Sober For 6 Years and 6 Months
Hi, I started drinking and drugging at age 12. I come from several generations of alcoholics and mental illness. In my early years I messed around with drugs but alcohol was the winner. I entered a rehab program when I was 46 and have been sober since then. I believe my primary problem was always of a psycological nature and I used booze as a way to cope. In time alcoholism became a problem all on it's own. So then I had 2 problems, I was crazy and a drunk. After much work through A.A. , sponsorship, cognitive therapy, and the proper medication, I am no longer that same woman who drank to avoid problems in life. My marriage ended a few years after I got sober. That was a shock!! I packed up and moved off to Mexico to start over. So far, no relapses. But I am having a strange feeling that I would like to try some controlled drinking. Anyone else gone through this after 6 yrs. of sobriety?