Name: Karen Dalton
Sober Since: 02 / 20 / 2012
Sober For: 10 Years & 355 Days
What it was like?
I spent 20 years lost in the throes of alcoholism. Full of fear and void of hope, I was sure I would die before I would get sober. I wrote letters to my children for them to read after my passing because I was so certain I would not survive.
I had to go to the brink of death in order to receive the gift of desperation. I spent 8 days in a coma due to alcohol poisoning. God reached down and spared my life. These words were spoken over me at this time:"As long as there's breath, there's HOPE"
What it is like now?
Today my relationships with my kids are restored and flourishing. I share my experience and strength with those who are still struggling. I am grateful for each day that I have in my (mostly) right mind. :)