Name: Matt K

Age: 40

Sober Since: 09 / 29 / 2011

Sober For: 12 Years & 68 Days

What it was like?

Pretty crazy how recovery changes someone spiritually, mentally and physically. On the left I was deep in the depths of alcholism and addiction. Hard to even remember that person existed. But that was all I was really doing was existing. Always trying to feel better with a temporary solution never realizing there was a deeper problem. Thinking I had a "choice" to just do better or stay stopped one more time. Well when the bottom was painful enough, I turned to the last resort and the only thing left I hadn't tried. "We have recovered" is what the big book promises, and then it describes "here are the steps we took in order to recover." It works if you work it. Cliche, but true. Hard to believe it'll be 9 years in September. Never could have imagined the life I have now. I've accomplished and continue to do things I had always dreamed of. All the material things are great and I'm grateful, but in reality nothing beats the serenity and peace of mind I never knew existed. If anyone is struggling please know, if I could recover from the disease of alcholism/addiction then you definitely can too. 12 simple steps. Not easy, but simple. All you gotta do is ask, be willing to do a little work, and then prepared to have a life beyond your wildest dreams.

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