Name: Mallory Moore
Sober Since: 08 / 11 / 2018
Sober For: 2 Years & 2 Days
What it was like?
Alcohol was my worst enemy disguised as my best friend. Getting sober was the worst breakup I ever experienced and the most freeing feeling I’ll ever experience. Alcohol had been there for me through college, abusive relationships, jobs, social events, and lonely times at home. Through the good, the bad, and all the times I’ll never remember alcohol was my constant. “My medicine”
My health and sanity started declining quickly. I knew it was coming down to now or never time. It took my mom pushing me to finally hit the floor and admit I needed help but had no idea where to even start. After several failed attempts, I knew I wouldn’t be able to quit on my own.
What it is like now?
Next month will be 2 years sober! I used to wonder how I would ever have fun or live again if I got sober. It had been there through so much with me. It was a part of me. How would I function? The addicted mind is a demented liar. My life is so rich and full of memorable adventures now. I dove back into all the hobbies I loved before I started drinking and am discovering new things I didn’t even know I’d like or couldn’t do drunk.. I’m finding I’m so much stronger without it. My relationships exist again. I am engaged. I have a stable job that I am passionate about. I am grateful for all of it. I could have none of this if I was still in the cycle. The bad days are easier to handle now that I don’t turn to the bottle when times are tough. Life is good.