Looking back, it’s easy for Emily to see that alcohol was always a problem.
She says that although something bad didn’t happen every time she drank when bad things did happen she had been drinking.
In college, she was able to mask her problem because her drinking didn’t look too different from anyone else.
It wasn’t until Emily became a mom that her drinking became a glaring issue and she started to participate in what she refers to as “Mommy Wine Culture.”
“All the things happened that they say are going to happen.”
She had trouble in her marriage, was dropping the ball as a mom, got a DUI, and finally, she had enough.
Today Emily is 3 years sober.
She is a Recovery Coach, Public Speaker, and Author of the book, “Highlight Real: Finding Honesty & Recovery Beyond the Filtered Life”