15 years

15 years ago today I took my (to date) last drink. I take today as my sober birthday because that evening lying on the floor in the fetal position sobbing my eyes out I made the decision to finally ask for help.

Then from my ever supportive and loving family, the nurse at work I trusted to actually ask for help, the psychiatrist she referred me to, the rehab staff who took me in, the others I was in rehab with through to the thousands of AAs who’ve sat with me in the thousands of meetings I’ve attended my undying gratitude and love. Thank you all. Everyone of you has helped to get me sober and keep me sober.

As they say…

One day at a time

Don’t drink and go to meetings

Never give up giving up

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About furtheron

Music and guitar obsessive who is a recovering alcoholic to boot
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8 Responses to 15 years

  1. Ainsobriety says:

    15 years. Very nice! That’s a lot of living you got back!!!
    Congratulations

  2. Sherry says:

    Congratulations!!! So happy you asked for help and so happy that you decided to write about it.

  3. Thank you for helping me on my journey!
    xo
    Wendy

  4. byebyebeer says:

    Congratulations on 15 years! You were an inspiration in my early days of sobriety and continue to be. Thank you!

  5. looby says:

    Well done. I did eight days at the beginning of this year and thought I was some kind of hero.

  6. daisyfae says:

    Happy belated birthday! Quite an accomplishment! I’m hopeful that your new physician can help manage your medical situation better – giving you better days!

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