Name: Skip Jones
Sober Since: 01 / 01 / 2012
Sober For: 9 Years & 265 Days
What it was like?
It was no way to live. The liquor store was my dealer and I hated not being in control. I was a mean and angry person after I crossed the line into alcohol dependency. My relationships fell apart, my employment terminated, and then got a DUI. It was a nightmare.
I went to 30-day inpatient treatment in Massachusetts and learned the building blocks to build my sober life. I learned about alcoholism, relationships, and had fun with the others in treatment. While in treatment I created a vision of a woodworking class called "Adirondack Chair Making" and have taught it 15 times now.
What it is like now?
It is great. I got visions and dreams now. I don't get angry and most important, I am not dependent on alcohol. I am employable, healthy, and sober.