Name: Jacob M

Age: 44

Sober Since: 03 / 27 / 2012

Sober For: 11 Years & 258 Days

What it was like?

I was introduce to alcohol and drugs at the age of ten. The older I got the more people I found doing the same destructive behaviors. Regardless of the reasons to do so I continued with near death experiences, jailed a few, prision and so jaded until I went into an emergancy room. I was told that I should be dead or unconsious, judging by my blood content. Was recommended to a detox. Then to a treatment center, that was where I was introduced to recovery. I stayed sober 3 1/2 years, relapsed and repeated... a little more than 3 years, relapsed. Now close to 7 years. The longest since I was a kid.

What happened?

In a hotel room, I would have taking my life if I had the means (a loaded gun, etc.) because I realized my life was wasted on alcohol and drugs. I decided that I deserved not only another chance at recovery and better. I knew that recovery was the only way I'd make it and since 3-27-12 sobriety has been giving me the chance I ddesperately needed.

What it is like now?

Now, grateful I survived my last relapse

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