Name: Marty D
Sober Since: 05 / 10 / 2009
Sober For: 10 Years & 257 Days
What it was like?
I did what a lot of us do and I drank until I wanted to kill myself and couldn't stand to look at myself in the mirror. I hit the jumping off point. I was unable to imagine life with alcohol and without it. I was wishing for the end.
My family had an classic intervention for me and sent me to rehab. In rehab, I was handed a big book and started reading it (there was nothing else to do in there). I read how I felt. The guys that wrote the book knew me and wrote about me 30 years before I was born. It convinced me that I was an alcoholic.
What it is like now?
I am celebrating 8 years of sobriety. Everything I was looking for at the bottom of the bottle I am finding in sobriety. The promises keep coming true. There is so much depth to them, every time I think I have one, a new layer is revealed and it is more than I thought. Life is good.