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Happy In Recovery ;)

I started drinking heavily when I was about 15 and didn't even know what an alcoholic was until I was in my mid 20s. When the alcohol started controlling me instead of me controlling the alcohol I knew I had to do something about it. I have two small children and I was not being the mother I wanted to be. I was able to get into rehab last May and struggled with sobriety for about a year. Currently my sobriety date is March 14 2011.
Growing up my parents partied hard so I never knew sobriety. The new sober life AA has shown me is amaising and has freeed me! I love my new life ;)
Hkstarr Hkstarr 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 28, 2011

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Just keep taking it one day at a time and the 6 or 7 months you have sober today will be a year and then another and on. I had been in the program off and on for years sinking deeper into depression, fear, lonliness.. When I got to a point where all I wanted to do was die but didn't have the guts to blow my brains out. I went back to AA and what these people were saying started to make sense to me. Not all at first my head was really foggy and stayed that way for a year or more. These people have never lied to me they are just like me and know what I am feeling, we have all experienced the same things. I still get depressed but it is fleeting, They told me I never have to be lonely again and I haven't been. I have been sober for almost 24 years and lead a pretty good life today, all due to AA and the people in the rooms.

Well done. Remember that the ism is cunning baffeling and patient . Try and hang in there.