Introduction to Jami DeLoe, Author of 'Debunking Addiction'

March 3, 2017 Jami DeLoe

Hi, I'm Jami DeLoe, and I am excited to get to write for Debunking Addiction here on HealthyPlace. I am a recovering alcoholic with a little over four years of continuous sobriety. I struggled with alcoholism for a number of years before seeking help and beginning my journey toward recovery. I am passionate about my recovery and I hope to be able to give others the hope that was so lacking for me during active addiction.

My History with Addiction

Jami is a recovering alcoholic who will be blogging on Debunking Addiction. Read more of her story.

Even though my active alcoholism didn't take control over my life until I was well into my 30s, I showed the signs of alcoholism from my first drink at 14 years old. While there were periods of sobriety (sometimes even years) during my later teens and 20s, when I did drink, I did so to the point of passing out. I always consumed more alcohol than anyone I was drinking with, and always had a feeling in the back of my mind that I had a problem.

When I finally sought help for my drinking, after suffering from a multitude of negative consequences, I was diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to a rape at the age of 15, and a physically, emotionally, and sexually abusive marriage. It was only then that my recovery really started.

I have been to inpatient rehab twice, a psychiatric ward once, arrested for driving under the influence, and have seen and done things that I never would have if I had been sober. I'm an advocate and member of 12-step programs (although I am open-minded and don't believe that Alcoholics Anonymous is the only way to recover), and I write a personal recovery blog. I have found that the online recovery community is extremely helpful, and it's huge.

I'm looking forward to sharing my story and experiences with you. I hope that you'll share yours with me, too.

Find Jami on Facebook, on Twitter, on Google+, and on her blog, Sober Grace.

APA Reference
DeLoe, J. (2017, March 3). Introduction to Jami DeLoe, Author of 'Debunking Addiction', HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 23 from

Author: Jami DeLoe

Jami DeLoe is a freelance writer and addiction blogger. She is an advocate for mental health awareness and addiction recovery and is a recovering alcoholic herself. Find Jami DeLoe on her blog, Sober GraceTwitter, and Facebook.

David Roppo
April, 19 2017 at 9:13 pm

Glad to see that you found the courage to overcome alcoholism and deal with the physical and, more importantly, emotional trauma that you've experienced. From my research and experience, I have found dysfunctional behavior to be present in most types of addiction.

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