction(s) are not discriminating in any way. But women in recovery do have something very special...each other!
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