I’ve Been To Rehab Four Times and I May Never Stay Sober. I’m Still Recovering.

Our definition of “recovery” needs more nuance.

Nicole M. Luongo
14 min readSep 11, 2020

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It’s simple, hun — you have the disease.” Tom says this as he hands me a wooden chip inscribed with the serenity prayer:

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can…

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