Name: Michael Maisey
Sober Since: 12 / 15 / 2007
Sober For: 13 Years & 283 Days
What it was like?
My mum was an alcoholic and my father was a heroin addict. My father left before I was 1. I experienced physical and sexual abuse and episodes of neglect. At 15 I was convicted of armed robbery and possession of firearms. I spent most of my teenage years behind bars.
My mum got sober in my final few months in prison, and when I came out of prison aged 18 I went to my first A.A. meeting. I relapsed for many years but eventually got sober aged 25 and have been sober ever since.
What it is like now?
I’m a business owner, I’m an actor, I wrote my life story which is being published in July this year titled ‘A Boy with A Gun’ I am married and have two daughters. Neither my wife or my children have ever known the old me or ever seen me drink alcohol or use drugs. My mum is 18 years sober and my younger sister is 7 years sober. My father unfortunately is still addicted to heroin, but he try’s to get clean every now and again. We have already spoke about his funeral arrangements. It’s sad. The gold in this is that I have broken the cycle for my children, they won’t have to have the same childhood I did. For me that’s the most important thing in the world. ❤️