Sober Since: 06 / 19 / 2011
Sober For: 10 Years & 338 Days
What it was like?
Life was horrible. I layed in my bed in isolation for days at a time drinking my life away. My family didn't want anything to do with me, friends had given up. I had been fighting to get sober since my first DUI in 2006. All the emotions I never wanted to feel were for the most part drowned in alcohol. It didn't last long, but it was usually long enough to pass out again.
I got my second DUI on June 18 2011. Happy birthday to my brother! I was taken to detox for the umteenth time and this time my mom, the only person that kept staying, wouldn't come bail me out. My life was over, I was done. It was the best thing she could have done! I have to start relying on my Higher Power. I had to pray and call on my recovery family. So I did!
What it is like now?
Six years later my life couldn't be better! My family is back in my life, my sister and brother trust me with my niece and nephew, and my mom and I have an amazing relationship! All those feelings I never wanted to feel, I now have tools to deal with. I am strong in my recovery community and life is great! I am going back to school at 40 to become a drug and alcohol counselor! Can't wait for the fall semester!