Name: Shane Gunhammer

Age: 28

Sober Since: 12 / 12 / 2018

Sober For: 4 Years & 355 Days

What it was like?

It was like I hit the lowest point of my life, and then forced myself to stay there. 21-26 years old was the darkest time of my life.

What happened?

I caught several DUI’s in such a short time. In & out of jail, a 24/7 alcohol program, several different types of treatments. All that and I still refused the change. Then one day, just like that, I decided enough was enough. On my very last chance before a long prison sentence.. I FINALLY decided I was done with the jail system, done messing up, done thinking I was on top of the world when I wasn’t. I simply got tired of “playing the game”. I got accepted into a DUI Court program and have since taken my sobriety to a new level I never thought existed. 2 full years of sobriety and my life couldn’t be better.

What it is like now?

It’s crazy how some things change when you put the time in, the effort & willingness in. The support I have now, all the new (sober) friendships I have made as well as being accepted into this society as myself has been a huge blessing. Sure, I had my problems with the law, I have my felonies. But that’s not who I am anymore. I’m sober, I’m successful, I’m a father, a son, and most of all - I’m grateful.

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