Name: Melissa

Age: 52

Sober Since: 03 / 19 / 2017

Sober For: 6 Years & 258 Days

What it was like?

I honestly didn't think I had a problem with alcohol. I had a job, house, husband, friends etc. However, I began not to want to leave the house. I was missing family gatherings, blowing off friends, barely making it to work and every activity revolved around drinking. Also, my health was awful.

What happened?

My husband and I relocated and I became even more of a recluse and then ended up in the hospital extremely ill all over my body and with liver damage. That was my wake up call. I was literally scared sober. I still didn't believe I was an "alcoholic" like everyone else who attended meetings or went to rehab b/c I was able to stop drinking on my own but man was I in for a rude awakening that my sobriety brought me.

What it is like now?

I am happy and have so much less anxiety it amazes me still to this day. I have repaired all my relationships and I have a great job. My health is in a good place and even though I am still haunted by past decisions I made when I was drinking I am able to forgive myself now and the future is exciting again:)

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