Anonymous No More — 6 Comments

  1. I’ll be sober 18 years at the end of this month. I admit in the beginning I hid behind it but today I have to say I agree with you. While I will always respect others’ rights to anonymity, I don’t cling to it. In my mind it adds to the stigma. If my openness about my addiction and recovery is the one thing that might help on person, well…that’s what it’s about right?

    I enjoyed this article so much. Thank you for sharing it and congratulations on six years. That is wonderful.
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  2. Congratulations on six years and keep speaking out. You’re so right about the shame and I’m sure that’s one factor that keeps some people from getting the help they need.
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  3. Hi Nat,

    I’m right behind you, October 18th! Thank you for your words, they mean so much. I am going to share with my friends and sponsees. There is no shame in recovery!

  4. Oh my gosh, Natalie, I love this post.
    I love that you don’t attach shame to addiction and you’re right, that needs to be fixed out in the world.
    I love that you forgot it was your anniversary because you were so busy doing life.
    I love that you and Mike went to dinner and talked and enjoyed talking about the future.
    I just love this post.

  5. A close relative of mine got a chip for 50 some years and explained to me what it meant to be a friend of Bill’s.

    That night is about 30 years ago, but it made me understand the difference between disease and choice.

    I think this is the kind of post that is going to help and touch people.
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