addiction

The girl in the mirror is not me

Those who know of it speak of it not, those who speak of it, know it not.  –Vedic scriptures How many of you still struggle with the conflict within which often looks like: good girl/boy and bad girl/boy ugly and beautiful selfish and selfless loyal and deceitful compassionate and judgmental productive and lazy humble and […]

Episode 12 | Why Being Sober Isn’t For Everyone

If you or a family member have ever struggled with addiction, this episode of Being Human with Vasavi is for you.This episode is for you if you are carrying a secret. The kind that makes you feel ashamed and stuck.This episode is for you if you find yourself reaching for anything and anyone outside of you to […]

Promises that Lie

I wanted to share everything I had written throughout my time in rehab. I didn’t feel like it captured the very essence of my active addiction. And then I came across this poem I wrote during of my group sessions: I promised myself I would never compromise my values. I lied. I promised myself I […]

Just for today.

Hi, my name is Vasavi Kumar and I’m a grateful recovering addict and alcoholic.  I just got out of Mirmont Treatment Center and I am 38 days clean and sober. I can finally feel my feelings and think clearly without reaching for a substance or a drink. I found myself hitting hitting what I call […]