Addiction and Sobriety Truth – @SoberMovement
I don’t have a pretty before-and-after pic for you. I do have a pretty gnarly picture of what my abuse has done to me. And this isn’t the half of it – it’s just the most shocking illustration I have. After passing out near a campfire I woke up with my left leg on fire. I’m lucky I still have it. This is what it looked like after my first (failed) skin graft. You’d think I would get sober after that. No, ha. This was 9 months ago. I kept lying to myself saying I could drink, I just had to limit my drinking, limit my intake, switch to lower proof liquor, switch to beer, etc. Just a few days ago I decided I’m tired of living that way and I can’t lie to myself any longer. I’m an alcoholic who doesn’t drink daily, but who drinks until I black out every time I decide to take a sip. I have no control over it but starting now I refuse to let it control me. I’m done with it and I know I’m going to need a lot of help and support. I’m going to my first meeting in the morning. And your website and instagram has been a blessing to me too. Thank you for all you do. It’s so inspiring.