Sober Since: 09 / 25 / 2015
Sober For: 5 Years & 363 Days
What it was like?
I began drinking at the age of,16.. lived the rock and roll life.. running from anything that didn't keep me drunk.. I managed to get clean 8 years ago.. but the drinking was the one demon I couldn't fight.. Parties.. men..fake friends.. it was what I knew.. and being drunk to me wasn't s big deal.. at least I wasn't using anymore.. I hurt myself and soany that cared.. But it didn't stop me from drinking.. I had to to get out of bed.. to sleep through the night . I would wake up with the shakes and have to drink.. it was no longer coffee.. but whiskey and a cigarette.. I felt I had control of my addiction...
I woke up in a whole different city from where I was at drinking.. No car.. no shoes.. no phone.. in a house I had no idea who lived there or who the people were.. I got home.. I looked at myself and said.. okay are you done yet.. your gonna end up dead somewhere.. and for what..? A lousy bottle... Are you not tired of being sick.. the late night shakes.. the daily drinking never ends.. and what have you gotten out of it"
What it is like now?
My life is so much greater.. in the 3 years I've been sober.. I have found myself.. my father God and my husband who is my best friend..and sober buddy as well.. We are now expecting our first baby in January 2019!! I live life so much more and with so much more desire and confidence