Name: Matt Haselhorst
Sober Since: 01 / 11 / 2020
Sober For: 3 Years & 74 Days
What it was like?
I was not a binge drinker, but I was a consistent drinker. Every night typically, I would have Whiskey and watch the game. Everything was negatively affected by my drinking, my health and my relationships with my family were spiraling downward.
I started to notice how much I was struggling to start each day, and that I didn't want to live like that anymore. I am now exercising and eating much better than I had been then, and I have been surprised at how good I feel in the morning, and I am not waiting to sit on the couch with Jim Beam at night, I am waiting to read and play with my daughters.
What it is like now?
Not having alcohol be my crutch has made me look at myself more honestly. I don't have to imbibe to have fun. I have replaced Drinking and Large Meals with walks and nights at home with my girls. Mentally, physically and emotionally I feel better than I ever have.