Name: Toni A
Sober Since: 03 / 07 / 1989
Sober For: 31 Years & 275 Days
What it was like?
At the young age of 23 I had reached a place of darkness with no hope. I knew there was something very wrong with the way I was living but was unable to stop poisoning myself every day. I wanted to die - I tried to die.
A 5150 into a psychiatric facility set me on my journey. Part of the chemically dependent crowd, I was relieved to be told of a solution. I had no knowledge of a wonderful blue book, of any steps, of you beautiful people, or of this powerful fellowship. I grabbed on as if my life depended on it - because it did.
What it is like now?
A lifetime has gone by, and I believe absolutely in the power of this program and fellowship. This is a way of life - potent and sustainable. On a regular basis I must remind myself to act better than I think and feel, because just because I think it, doesn't mean it's true. I am incredibly blessed and wildly grateful for my life today.