Sober Since: 06 / 24 / 2017
Sober For: 4 Years & 89 Days
What it was like?
I was a binge drinker on weekends, a social drinker, I couldn’t handle being in my own skin alone. I used at clubs and house parties most weekends too. I mostly woke up on weekends with so much regret, shame and pain. My life was unmanageable. I put partying friends before family and true friendships. I was selfish, depressed, suicidal and lost all my creativity, passion and motivation in life and at work.
I was suicidal and would wake up not knowing where I was, so scary being a young teenager/lady. I found the fellowship, I heard hope, it was the only hope I had. I admitted my powerlessness and unmanageability. After attempting suicide, then realising I do want to be here, I want to try life again, I gave recovery my all! Treatment, therapy, meetings and finding hobbies and passions.
What it is like now?
Today I am ONE year clean and sober. I dance, focus on my health and fitness, I’m a reliable daughter, sister and Aunty, I’m a reliable, motivated and supportive staff member. I’m helping others and loving life!