Tag: addiction

Porcupine Quill

Anger It is my default emotion. I go here first in most scenarios. In my first couple years of sobriety, a long time ago, I went to a psychic reader at a friend’s house. I was miserable having just ended another epic failure of a relationship and mad about why I could not sustain love in my life… Read On

You Better Werk

Beep beep Eyes slowly peel awake to reveal more darkness than light, it’s one of those mornings when it feels like it’s midnight, the blinking red evidence of my 5:30AM alarm is confusing me.  Alexa -OFF As my eyes adjust to the semi-glow slowly seeping through the edges of my blinds, I pull the sheet back and get a quick chill… Read On

Advanced Praise for Blackout Girl 2nd Edition August 2020 Release

It’s one of those perfect days when the sun is casting its brilliance and holding court in a crystal-blue sky. The last hold of winter evaporates on my deck as spring is declaring its rightful, albeit late, place on the calendar. It’s May, and it has been a long and strange transition from season to season. I am venturing out for my weekly grocery run. I roll down the windows as Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin'” comes on the radio. I turn it up and embrace that amazing feeling of driving with the windows down for the first time in months, cool air on my face and all the promises of warm weather… Read On

Fundraising Screening of Blackout Girl Documentary for NCVLI

February 25, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm EST One night only: exclusive pre-screening excerpt of author/producer Jennifer Storm’s premiere upcoming documentary Blackout Girl with Q&A! About this Event Hosted by the National Crime Victim Law Institute, this is an evening dedicated to exploring crime victim recovery resilience through a look at the relationship between trauma and addiction and the role victims’… Read On

Closing out #SAAM with Blog on Trauma & Post-Traumatic Growth

This post first appeared on Caron.org and was written as a guest writer in their blog for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Trauma and Post-Traumatic Growth I am a rape survivor. I was 12 years old when I was first raped, an experience that shattered everything I thought I knew. Neither my parents nor I knew how to cope… Read On

Blackout Girl the Documentary begins filming June 30, 2018

Blackout GirlA Documentary Film based on the Memoir by Jennifer Stormby Sylvia Caminer, Tracy Schott, and Jennifer Storm Shining a light on dark secrets reveals the path to recovery. A 12-year old girl is raped during an alcohol-induced blackout, beginning a ten-year journey into darkness. Jennifer Storm’s story teaches us important lessons about the role of trauma in addiction and illuminates a new pathway to recovery… Read On

When Recovery Becomes Resentment

An Article I recently Published in The Fix… Read On

How Trauma, Victimization and Addiction Are All Connected

Here is an article I wrote and published in The Fix… Read On

Jennifer Storm’s TEDx Talk on Resiliency & Recovery

Jennifer Storm, author of Blackout Girl, started out life as a happy gregarious child, until she was the victim of a violent sexual assault. She numbed the pain with alcohol, eventually leading her to become a crack addict by the age of 17 because she didn’t have the tools to handle the trauma she had endured… Read On

DolGer Films options Blackout Girl for Film Deal.

Today Jennifer Storm, Danielle Hall Count and DolGer Films announce an option deal to produce a film based on the screenplay adaptation of the memoir, Blackout Girl: Growing Up and Drying Out in America, published in 2008 by Hazelden Publishing.  Jennifer Storm and Danielle Hall Count co-wrote the screenplay adaptation of the award winning memoir… Read On

Ten Tools That Have Helped Me Fight Addiction & Depression

I’ve been there. In that dark place that no one likes to talk about socially. The pit of emotional hell that feels impossible to crawl out of. I struggled with addiction and depression, which for me went hand-hand, for over a decade. I’ve sat with a shotgun in my mouth and finger on the trigger. I’ve swallowed a bottle of pills with a bottle of peach schnapps hoping to end the pain I was feeling only to have my stomach pumped… Read On

Today is my Anniversary; I have 15 years clean and sober.

Today is my Anniversary; I have 15 years clean and sober. That is 180 months, 780 weeks and 5,479 days. But really, I have only one day. This day. Today. That is all any of us have really. In writing my books and speaking across the country I have been beyond blessed to have people email me and approach me to share their darkest secrets… Read On