Healthier ways to cope instead of drugs and alcohol, from a survivor (that aren’t cookie cutter)

Jessie Huang
Apr 2, 2019 · 4 min read

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In early 2018, days after my ex-partner violently assaulted me by beating me with his shoe, stomp-kicking me, and nearly breaking my ribs, I went on my first bender of many.

Bender: A term commonly used to describe a period of time (preferably more than 24 hours) spent escaping life’s harsh realities…