Sober Since: 11 / 13 / 2018
Sober For: 1 Years & 200 Days
What it was like?
My addictions consumed everything in my life for over 15years. I was miserable. I thought i drank and used drugs because my reality was too painful but the truth was that my reality was so painful because of my drinking and using. In the last year before recovery i lost my job, my home, and my sanity. I was mever in denial about having a problem. I just didnt care anymore. But there was some small part of me somewhere inside that wasnt ready to give up hope.
I detoxed for 4weeks in a psychiatric ward and after that i was in a daily program for 6 weeks. After the 6 weeks of going everyday my meetings were reduced to a once a week group meeting which i continue to attend and will continue to as long as im welcome there.
What it is like now?
I got my job back, a new appartment, and i am engaged to the man i love! A man who was there for me through the worst of times and supported me through everything and i am very grateful for him and for the support of my family and the nurses and doctors at the hospital and the counselors who have been so great! Its been almost a year and i feel like a completely different person. There will always be bad days but i have confidence now that i can face those days now without drugs or alcohol.