Sober Since: 04 / 22 / 2017
Sober For: 6 Years & 316 Days
What it was like?
I thought it was a secret. I found out after the fact that everyone knew. I couldnâ€™t hold down a job, my credit score started with a 3, and I stopped talking to my family that lived 20 minutes away. It was hell on earth, and the hell never stopped, no matter what substances I put in my body or what I tried to change to â€œslow downâ€ using. I was committing suicide on the daily installment plan.
Iâ€™m 5â€™11â€ and my weight dropped to 110 lbs. My knee joints were wider than my thighs, my mouth was full of sores and my hair was falling out. I had already been to rehab and relapsed, I just decided I was going to die. But, my mom showed up unannounced on 4/22/17, and informed me she was taking me back to the hospital. I was so sick and tired of being sick and tired that I didnâ€™t argue. By the time we got to the hospital I told them I needed to be admitted (again) for detox, and I knew I wanted to go back to rehab.
What it is like now?
Life is GLORIOUS!! I am a homeowner as of January, Iâ€™m in a relationship with a sober man in recovery, and I work for the Department of Correction working with inmates, a lot of whom are in on drug charges. I get to give back what was given to me. Help one, save two!! I tell everyone, â€œIf you are alive, you can turn your life aroundâ€. Iâ€™m loving proof.
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