10 years in the making

Did I mention that I was an alcoholic and a prescription drug addict?  Well it is true, and it has taken me 10 years to get where I am today.   I was a chronic relapser.   In the past 10 years my longest sobriety has been 2 years and 9 months.  I just couldn’t quite get it.   I always seemed to forget the problems that alcohol and Ativan caused me.   This past weekend I finally hit that number again, but this time I am going to keep going. Things have been different this time around.   I have finally become a part of my 12 step group, I am in not just around the fellowship.   I have more gratitude, I am doing more service work and I finally really like who I have become (well for the most part).    Today I have choices and I choose to be sober … at least for today.    We only have to do this one day at a time.    To think too far into the future is overwhelming.  I am really excited to make it to the next milestone … 3 years, but I can not get ahead of myself.

I recently got a new sponsee, my first one, I love her, she is great and has so much potential.   I am excited to share my experience, strength and hope with her.    I have a lot of experience in what not to do.  I hope my trials can save her some pain and that I can successfully take her through our 12 steps.    I know I can not alone keep her sober, but I will do my best to be the best I can be to help her muddle through this thing we call alcoholism.

So today it has been 2 year, 9 months and 3 days since my last relapse / drink.  I am looking forward to seeing where the rest of this sober life will take me …. One Day at a Time.


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