What’s in a Name?

As someone who mostly eschews labels, I am more and more perplexed by our ability to slap those things onto others and ourselves so eagerly—well

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There Are Many Ways to Help

In the over-exaggerated world of movies and television, helping someone with addiction can look really heroic and ever-absorbing. I recall scenes of people setting up

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On Checking Out

In the beginning it has never occurred to me that my substance use was akin to checking out of life. I thought I was just

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Deadly Secrets

I offer the following as part of National Adoption Month 2019. I’ve written about secrets before, but it’s an important topic to remind myself and

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Consider Coaching

Sometimes with addiction, you need all the help you can get. Actually, you always need all the help you can get – especially in early

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Paige Strickland Review

Many thanks to Paige Strickland, author of Akin to the Truth: A Memoir of Adoption and Identity, for her review of Parallel Universes. The premise

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