ESSAY: by Jane Galloway –
April 10, 2019 – A couple of years ago I wrote the book I wish I had had when I was going through all of that- “The Gateways- the Wisdom of 12-Step Spirituality- A Universal Path for Living a Life That Works” (available wherever books are sold). I learned so much over the years, and after I finally got sober and got into school to study Addictions Recovery Counseling, I learned about the physiological effects of alcohol and drugs and counseling the family of addicted persons and crisis intervention and referral. And I learned too, about trauma, and how most people who become addicted are trying to outrun the effects of some pretty awful stuff that has impacted their brain, their hearts and souls, and have confused loved ones along the way. And I discovered- after the fact- that I should have been in rehab!!