These Are Our Lives

My older daughter, Tanya, turned me on to this site.  Its purpose is to provide oral histories in interview form, and I think it’s a great idea.  As it happens, I know the woman who started it, and I think I probably know the young woman whose story I’m about to recommend.  (I’m not sure about the latter, though, and I don’t need to know.)  However, that’s not the reason I’m doing it.

In short, this is one of the best and — I believe — most honest stories about addiction and alcoholism that I’ve ever seen in print, and one of the best I’ve heard, period (and trust me: after more than 20 years of listening to stories, I’m no longer easily impressed).  Active addicts, those in recovery, and their families will get a lot out of  this interview with an extremely articulate woman who has clearly thought a lot about her life and how she got where she was — and is.

Please read it.  Pass it on, recommend it to your friends and acquaintances, link to it on your blogs.  Tweet about it.  Mention it on Facebook.  This is a story, and a site, that needs to be seen and heard.  I’d wish Molly good luck with her blog, but if she’s able to keep this level of material coming, success is a foregone conclusion.

These Are Our Lives: Chrissy’s Story

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