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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 […]

1 Year of Continued Sobriety

  It is estimated that my last drug was near February 4th of 2013, at least that was when I was admitted to a hospital having attempted to cancel my life twice in the same day.  Looking back at that brief time before my long hospital stay I did not know what was real and […]

November 5th

As of November 4th I celebrated 9 months of sobriety www.facebook.com/mdadourian and I am happy.  For an addict/alcoholic such as myself, everyday I remain sober is a miracle and gift.  I never thought I could stay sober for one hour let alone an entire day. Having mentioned that, I am 9 months clean and couldn’t have […]

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 […]

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 […]