Writing publicly about this part of my life was a big decision. I thought about it for the better part of a year. Even after all that deliberating, in the end it was a leap of faith, just like starting this blog a year ago. My hope is that my story finds the right people at the right time and helps them. Thank you to the Huffington Post for publishing it.
© Camille Williams and Wake Up, Mama! 2016
5 thoughts on “My Struggle With Alcohol: Why I Said Goodbye”
Good for you Camille! Everyday just gets better and pretty soon you won’t even remember how you lived that life. Life is so much better without the blur of alcohol. This September I will happily celebrate 29 years of long term recovery. Someday, that will be you.
29 years is amazing, Leah! Everyone with long-term sobriety tells me it just keeps getting better. So inspiring.
❤ You continue to be an amazing person in my eyes. I think you're the bestestest ever.
Melissa, I’m one of your biggest fans as well. ❤
I love this so much. Your story is so important. I forwarded this to a friend who has been trying to get sober on her own without much support. She said this mirrors her experience exactly. Being so brave and sharing your truth does make a difference. It hopefully removes shame from the addiction experience. Moms seem to hide their drinking and then it becomes a secret and saying goodbye to alcohol doesn’t feel like an option. Thanks for writing this!