I’d like to take this opportunity to be vulnerable when talking about my experience with being the child of an alcoholic. This is something I have never shared publicly before, but felt that now would be the right time as I want to encourage others to have these conversations with me. In doing this, I hope to inspire others to have important and honest conversations with their families about alcoholism and other substance use disorders.
This conversation is not one that comes easy and is surely not one that seems comfortable at first, but I can say from personal experience that being able to relate to people that share similar stories has been my greatest gift.
Alcoholics often feel that they are not worthy of the things that they deserve. To me, this is the most heartbreaking part of the disease. It is what motivates me to do whatever I can eliminate the stigma of addiction to help those who are struggling feel that they are worthy and that there is hope.
So I’ve turned to Partnership To End addiction, a nonprofit we are supporting with every purchase of Figlia, for their dedication to help transform the way the nation addresses addiction on behalf of families in need.
And to my dad: I do this all for you. Would stick with you and do it all again in our next lifetime. You are everything to me!
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