rock bottom

Why Rock Bottom Might Be A Pervasive Myth

Why Rock Bottom Might Be A Pervasive Myth

When I started writing this article the concept was to write about the point at which seven of us reached the end of our substance use disorder, and sought help. It was to show others that while that point may have looked different to all of us, we all had mounting consequences and a dire need to seek more for our lives—a life worth living, if you will.

Confessions of an Alcoholic Mom, Part I: Motherhood and Alcoholism

Confessions of an Alcoholic Mom, Part I: Motherhood and Alcoholism

I couldn’t quit drinking. I had finally found myself outsmarted by the alcohol. Even with my great husband and kids and life, and without ever getting arrested or blacking out and ending up in Vegas, or any of that stuff that belongs on an Intervention episode, I had, very quietly, and very successfully, drank myself into full blown addiction.

Why You Don't Need to Hit Rock Bottom to Start Getting Better

Why You Don't Need to Hit Rock Bottom to Start Getting Better

What does hitting rock bottom actually mean? And do you definitely have to hit one to stop drinking? Well, let’s start with what it is: the dictionary defines rock bottom as the lowest level possible. This can mean different things to different people.