14 years

Apparently the average life term prisoner in the UK can expect to serve about 15 years before being paroled.  If that is true my sobriety is therefore approaching a life term.  Today is my 14th AA birthday – that is it is 14 years since I last took a drink.

The journey has been up and down and here and there at times.  The last few years it has been more settle as the road has levelled out or I’ve just got more adept at negotiating the ups and downs and dodging the pot holes etc.

I’ve been invited to speak tonight at one of my favourite groups one that was for many years one of my home groups – it only isn’t at the moment as my limitations with the meniere’s disease mean I can’t easily get there.  But a friend is going to give me a lift which is really kind and I’m really looking forward to being there.

About furtheron

Music and guitar obsessive who is a recovering alcoholic to boot
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13 Responses to 14 years

  1. Will there come a time when that last drink will recede so far into your past that you’ll no longer note it’s anniversary? Or will always it be a part of your waking hours? How does that work?

  2. Congratulations! Well done!

  3. Congratulations! You are awesome!!

  4. Hi Graham!
    I am wishing you a fast recovery for your upcoming surgery, as well as Congratulations!

  5. Lisa Neumann says:

    Happy Anniversary. Wish I could be at the meeting, but alas, I live too far. What a gift for the new-comers to see you facing ALL of life, unaltered by alcohol. Cheers my friend. Lisa

  6. Elsie says:

    Happy AA Birthday and congratulations!

  7. Incredible G. Congrats my brother and being of service to celebrate. That’s how it’s done!

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