Tag Archives: alcoholism

4 Years of Continued Sobriety

I have always loved the above track, by B.o.B, featuring Taylor Swift.  I can identify with these lyrics in a way.  The idea of being strong enough to help another person, I think, is a shared human desire.  In helping someone else, I help myself.  Having mentioned that, I can not be co-dependent on another […]

2 Years of Continued Sobriety

I can’t believe I hold you in my hand. It took me five years of going back and forth with accepting that I had a problem.  It took five years of facing the fear of the stigma they all built to shame me with.  I did not understand then what was wrong with me.  Why […]

8 Months Old

October 4th, 2013 I earned my 8th month of continued sobriety.  What a feeling to celebrate that day with close family (blood in, blood out).  Since my first experience being drunk and high I have never gone over 5 months sober.  I would call everything previous to now as periods of being a dry drunk […]

This Is My Kingdom Come

I took this picture some time ago and knew I wanted to do something with it besides just keep it to myself. Sobriety has opened my eyes to new things, things I never knew existed. Today I heard a song for the first time and felt it was necessary to share it, especially with all […]

Flatline (based on true events)

…he walked for what seemed like weeks with no resolution and no destination.  He looked desperate and defeated as his walk turned into a painful limp.  Each new step developed new blisters and broke previous ones. Exhaustion, thirst, paranoia, hallucinations and absolute delirium sinking in as he sinks to the ground.  Taking off his shoes […]

6 Months Old

I have been without a drink or mood altering drug for 6 months and 2 days.  An addict/alcoholic would understand that as 184 daily miracles. I am very thankful to be alive after nearly ending it all this past February.  You see, I could never understand suicide when I was younger and never really questioned what […]

Driving Without Windshield Wipers

      Drinking in the late stages of alcoholism is a lot like driving without windshield wipers.  No matter how hard I tried to keep my eyes on the road it was only a matter of time when I would lose total control and kill myself. I was a blackout drinker, time and events […]

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Today I was asked by a friend if I had ever been to a treatment center for my addiction to alcohol and prescription medication.  He has a friend who is in need and wanted to know if rehab centers have any benefits to them. With the rise in addiction in society their has been an […]