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Always Money In The Banana Stand The recovery story that most people want to hear is the one that sounds harrowing, how I fled Guatemala under cover of night, seven months pregnant, and into the mountains of Mexico to birth a baby on my own. Sounds exciting right? Well, if I had known I was heading into financial ruin at my...

On June 5, 2019, I made an important decision. A decision that I thought I had made many times before, but I hadn't. In the past, I would hold on to the idea that maybe someday I would be able to use drugs or drink "sometimes," without everything falling apart. But I was wrong.  I grew up surrounded by a large...

I remember waking up that one morning angry, shaking, and crying because the night before I had just swallowed a whole bottle of pills. I wanted the pain and darkness to end. I was tired of living Groundhog Day over and over. Why was life so hurtful? Why were people so mean? I was such a good person. I was kind,...

Hi! My name is Carrie, I am a survivor and this is my story. It was not easy growing up in a household with an alcoholic mother and an absentee father who provided for his family by working on the road. I had gone through a lot of trauma as a child. When I was just a little girl I was...

[audio mp3="https://insponation.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Erikas-Story-1.mp3"][/audio]   The disease of addiction does not discriminate. I had a wonderful childhood growing up. I wasn't around addicts at all. My mother barely even drank, she would have a sip of non-alcoholic white Zinfandel, and feel a buzz! However, looking back now, I can see that I showed warning signs of addictive behavior. I always had to be the center of...