I Am Sober

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 405 People


    I have been sober for a year and a half now.  I decided to stop drinking a few months after my 21st birthday.  For most people, turning 21 was the time to start drinking and hang out at the bars but by that time, I was definitely sick of the whole scene.  I started drinking...
    asiansprinkles1 asiansprinkles1
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 13, 2011

    Even though I'm only in my twenties

    and I haven't been drinking for a long time, I had a serious abuse problem last year and my alcoholism caused me to lose everything. I was in a car accident and got arrested. My car is totaled, I've been dishonest with my friends, I lost my license, but I've been sober since the...
    XlizrocksY XlizrocksY
    22-25, F
    Aug 10, 2015

    I Am Sober Right Now

    I feel weird today...all out of my happy pills, painkillers and benzoes...I am struggling with temptation, but I think I will be alright. I just need to stay here and not go looking for something to take my pain away. So far I have hidden the fact that I go through a 2 week...
    BlackRose321 BlackRose321
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 21, 2012

    i have been sober for 3 years.

    it that 3 years i, payed off my car, bought my home, and got married. its hard staying sober. i went to rehab when i was 20 and went right back to drinking and hanging out with my old set of friends. i am 30 now, and no longer am friends with any of the people i was before. its...
    EzraDarkStar EzraDarkStar
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 21, 2015

    Weeks go on and I actually feel like it's

    harder to say no to a drink? I just see it as.. I haven't drunk in a while, so one drink won't hurt. Don't do it to yourself whit.
    wsthomas wsthomas
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 16, 2014

    Meaningless. I am more

    than alive today. I am more than just "sober" today. I am more than I was so many years ago. This is the result of the steps for me, where people drinking and the sight of alcohol means nothing. Most 12 steppers fear the outside world I don't. I didn't see "drunk people" this...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer
    56-60, M
    Jan 2, 2014

    Not By Choice

    My husband requires me to be, so usually I am. Some days I let the addiction win, and I revel in the creativity drugs and alcohol inspire in me. Sometimes I don't tell him, and sometimes I do. (He is controlling, most certainly, but in a way I sought. I don't trust myself...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 4, 2012

    I'm Good!

    I am pretty damn sure that I have drank enough liquor to last me ten lifetimes. On a rare occasion I might have a few, but I just don't have any interest in it anymore.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 10, 2010

    I am sober for almost two years now.

    My life hasn't improved much but I am sober, so I remember every experience good or bad, and I know what I said to who. I rarely have any guilt. That feels good. My sobriety has become the new normal for me. I don't feel like I'm missing anything at parties, and I don't get...
    blackcloud79 blackcloud79
    41-45, M
    Aug 31, 2014

    Before You Recoil When I Mention Aa....

    I have dipped in and out of the 12 steppers for 8 years now.  AA in Australia is a bit different from the US from what I can gather.  Over here there's not as much emphasis on doing the steps and the whole spiritual kaboodle, which is frankly what puts most people off...
    23buddyf 23buddyf
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Jun 10, 2008

    Today I have 30 years of sobriety one day at a

    time. What gifts not drinking and AA have given me.
    r2wags r2wags
    61-65, M
    1 Response Jan 14

    Been 8 months now without a drink.

    It's really not even that hard for me. Makes me sick to feel drunk.
    chrisfer chrisfer
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 6, 2014

    Can't Believe It

    But I am sober, I've been sober for three months almost four. I really can't believe it if someone where to ask about four months if I would clean up I would of just laughed in their face. Because I had no plans of cleaning up and staying away from it. I feel like a person now, I...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jul 26, 2010


    I've been sober for 22 days so far.  I'm not going to lie, it's been hard as hell on me.
    RagingSkillet RagingSkillet
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Oct 8, 2011

    Ahhh... Sober For The New Year.

    Yup!  I'm going to be sober for the New Year.  My mother and I made a promise that we wouldn't drink at all, not even champagne.  So instead of getting blitzed out of my ******* mind I will be bringing in this New year clean and sober with my friends and family.
    RagingSkillet RagingSkillet
    31-35, M
    1 Response Dec 31, 2011

    Since 2007...

    I started drinking at age 17... got way too drunk & blacked out the very first time. Looking back, I literally drank every chance I had, until March 13th,1999. Also smoked weed the first time @17... at my 1st rock concert: Van Halen! ;-) ... Stayed drunk & stoned for most of the...
    robcrimson robcrimson
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 16, 2013

    I have been sober now

    for 7 years, two months. I am taken aback by being sober this long. I would say that I didn't have any sober time because I had less than 7 years. All the people I had admired had at least 7 years and then all the sudden WTF?! 7 years and all the sudden I was an old-timer.
    SoberJoe SoberJoe
    1 Response Nov 14, 2014

    2.5 months without alcohol.

    Some of my friends and family members think I'm nuts. ☺
    FinalBoss FinalBoss
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Nov 29, 2015

    Socially Inept

    i have been sober now for 32 days it doesnt seem like much but it is a lot for me. 32 days ago i made a desicion to protect my body from physical harm. today im struggling i dont feel like i fit in in NA or AA i was a drug user for 7 years. im very out of place and just...
    dayNnight dayNnight
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 12, 2009

    Halloween Night

    This is probably my first ever Halloween being sober. I haven't been sober very long, so it is still a struggle for me to keep strength in it. I decided at work earlier that I would not put myself in a bad situation (attend parties or hang out with my old drinking buddies) which...
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 31, 2013

    A Long Time Coming........

    I heve been sober for 232 days. I first started trying to get sober in October of 2011. The first 8 months were terrible. I would get some months at first, then weeks and finally barely 2 days in a row. My last run was a handle a day with a chaser. It was worse then than...
    sobersunrise sobersunrise
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 21, 2013

    i'm now sober for a year

    and a half from any kinds of substances that would harm my body and well being. i didn't get any help or didn't attend any meetings. it was august 27, 2013 that i decided that i should completely stop. i'm proud of the outcome and i meditate daily to keep me grounded and sane.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 20, 2014

    10 Days In

    I've decided to abandon my 30 year 'habit' of drinking...it was changing me for the worse. I've since started a blog to note how I'm doing. Please share! http://why-dry.blogspot.com
    whydry whydry
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Oct 8, 2012

    Despise It

    I am completely sober right now, I havent been sober for the past couple of days. I have come to despise this feeling. I am thinking that I might not want to get clean, maybe I am just to much in love with the high.. I am coming to terms with that, but I still have a litttle tiny...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 17, 2012

    Goodbye Heroin

    I was a junkie for 5 years and I am 3 years sober. I tried so many other drugs but heroin and a few other opiates were my docs. I loved the needle and it controlled me. I never want to go back to that life and I hope I never will. I love and cherish my sobriety.
    ThePuckBunny ThePuckBunny
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 28, 2013

    I am sober for 1 year

    and 8 months. It's been going pretty well. I am not tempted to drink, for I am used to not drinking now. But I am so bored. I hate being around cold beers and coolers with ice and people having fun. I shouldn't feel this way but I do. I want to drink again, but to do so would...
    sober79 sober79
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Jul 20, 2014

    i'm a conqueror. i had a bad drinking

    alchohol problem. started in the army. 20 yrs through all the lies and heartbreak and dissapontments i stopped on my own. december will be 6 yrs. and i am still standing strong. there are moments when i think i may fall back but i only get stronger. not perfect by any...
    stlguy45 stlguy45
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Oct 2, 2015

    For 2 Months

    and I want a drink so bad!  I can't get it out of my head today.  I think I was shaking earlier.  Please tell me this gets easier?
    RubyInTheSkyWithCheetos RubyInTheSkyWithCheetos
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Nov 4, 2011

    Sober, Baby:)

    Yes, I am. No need to use prohibited drugs. (I don't wanna kill myself. lol:p)..
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 29, 2009

    Sobriety Date 12/09/07

    I'm coming up on 4 years
    stepheng52 stepheng52
    1 Response Nov 4, 2011

    I feel like I have to contest how much I used

    to drink when I'm at a bar. People are rude. They definitely treat me differently without a drink in my hand. They say things like that I'm a little kid or something and I know, it's sticks and stones, but it does bother me. I feel like I have to say that a few years back, I...
    XlizrocksY XlizrocksY
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 16

    Alcohol Reduces Your Use To Others.

    I have been sober for several days. I think that alcohol poisons the brain even when your alcohol titers are low. You get shaky and nervous in situations where you normally drink and are compelled to imbibe. Then one day someone says something and you realize you are not in a...
    BenStar28 BenStar28
    Dec 7, 2012

    I quit drinking almost 13 years ago.

    I don't mind being around people that drink. Just because I don't drink doesn't mean I don't want my friends to. I want them to be responsible, but have fun and do what they want. I'm sober from alcohol and all drugs, but, I think marijuana should be legalized. They could tax...
    LumpySpaceGirl LumpySpaceGirl
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 5, 2014

    No Drinking This Time

    This will be the first Christmas in a long time that I have actually been sober.  I'm usually drunk off my *** by now.  This is going to be interesting this year.  I guess it's good because maybe I'll remember some of it this time.
    RagingSkillet RagingSkillet
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Dec 24, 2011

    Oh my ******* god... First time SOBER on a

    Friday night. Holy ****, Let's see if i can make it another weekend without going out partying with my crazy friends... lmao..
    Sunshineh13 Sunshineh13
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 13, 2014

    I got sober 31 years ago.

    Before that I got thrown out of everything that mattered. I got thrown out of school, I got thrown out of my fraternity, I got thrown out of jobs. My first step was the realization that I was powerless over my choice about drinking. Once I started drinking, the end was...
    LysistratasWeakness2 LysistratasWeakness2
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Apr 26, 2015

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    56-60, M
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    andy2198 andy2198
    16-17, M
    Apr 18
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    Charle845 Charle845
    18-21, M
    Apr 17
    I have been really feeling like the world has turned and it's finally sunny again! Go life! I still am pretty poor, but I have been busy and I have been getting real jobs...
    Nateindenver Nateindenver
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 14
    We were just the same, she was the best friend I ever had, the closest person to me in the whole world. I never knew anyone before her I could meld with so well. She believed in my...
    marchingelephant marchingelephant
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 13
    Back in the day when I lived a completely different life than I do now, friends seemed to come easy for me to make, but those people didn't turn out to be my friends at all...
    aerosnz1 aerosnz1
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Apr 13
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    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 11
    So my husband is an alcoholic and we have a baby due in a couple months. He's on probation for several felony dui's. I went into a domestic violence shelter.. I'm still there. This...
    mortonseasalt mortonseasalt
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 11
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    deleted deleted
    Apr 11
    Saving someone's life does not equal enabling, you know when I said that i'd go back in time to save a comedian I admire from dying I wasn't saying said comedian would still be a...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13
    22-25, M
    Apr 9
    Just because I said i would have said a dead comedian's life and prevent him from dying doesn't make me an enabler, I would have just simply gotten him to rehab and gotten him off...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13
    22-25, M
    Apr 9
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    kk1874 kk1874
    31-35, F
    Apr 8
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    MangaMinx MangaMinx
    16-17, F
    Apr 5
    The one thing about being an addict is the way people respond to you when you tell them. Before I got this addiction i was pretty much a loner. I found happiness watching my...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 4
    So while on acid, I've began to notice how our entire world is simply based on perception and nobody is right. This all clicked for me at a concert over the summer. Day 1: I was...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 4
    Update * Slowly but surely im healing ... Only a month and a half of staying in bed but hopefully this Wednesday ill get some crutches and start walking ... Im praying to god I don...
    Chloeoryan12 Chloeoryan12
    22-25, F
    Apr 4
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    CaffeineJunky CaffeineJunky
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 3
    Kidnapping, assault, addiction, and blindness in one eye. 6 years ago I was kidnapped, assaulted, and left beaten in an abandoned warehouse. Pieces of my skull were lodged in my...
    Bluedimensional Bluedimensional
    36-40, M
    Apr 3
    a lot of guys are so willing to have sex with you when they are drunk but wouldn't give you the time of day if they are sober
    margie215 margie215
    46-50, F
    10 Responses Apr 2
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    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 1
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    deadmoon deadmoon
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    heatherau heatherau
    31-35, F
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