How Writing Saved My Life - Cici Reagan


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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 had been writing - poetry, short stories and journal entries.
  • She shared what she was going through and when she got sober she sarted 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 journalling as a key recovery tool here at Tribe Sober
  • If you feel you need help with your creative writing then check out 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
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Till Next Week

Janet x

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