Name: Jessica Newman
Sober Since: 01 / 06 / 2013
Sober For: 9 Years & 136 Days
What it was like?
I held down a job (barely) but was literally constantly hungover and puking at work. It got to the point that every waking moment I want at work i was chugging beers and shots. I'd wake up on the weekends, holidays and pto days and immediately start drinking. I mean 6am, shots of Jack chased with beer. Finished off anything left from the night before including any kind of alcohol my husband had.
After multiple failed attempts to "take a break " I started to realize, i might not have control of this. I got scared. My husband told me I was getting hard to be around, he wasn't sure if he could keep loving the drunk me. I made a commitment to myself, I had to prove that I was in control. I only intended to take a break, with plans to celebrate me proving I have control of my drinking by drinking on st patty's day. But after a month I knew I was definitely done drinking forever.
What it is like now?
I've never been more proud or happy to talk about anything in my whole life. I love sharing my story with hopes of helping somebody, anybody, in any way.