Sober Since: 11 / 22 / 2013
Sober For: 8 Years & 184 Days
What it was like?
My addiction to drugs and alcohol stole my life. I was a prisoner in my own world. For about 10 years I was in and out of jail with one prison trip. I lost everything. Lost my family and friends. I had no job, car, money and was homeless. I had no life and all in all lost my willingness to want to live. I wanted to stay numb just to forget about my life.
I hit my rock bottom. Everyone's rock bottom is different and the 100 what should have been bottoms for me weren't. With my bottom was a WANT so strong, I could not shake it. I WANTED to change! That was the first and biggest step to my success story. With my want along with rehabilitation, treatment and caring and und understanding counselors I was on my way to sober living. It takes hard work, will and determination! It is possible and it is worth every year and fear.
What it is like now?
I LOVE my life now. Sober life is not all butterflies and rainbows, it takes time to get used to being normal. I'll always be reminded of my sobriety and how I'll be the one toasting water when the New Years ball drops but hey... I have a roof over my head! I have a beautiful family and a LIFE. I live my beautiful and sometimes boring life and it's perfectly beautiful.