Shauna Shepard, who works as a receptionist in the local health clinic, visited with me on my back porch. She shared why she drifted into substance abuse, and how she struggled to get — and remain — sober.
An excerpt from Writing Your Way to Recovery: How Stories Can Save Our Lives, an extraordinary collection of personal stories and creative writing exercises designed to help others achieve lasting sobriety.
Remarkably, a tense relationship with a sister or brother in adolescence may contribute to substance abuse.
By following the clearly outlined steps to healing in the workbook, one can start healing the emotional wounds brought on by unaddressed intergenerational trauma.