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What It’s Like to Parent in Recovery

Taking care of a child and treating a substance use disorder puts parents in recovery on double duty

Karli (left), a character introduced by Sesame Street in 2019, has a parent in recovery. Photo credit: Zach Hyman/Sesame Workshop

AtAt six months pregnant, I sat on the terrazzo floor of my Miami apartment, packing up the last of my books and trinkets. My parents begged me to leave my boyfriend and drive alone to Boston. He was struggling in his recovery from a…

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Liz Tracy

Liz Tracy

Miami-bred writer and editor living in Washington, D.C.