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I’m passionate about fighting addiction and serving those living in recovery. I honestly believe that you can do anything you want to do. Sometimes you need help, treatment, guidance, and therapy. I spent three solid days basically just drinking, blacking out, falling down, passing out, waking up and drinking and doing it all over again. I was not suicidal but I did not want to live. I was hardly eating as I was unable to keep anything down.

What is the hardest month of sobriety?

For many people, the first few weeks of sobriety are the hardest. You may have withdrawal symptoms that are physically and emotionally uncomfortable. Cravings are also common during this time, which can tempt you to relapse. Treatment can help you get through this challenging period.

Before I got sober, I remember thinking that sober people were boring. I thought sober people didn’t go out, that they didn’t do anything, and I was honestly weirded out by people who didn’t drink. I think it’s important for people to know that just because I’m sober doesn’t mean I’m dead. I go out dancing, I’m 100% me, I can literally do everything I did before except I just don’t drink. In sobriety I’ve been around all this stuff and I think that’s one of the things people cast a stigma on.

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That fall, the afternoon before my first evening jazz band rehearsal, I distinctly remember my first drunk — on Orange Tango. I remember the taste going down — and coming up. What a great feeling of belonging I had had — something I had never felt before.

  • Rachel was used to drinking being a normal part of celebrations, and she carried this thought process to college with her.
  • But in the process of getting sober, I was able to look back and realize I always felt a little different.
  • He now has multiple successful books, documentaries, and podcasts to his name – many dealing with addiction and getting sober.
  • Even someone my age (67), can reshape themselves and become a better person and live life more fully.

It takes from that and I don’t want to play with fire. Puente house immersed me in a twelve step program and gave me the structure and self discipline that had been missing from my life. It’s my belief that my 12 step program and Puente House have led me to become the person I was always meant to be. 25th 1996 I moved into the Puente House with no idea what my future had in store.

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I always knew that I was different, something you’ll hear many alcoholics and addicts say. As a child, I was undersized and late to grow, and I made it my mission to overcompensate for my insecurities by being aggressive and tough. I was introduced to the 12 steps of recovery when I went to treatment at The Ranch at Dove Tree in Lubbock, Texas. I was struck sober, lying on my living room floor, unable to get up, bleeding from a gastric ulcer just before Labor Day weekend in 2004. That is where this amazing journey in sobriety began.

Don describes feeling as though he has finally seen the light and he now feels strong in his recovery. In challenging times, Don turns to prayer and meditation to keep his emotions in check. But, each time he relapsed, he detoxed again and returned to the 12-step meetings. By the time he was 26, he was completely hooked on crystal meth. Meth is one of the most addictive and powerful illegal drugs.

‘I awoke after another blackout binge-drinking night and realized that I’d written a suicide letter’

My story is especially important because I’ve been told more times than I can count, « Wow. You don’t look like an alcoholic. » My sobriety needed to be the #1 thing in my life every day, because without it I will be back to having nothing. I am now able to do just about anything I would like and have my family back in my life. My kids are a huge part of my life today as well. They had once told me if I didn’t get help that they were not going to come around anymore. I was also no longer allowed at family gatherings at my parents or even my grandparents’ homes.

inspirational stories of sobriety

I felt I would be doing everyone a favor – my family, my parents, my wife, and my children. They didn’t sign up to have their husband and Dad be a drug addict, someone who lost their whole moral compass. “My therapist introduced me to my first sponsor who sent me to my first 12 step meeting. There was something about the people there that I couldn’t put my finger on that kept me going.

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Maybe the most striking part of Patrick’s personality is his acute self-awareness. It’s a trait that he sharpened while in recovery, and it’s a significant reason why he’s finally found so much success staying sober. I found this show a few days ago and really needed it.

inspirational stories of sobriety

I think it’s so important to share my experience with others because I truly believe that only another addict/alcoholic can help someone of the same variety. It was so easy for me to relate to people who had walked the same walk as I had in the beginning. It’s almost like they spoke the same language as I did and I had never heard sober house anyone speak my language before. I felt at home when talking to another addict/alcoholic. I still feel the same way today even after 3 continuous years of sobriety. In this episode, we shine a spotlight on Jen, a remarkable individual who, since May 15, 2022, has bravely battled her way out of the clutches of self-destruction.

Here are five sober living success stories:

Because I knew, right from the start, that the idle time…I got in my head a lot. And I’ve always been told, idle time does the devil’s work. So the only thing left for me was death.

What does 3 weeks sober feel like?

In general, you may start to experience physical benefits such as increased energy, reduced anxiety, and improved liver health. You might also notice positive changes in your personal life, such as improved relationships and more free time for hobbies.

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