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Success Story: An Amazing Journey to Sobriety

Meanwhile, I met a girl from back home with whom I began a relationship during the summer between my freshman and sophomore years. She was being raised in an old world male-dominated society. We would see each other for vacation breaks and long weekends.

inspirational stories of sobriety

Even someone my age (67), can reshape themselves and become a better person and live life more fully. In those 30 years, I’ve buried my mother and my little brother to this disease. Last year, I buried my husband of 35 years. People have asked me if I miss drinking. I can honestly look them in the eye and tell them a resounding “no.” I don’t miss it.

‘My mom said, ‘there’s nothing wrong with you, you’re an alcoholic.»

I began a friendship with another woman during this time. We talked about our discontent with our marriages, among other things. Soon we were flirting and going to lunch together.

inspirational stories of sobriety

To anyone out there struggling with alcohol or drug abuse, just know that you are not alone. And that help is out there where ever you turn. You just can’t be afraid to ask for it.

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But, I would find out a few years later. Prior to getting sober, I was kind of just lost. I didn’t really know what my purpose was. I knew I wanted to do things and I would start to do things, but there was never any follow-through.

  • I tried only drinking on Fridays and on weekends.
  • This led to me using weed and ecstasy as well.
  • I had a terrible relapse where everything fell apart.

And I think that’s what putting something out in the media does. It puts it into the public eye and passes a value judgment on it and says this is good or this is not good. And most recovery stories are through the lens of rehab, where you might not get to see the beautiful life that you find in sobriety. And the fact of the matter is that now I don’t have the option to run away or not pay attention to something that’s bothering me. I have to be present and I have to self-reflect and commit to being a better person for the people around me.

Dax Shepard’s Recovery Story

I didn’t know what it was at the time, but I remember loving the way it made me feel. It changed the way I felt in a way I had never experienced in my life. Alcohol wasn’t really a part of my story until senior year of high school when I started drinking with my friends on the weekends.

What does 3 weeks sober feel like?

In general, you may start to experience physical benefits such as increased energy, reduced anxiety, and improved liver health. You might also notice positive changes in your personal life, such as improved relationships and more free time for hobbies.

My true sobriety started when I went to the Progress House in Amesbury. What I found was a nice clean environment with private rooms. It was one of the best decisions that I have made. I met some great guys that had similar issues.

And life is so much more beautiful than the darkness in which you have been living. Initially, I had lots of fear about returning to work. I worried about what people would think, what kind of criticism I would receive. Much to my surprise, many people barely noticed my extended absence.

There’s no way to describe how good that is. I was incredibly irritable and depressed because my body was going through alcohol withdrawal and my mind couldn’t comprehend or want a life without the substance. The mantra of these early days was “survive, not thrive”; the only goal was to just get through them without drinking. I relied a lot on hour-long hot baths before bed to calm down, but still my sleep was horrendous. Whether you are a local resident or visiting the city, there are numerous sober fun options available to help you maintain a fulfilling and substance-free lifestyle.

The rapper began abusing drugs and alcohol as his music career advanced. After multiple attempts at getting clean, Eminem has been sober since 2008, when he survived a nearly fatal drug overdose. When I arrived at Valley Hope for treatment at 52 years old, I was a complete train wreck, with more than 40 years of active addiction.

inspirational stories of sobriety

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