Sober Since: 06 / 08 / 2013
Sober For: 8 Years & 106 Days
What it was like?
I was in active addiction for 15 years. After my first marriage fell apart, I met a wonderful woman. We got clean and sober together and remained that way until her death in 2012. I again found myself in the bottom of the bottle trying to hide the pain. A friend saw my struggle and lead me back to recovery and to the Lord.
I realized I was literally drinking myself to death and wasn't thinking about my children , or Grandchildren. I was also dishonoring the memory of my late Wife.
What it is like now?
Every day sober has been a blessing from God and my new sobriety family. I now have the courage and strength to face my fears and problems without the alcohol.