Name: Emily P.

Age: 47

Sober Since: 05 / 07 / 2018

Sober For: 5 Years & 215 Days

What it was like?

I never imagined I would be sober. I’m still surprised. I drank every night, never having any plans after 5pm because that was for me and beer only.

What happened?

After an argument one day my husband said (as he had many times) that I need to stop drinking. I became stubborn and threw out the beer thinking that I’m going to show him how miserable I’ll be without alcohol and he’ll see that I need it in my life! However he never relented and I never relented and when I hit 30 days sober I thought well I should probably take this seriously and do the work!

What it is like now?

There is no miracle ending. Life goes on, some people still don’t forgive me and I still have bad days. But I am calmer and I can stay rational. I don’t wake up in a panic checking my social media to see if I posted something inappropriate. I’m out of the prison of active addiction and my loved ones tell me they’re proud of me.

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