To prevent her daughter from making the same mistakes as her, Abbey Fickley does not hesitate to take her to her meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous.
In her early twenties, Abbey Fickley fell into a terrible trap. Addicted to alcohol and drugs, the American from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, went back and forth to the rehab center. At the time, the 27-year-old even risked jail time for stealing from her own family. More determined than ever, the pretty blonde has however conquered her demons. She has now been sober since 2018. A fight she shares with her 7-year-old daughter. She has been attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings with her offspring for two years now. The goal ? Educate him about the dangers of addictions.
“I find it extremely important to be transparent and pedagogical with my 7-year-old daughter about this pathology, for many reasons,” Abbey confessed to the Daily Star. For the young mother, it is necessary to warn her child because of the world in which she lives. The American is also aware that this pathology can be genetic: “If my daughter has an addictive personality, giving her the tools now will allow her to navigate these emotions.” In addition to helping her offspring spot the warning signs, she wants to rid her of all guilt: “My addiction has affected our relationship and I don’t want her to feel guilty.”
Achieve sobriety? A complicated challenge
If Abbey managed to get out of it, the road to sobriety was not easy: “The most difficult thing was to find my place in this world. I was a young woman of 23 years old, homeless no car and no skills. I had nothing but a heavy addiction to drugs and I needed to rebuild my life. That was the hardest part for me. Comparing myself to others, comparing their success to my failures. It’s complicated. I had to learn that it was always me against me. As long as I fight to be better than I was yesterday, I’m proud of myself.” A nice conclusion for the one who shares her daily life on her TikTok page.