Category: Stories

Cycling Through Sobriety – @SoberMovement

Cycling Through Sobriety – @SoberMovement

Today I am celebrating SIX MONTHS SOBER. When I hit what I call my “rock bottom” with alcohol, I remember being completely wasted in my apartment and following 20 Instagram accounts dedicated to sobriety begging for them to inspire me to change. I had the idea of living a sober ...MORE
It is possible!!!!!

It is possible!!!!!

I’ve been clean for just over 16 months!!!!! I can’t explain how grateful I am to have another chance at life today. I have walked through so much including a DCFS case and rebuilding relationships I have destroyed. I have 2 children born addicted to herion at birth and ...MORE
One Step At A Time

One Step At A Time

Hi y’all! My name is Mariana. What can I say? Today I get to enjoy another sober day. I stepped into the rooms of AA pretty suicidal and extremely depressed. I had a 10 year drinking career and what started as happy hour and dance nights, quickly turned into ...MORE
7*20*2013—5 Years

7*20*2013—5 Years

No matter what, July 20th, 2013 will always be the best day of my life. It was the day I had finally lost enough in my life to seek help. I didn’t know it at the time, and it was one of the toughest first months of my ...MORE
2 Years Clean, Sober and Smoke Free!

2 Years Clean, Sober and Smoke Free!

2 years/24 mths/104 wks/730 days SOBER AND SMOKE FREE 2 years without: -Hangovers -Being out of breath -Blackouts -Shame -Guilt -Regrets -Terrible anxieties -Feeling like a failure -Having to justify my drinking -Living from paycheck to paycheck -Feeding the addiction monster! But the best of all is that I was able to find MYSELF I found who the real me is! And ...MORE
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
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
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
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
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
Nightcap Turned Into An Addiction

Nightcap Turned Into An Addiction

It started with a nightly drink. Mostly to deal with my daughter's illness. I've never been much of a drinker. I wasn't a big drinker ever until I turned 21. Yet, when my daughter got diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, the only way I could deal with it was ...MORE
4 Years free ❤️

4 Years free ❤️

 I don’t usually share photos and private details of my life, especially on social media. But I believe this is important for others to see there’s hope. 5.15.14 ☝🏼Four years ago I made one of the most important—yet scariest choices thus far in my life. I had to choose whether ...MORE