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Kristie began using drugs and alcohol as a teen to help her escape from the unhappiness of her difficult life. The partying habits stayed with her into adulthood and eventually began to interfere with the things she valued more. Recovery wasn't a straight line though, and she had many "day ones" before she was able to make sobriety stick for good. Kristie recently celebrated a year of sobriety and shares her story as a way to mark the milestone.
Online meetings from "In The Rooms" mentioned in this episode can be accessed here: https://www.intherooms.com/home/category/community-and-meetings/
Host Jean McCarthy's blog UnPickled is available here https://unpickledblog.com/ and be sure to watch for her latest book releases here: https://jeanmccarthy.ca/books/