Nine Years Sober!!!!!!

I had the worst nightmare possible on the night of 10 January, 2004, waking up in the middle of a sub-freezing night in a terrible cold sweat and shivering at the same time.

The sensation was so bad that I genuinely wanted to die.

I had not had a drink for a few months, having disgraced myself yet again and having vowed yet again never to drink again.

But I had this brutally real nightmare about being blind drunk and physically abusing my wife.

When I came back from taking the dog for its morning walk, my wife placed the information sheet about the local self-help group on my desk, with one quiet word, "Maybe it is time to call for help".

She was right, as she usually is.

I called that morning, 11 January 2004, went to my first meeting on 15 January.

Today is the end of my ninth year sober.

My wife calls that decision of mine the bravest thing I ever did.

It is not always easy to resist the temptation but I have made it so far.
grasser grasser
56-60, M
1 Response Jan 10, 2013

Great news that you are sober. One drink is to much and a thousand arte not enought. Keep up the great work of staying sober

Thanks very much.

I enjoy the sober me far more than the drunk me.

DITTO

So does my wife and my son -- not a surprise, really