Tribe Sober – inspiring an alcohol-free life!
My guest this week is Cici Reagan – a recovering addict and a domestic abuse survivor.
With a difficult upbringing, and then an abusive partner, the odds were stacked against Cici and she became an alcoholic – but she also found solace in her writing.
Not only has writing saved her own life, but she is now helping others to heal – using the power of poetry.
In this Episode
- Cici’s father was an alcoholic – and so was her first partner. That is quite a common pattern.
- She went to AA as that was the only thing she knew about – it took her years to find the right group – but eventually it worked.
- As she got sober, she was feeling emotions she’d buried for years – she had no idea how to deal with them.
- She’s been drinking since she was 14, so lacked the emotional maturity to deal with her emotions.
- As she worked through her traumas, Cici recognised that the drinking had just been a symptom.
- Throughout everything she experienced, she had been writing – poetry, short stories and journal entries.
- She shared what she was going through – and when she got sober, she started a community for people like herself.
- Cici used to feel a lot of shame about her drinking but can now look back at her younger self with compassion.
- We recommend journaling as a key recovery tool here at Tribe Sober.
- If you feel you need help with your creative writing then check out www.cicireagan.com for free resources which can help.
- Cici also runs workshops.
- If you would like a copy of our e-book 66 days of sobriety then please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
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