Reality Is So Unreal

whats up friends i'm Joey,a recovering alcoholic. And living this incredible journey called sobrety nearly 3yrs i've learned some new things. 1- Who my friends really are. 2- knowone ever said it was gonna be easy, And 3-I REALLY WANT TO LIVE. And that's OK with me cause the last thing i need in my life now are drunks,hardtimes only make me stronger, And living with alcoholism for so long, wasted so much time.I had my first drink at the age of 3, & pretty much a full blown drunk by 14. Then in my junior year in highschool, my only brother was killed in an auto pedestrian accident,ironically by a drunk driver. That was my first "REALITY CHECK" I quit drinking,and stayed sober for the next 3 & 1/2 yrs. Then on my 21st Bday I ignorantly rationalized having a drink. BIG MISTAKE.That 1 drink sent me slowly spiralling out of control,to the deepest,darkest depths of alcoholism,for the next 17yrs. Enduring a failed marriage,divorce,Then finally in Sep.2008 after being sick and tired of being sick & tired,i chose life
36-40, M
5 Responses Aug 3, 2011

I saw from a recent response to another recovering alcoholic that you have now been sober for five (FIVE) years. Congratulations!
The desire to drink, the urges, the seductive whispers of the demon are still there but we become stronger and more able to resist them.
Pop in occasionally to let us know how you are.

Congratulations on your sobriety. I have a question for you. How did you deal with your" friends" that didn't support your sobriety?

Congrats for the three years of miracles , man.<br />
Keep coming back, it gets better .Love you,man<br />

im really glad that youve decided that drink isnt a life for anyone and that you are finally getting help good luck and stick to it

that's great that you have learned new things in life. Drink at age 3? hmmm, so young an age to drink liquor. Well, it's good to know that you left your drinks on the store. Keep it up