Brooke Feldman is such a wonderful recovery advocate.

Full disclosure: she's from Philadelphia.

3 Reasons Why I Am Out of the Closet About My Recovery

I have been asked many times to explain why I have chosen to be so “out of the closet” and open about being a person in long-term recovery from a substance use disorder. This inquiry generally comes from well-meaning individuals with good intentions who are seeking to understand. Typically I field questions such as “aren’t you worried about people judging you?” or “it’s been so long, aren’t you past the point of talking about your recovery?” I am always happy to explain the reasons why it is so important to me to recover out loud – below are my top 3:

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