I Am Clean and Sober

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 466 People

    For 1 year 8 months. The road to getting here

    has been the hardest of my life. After my boyfriend died in 2011, I started partying more and doing more to forget him. It didn't work. My whole senior year of high school is a blur it seems like (graduated in 2012). How I passed with a 3.4 I'll never know. Then there was...
    KJPKelsey KJPKelsey
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 16, 2015

    I am nearly a month sober

    and have never felt so depressed in my life. I am constantly bored no matter what I do to keep myself occupied, and feel like life is so boring and pointless now.
    setmeonfiree setmeonfiree
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 1, 2015

    So I did it, one month completely clean

    and sober. (: This is the longest time I've been completely sober in probably over 6 years. I always thought that being clean off of "hard drugs" was all that really mattered. And neglected to realize that hard drugs weren't my only problem. I have had really bad depression for...
    lightupmysky65 lightupmysky65
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jan 13

    3 months sober, i used to hate being sober

    but now i fell in love with it, it gets more and more interesting each day . i don't have the slightest bit of an urge to go back down the road of daily drinking and smoking grass no way jose. and don't try to tell me grass isn't a drug. it is a drug, it's highly addictive . it...
    sabbracaddabraa sabbracaddabraa
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 5, 2014

    Been sober now for three whole months

    and I gotta say It sure does feel amazing to be clean n' sober, but lately I've been a Lil moody, cussing at everyone around me & now after hearing the news my dad had put upon us last night all I want to do is drink myself until these thoughts leave me alone. I can't don't want...
    Sunshineh13 Sunshineh13
    22-25, F
    May 12, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 23, 2015

    been clean for about 1

    and a half month, my bad memories of my drinking days easily outweigh the good ones. the day i decided to become sober was when i passed out after drinking a bottle of whiskey and a few beers. i woke up in my own vomit with the worst hangover i've ever had,everything was...
    sabbracaddabraa sabbracaddabraa
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Jun 22, 2015

    I sometimes look in the mirror at a boy

    who somehow lived through every mistake he made and all the trauma he put himself through. I look and I'm shocked. I remember all the nights I risked my life for a high that made me go away for awhile as a way to deal with my pathetic problems. Half of me is a broken, tired...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Oct 22, 2015
    bloodynightmares97 bloodynightmares97
    22-25, T
    7 Responses Feb 3

    It's been amazing. I've become a different

    person. I've never been as happy as I am now. Finding peace was never something I've expected to find. There will always be challenges, but I can finally see the beauty in each struggle. I'm proud of overcoming all I have and will continue to strive to become a better me. I don...
    mmn6134 mmn6134
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 6, 2015

    Hope Is All I Have

    Since the age of 18 I have drank alcohol to alter my experience of life. When I began this alcohol induced journey I was the crazy party kid. Nearly ten years latter I am a "functioning" alcoholic. Just moments ago I calculated how much I drink in a week. I buy shooters to keep...
    Jhow999 Jhow999
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 9, 2013

    i have been sober since dec 2008.

    i started drinking in the army and quit 20 yrs later. i am not perfect and no saint but regardless i remain sober. quit on my own. just realized alchohol is an illusion not a solution. many think they need it and i admit what keeps me strong is seeing people so weak. it...
    stlguy45 stlguy45
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jun 5, 2015
    Sunshineh13 Sunshineh13
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Jul 17, 2015

    still sober. quit in 2008

    and december will be 6 yrs. it may sound strange but other peoples weakness to alchohol only makes me stronger. like just recently in the news about that soldier that stopped the train attack? he was stabbed in a bar fight. i am not perfect and no angel but i wont dance...
    stlguy45 stlguy45
    46-50, M
    Oct 9, 2015

    Rock bottom became the solid foundation on

    which I rebuilt my life - J.K Rowling
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 2, 2015

    7mths and 10 days...not one drop

    and not one urge or craving. Lovin livin the sober life!!!
    TwistedCognition TwistedCognition
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Jan 5

    I have never written anything like before

    so I am sorry if it seems a little all over the place. I just need to get it all out. Not even sure how to start this, but here it goes... My name is Jessica & I am 31 years old. Been through alot of tragedy and lost in my life. Started out with a mother who struggled with...
    SoberJessica SoberJessica
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 29, 2014

    It's Good to Be Free

    After spending half my life addicted to heavy drugs i have spent the last 3 years completely free of any drugs or alcohol.  I can hardly believe it myself, that seems like a such massive amount of time.  Getting clean has given me the confidence to realise that if i can...
    biggrin biggrin
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Aug 31, 2008
    sabbracaddabraa sabbracaddabraa
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Sep 8, 2014

    I am only 21 and I am a recovering alcoholic.

    I used to live at the bar everyday from when it opened until it closed I always had bottles of alcohol hidden in my place. I then started using drugs after and I tried almost anything that came into my path, I did meth, heroine, ecstasy, cocaine, Valium and I was addicted to...
    QueenB14 QueenB14
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 4, 2013

    I am 40 day clean from meth!

    I am excited about what life has in store for me now! I wasn't sure I would ever be were I am today. But I am so thankful I finally found myself. The scary thing is that it was so easy! I still can't believe how easy it was to walk away. I was a full time every day meth...
    Whatinthellwasithinking Whatinthellwasithinking
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Dec 5, 2015

    Just For Today

    i have been drinking and using for over half my life. i had given in to the idea that i was destined to die from my addictions. i had overdosed twice by the time i was 16 and had several family members die from alcoholisim so i just figuered i would to.  eventually i hit my...
    str8edge757 str8edge757
    36-40, M
    5 Responses Mar 24, 2009

    I've decided to go sober

    and not drink or smoke anything, sometimes it's annoying being known as the 'stoner girl' like it doesn't bother me, unless if you're using it against me. And I'll have random people come up to me asking if I smoke like honestly it doesn't concern you if I smoke or not. Also I...
    drunkpunker drunkpunker
    16-17, F
    Jul 8, 2015

    I'm Sooo Proud Of Myself!

    I am one year clean! The craving is still there, and probably always will be,but i know i am strong enough to fight it! I never though i could live without drugs, but ive never been better. 1 year going on forever! <3
    sarahbabydoll sarahbabydoll
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 28, 2011

    Day 44 clean from meth.

    ..what a beautiful day today was. I woke up drug free and tonight I will go to sleep drug free! My kids are doing well my parents are healthy! Life is so good to me! My new sober self has planned a trip for my oldest son and i to drive from California to Oregon for a mini...
    Whatinthellwasithinking Whatinthellwasithinking
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 10, 2015

    as you all know I was 15 days sober I made it

    to 20 days. I have relapsed not a relapse into an everyday use but still that doesn't mean its okay. I spoke up and finally told a friend of mine who is sober and has been for a year now. I'm so proud of her! I have a support system now. and she has recommended me to find help...
    roslyn1990 roslyn1990
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 25, 2015

    About 4 years ago, I let alcohol do a total

    number on my life. I was drinking around three-quarters of a fifth of Smirnoff Vodka every night and on top of that I was taking prescription pain killers (Dilaudids). One night, I got really drunk and high on Dilaudids an ended up blacking out. Apparently I used a weapon on...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 3

    It's been 1 year and 8 months

    since I drank and used drugs! I couldn't be more proud of myself and I love what my life has become :)
    Shannycons Shannycons
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 29, 2015

    i have struggled with drugs in my past

    but I am happy to say that i am off all of them now. It has been 4 months since last used.
    kevin1080123 kevin1080123
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 21

    Today is day 42, it is still easy.

    I can't believe it. If I had known that after 23 years of abusing meth I would be free and clean so easily maybe I could've would've and should've quit sooner. Honestly I believe it is so easy this time because I had enough! I really did this time! Today my biggest...
    Whatinthellwasithinking Whatinthellwasithinking
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 7, 2015

    Dancing Evergreen

    I checked the number on the incoming call vibrating in my hand. It was a call I was required, by law, to answer twenty-four hours a day seven days a week.I practice walking meditation and breathing exercises around an old historic State Penitentiary long since closed and turned...
    gsparky22 gsparky22
    41-45, M
    1 Response Apr 28, 2013

    Just over a year ago some major problems

    occurred with my family that caused my son to move in with his biological father. My husband also relapsed due to the situation and was sent to prison so I lostlost my entire family and world. My son's father immediately began to manipulate my teenage son into blaming and...
    DanieGirl1 DanieGirl1
    36-40
    Dec 10, 2015

    My Life Of Respecting Myself

    I'm an 18 year old guy. Not once have I had a drink, a cigarette, any sort of drugs (aside from meds at prescribed levels) and I don't use bad words. The hard part is that my peers see this as a massive social downfall.I've lived my whole life making friends and then becoming...
    zanestickler zanestickler
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Aug 14, 2011

    Over 8 Years.

    I have been clean and sober for over 8 years now. I started smoking crack when I was 19 years old. I was hanging with the wrong crowd. I didn't like myself to begin with so that just made using so much easier. I have been through so much that no 19 year old should ever go through...
    eastsidechick eastsidechick
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Sep 22, 2009
    roslyn1990 roslyn1990
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 1, 2015

    I am sober a year today.

    Which sort of explains the long thing I posted earlier about The Velvet Underground's song, "Heroin". My addictions started young. I have a troubled upbringing like a lot of people do and I handled it worse than some. I believe the events that occurred are what shaped my...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 13, 2015

    as of dec 14 this year i have been clean 11

    years. i have had my share of close calls but somehow i have stayed clean. i tbink of what i have to lose if i go back is what keeps me clean.
    papabear4 papabear4
    51-55, M
    1 Response Dec 27, 2015

    I am 48 days clean today.

    I looked at the calendar only to realize it. I had lost a few days thinking I was clean less days then I am. Maybe the number of days days do not matter as much as I thought. I don't know. But I still feel great I am getting ready to leave for Oregon in a few hours and I...
    Whatinthellwasithinking Whatinthellwasithinking
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Dec 12, 2015

    I am 41 days sober today.

    Life is so much better then it was 42 days ago! I have found peace. After using meth for 23 years I now find myself done and for the first time in forever feel really happy! My biggest struggle is finding the energy to clean my house. I have left over clutter from my...
    Whatinthellwasithinking Whatinthellwasithinking
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 6, 2015

    Yes, I'm 123 days clean

    and sober today. Its a miracle ive made it this farπŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†
    Sunshineh13 Sunshineh13
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Sep 17, 2015
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