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A Different Perspective

A Different Perspective

I just wanted to give a shout out to all the participants here as an indirect substance abuse victim. It's very motivating to see many people embracing a sober life but what I really want them to understand is how much their loved ones and close friends appreciate the ...MORE
Always Forward

Always Forward

Mike O’Sullivan 5 1/2 years clean and sober. Before and After. I’m Blessed beyond explanation. Gifts: Wife, Kid, Family, Career. All thanks to sobriety and those who continue to show me the way! --- Contributor: Mike ...MORE
One Year Sober!

One Year Sober!

Today 07/06/18 marks my one year sober! One year completely free of any alcohol or drugs of any kind. if anyone reading this is struggling, or knows someone who is struggling with the disease of alcoholism and addiction, there is hope. My God carried me through so many situations ...MORE
This is NOT how this life is going to end

This is NOT how this life is going to end

If you think you have gone too far down the scale to see the light, you may want to continue reading this....."this is not how this is going to end". First and foremost, the disease of addiction DOES NOT discriminate...Park Avenue to Park Bench...No one in my immediate ...MORE
ONE YEAR SOBER

ONE YEAR SOBER

After over 20 years of heavy drinking and countless blackouts I finally stopped making excuses. I'm finally living the life that I was meant to live. I prayed for a change and GOD gave me my son. 🙏🏼 368 days and counting!! --- Contributor: Catherine ...MORE
Sober 7 years!

Sober 7 years!

My name is Kyle Strosnider and on July 4, 2018, I will have a full 7 years of sobriety. My life was going down a dark and treacherous road, and after lying in bed with a broken leg hating life, I decided To make the change. With the help of ...MORE
From Addict to Athlete

From Addict to Athlete

I never thought I’d ever be clean much less end up competing in the sport of CrossFit! With almost 3 1/2 years sober life has given me more than I could ever fathom. My God is one amazing God. --- Contributor: Sherry ...MORE
It Works If You Work It

It Works If You Work It

I've been seeing all these peoples stories of sobriety and I wanted to add mine. I'm almost 16 months clean. Ive done 3 rehabs in 8 yrs and the last one opened my eyes!! I just had a healthy baby girl. I just got my 2 yr ...MORE
Addiction, Relapse & Recovery

Addiction, Relapse & Recovery

I started drinking at a young age of 12 to 13 years old and knew I had a problem from the first time I drank because I was a blackout drunk. That did not stop me from drinking. Soon, booze wasn't enough for me and I started using drugs. ...MORE
The Booze Breakup

The Booze Breakup

It has been 2 years today since I had alcohol. Breaking up with booze was the hardest and best thing I ever did for myself. I relapsed for a long time and am so thankful for the strength I had found in other alcoholics & addicts. It is ...MORE
Sober Life

Sober Life

Today I’m celebrating 28 years clean and sober. My life has become better and better because I now have learned to accept and learn from all my experiences as I trudge the road of happy destiny. Happy to live in the light of the spirit! --- Contributor: Todd ...MORE
5 Years Sober!!

5 Years Sober!!

Nothing like waking up this morning from a relapse dream! So all I gotta say is, there are times over the last 5 years when I didn’t want sobriety. Times i wanted to say “eff it” and throw it all away. Life is still hard and challenging. Yes, It’s ...MORE
Duck Pond

Duck Pond

When I hear people's stories about drinking they often compare it to a roller coaster or a merry go round - I couldn't agree more. My best friend ( sober too ) and I call sobriety the DUCK POND of the carnival . You always win at that game ...MORE
Clearly

Clearly

One month sober from alcohol and marijuana. The longest I’ve ever gone. I’m really doing this! And you can too! --- Contributor: Stacy ...MORE
A Soldiers Story.

A Soldiers Story.

My Name is Paul and I am a Grateful recovering addict, I’m also a Combat Vet of 4 Deployments with the US Army. I joined the army to get away from the hardship of addiction, which for the 8 years I served active duty, (currently reservist) kept me accountable ...MORE
6 Months Sober After 17 Years of Abuse

6 Months Sober After 17 Years of Abuse

After 17 years of abusing alcohol, binge drinking, enduring 5-day hangovers, promising I'd "never drink again" only to relapse that very next weekend, I'm finally 6 months sober today! Woot woot! I started back in December with a 100-day sobriety challenge, during which time I told myself I'd evaluate ...MORE
6 Months Sober!

6 Months Sober!

I’m 6 months sober today and my life has never been better. This is the longest I’ve been sober since I started drinking at 18, and I am now 32. It’s a day by day challenge but it’s step by step journey toward a calmer and more fulfilling life. ...MORE
Six Months Sober from Alcohol!

Six Months Sober from Alcohol!

My life has changed more than I ever thought possible in these past six months. Some for the worse, some for the better but I chose to stop drinking and focus on the positive and feel like I have a new lease on life! The key is gratitude for ...MORE