I Am a Recovering Alcoholic and Addict

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    I've been sober for almost 5 years.

    I'm loving my sobriety and just wanted to send out a thank you to no one or thing in particular, just thankful for where I am today.
    deleted deleted
    Jan 3, 2014

    My Chaotic Life

    I am a recovering alcoholic and drug addict. My life has been chaos since the day I was born. For some strange reason, I thrive in chaos. Why? When things are perfectly normal and serene, I have to go and mess it up!!! I can't just be happy. That is for other people. I have...
    SoberMommy SoberMommy
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 2, 2010

    Alcoholism........can Kill You.

    I am a recovering alcoholic & addict. This disease runs in my family, and I have decided that I no longer want this disease to run ME. I  have been through hell & back the in the past 4 days. My father is an alcoholic, and it has ruined his life. This disease is not...
    shannon31 shannon31
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2008

    15 days sober. Around the Christmas holidays.

    And then New Years come around. I make my New Years resolution. Not to drink for a year. But in my mind "I'll have my last drink" well that turned into a 5 day binger. With severe withdraws that I took myself to the hospital. They have me Ativan and that was a life saver. Am I...
    mysticdragonlady mysticdragonlady
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 5, 2014

    Trudging the Path to Happy Destiny....

    I got sober October 21, 2006.   Seems like a lifetime ago, but my disease reminds me that today is the only day that matters.   I started drinking while I was in the Navy, and I went from non-drinker to alcoholic in a split second.   My first real...
    markinred markinred
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2008

    10 Months Sobber.

    I too discovered alcohol at a young age. I was born in Scotland where parties at home were the in thing, any excuse for a party. My sister and I would sneak drinks as everyone else got more drunk. Then around the age of about 13 we were allowed to drink Martini at new year...
    MayBee MayBee
    1 Response May 25, 2008

    Staying High, But Never Leaving the Ground.

    I started when I was about seven years old, I found the cooking cherry under the bar at home. I had heard that it had alcohol in it. I had also learned that alcohol was this amazing cool drink that made people laugh and laugh... Well I wanted to laugh and smile too, so I tried it...
    puzzletreepiece puzzletreepiece
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Dec 20, 2007

    Love N Hugs

    Hi I am Jeffrey an addict in recovery. By the infinite grace of God , and by following the 12 step program of NA , I have been free of all mind changing , mood-altering substance , and have found a new way of life for the last 10 yrs. Love n Hugs to all
    Jeffrykolkata Jeffrykolkata
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Oct 1, 2010

    Hi I'm Ed and I'm An Alcoholic

    I'm an Alcoholic an Ed is my problem. Frist time on here so bare with me. I have been sober and clean for over Three years. I go to four to six meeting a week because I need too. I tried to drink and drug myself to death. My wife, bosses and two friends drag me out of a...
    edupnorth edupnorth
    46-50, M
    1 Response Sep 14, 2008

    have not had a drink

    since dec 2008. started in the army after iraq. 20 yrs and then i just stopped. no aa just had enough. hard to get away from it though and would be easy to go back but i remain strong. alchohol is an illusion not a solution.
    stlguy45 stlguy45
    46-50, M
    Jul 21, 2015

    I may say this I never been an alcoholic

    or had editions I marked this for a very special person in my life my hubby . he told me when he was 8 he started drinking and getting high . he was in a broken home like I was . he's been an alcoholic 30 years plus for and been clean from drugs about 8 years may of 2007 . I...
    ritskixx ritskixx
    36-40, F
    Jul 20, 2015
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