11 years in recovery but always an addict

Celebrating my mom and her recovery journey

Samantha Weald
The Wealderness
Published in
6 min readJul 9, 2020


My mom is an addict.

And not like, “drank too much at the family Christmas party” or “popped an extra Vicodin when she pulled out her back” type addict.

More like…

  • Every cupboard in our house was FULL of boxed wine.
  • We had packages with HUNDREDS of pills getting delivered every month.
  • Meth dealers and strange people CONSTANTLY knocking on the door.