Sober Since: 05 / 14 / 2011
Sober For: 8 Years & 253 Days
What it was like?
I had my first drink at age 11. I never really think anything of it because drinking alcohol is so commonplace in my family. I continued down the path of alcoholism into my twenties.
I was in a car accident when I was 16, which killed my best friend. I suffered from a traumatic brain injury and many other injuries. I struggled with depression and was self medicating with alcohol, but I DID'T HAVE A PROBLEM!! At age 22 I reached a point where I thought the only way I could make it was to kill my self. Miraculously I woke up one day and decided I couldn't do this anymore. Once I decided to quit there was no looking back.
What it is like now?
My life is infinitely better sober. Once I decided to quit there was no looking back. I never had the temptation to just 1 more drink, because I know what a slippery slope that can be, and I was DONE!