Here I am.
5 years sober from alcohol
The first 5 year milestone I celebrated 6,5 years ago. I was sober for 5 years and 3 months when I celebrated my birthday with my family in a restaurant. I was questioning my recovery. Thought I was sober for that long so I was cured.
Thought I could try one ore two drinks…
And so I did on my birthday.
It went well, just drank one maybe two, can’t remember exacly.
What I do know is that that voice in my head was right back! Like she has never left!
She? Yes, I call that creepy voice my “winewitch”
So I drank in moderation for a while. Fooling myself and the people around me I could handle it. But I was arguing with that voice all the time.
It wasn’t fun at all.
My life wasn’t become better by letting the alcohol back in. My intake increases within a few weeks ore so. And when the blackouts returned as well I knew for sure I had a problem…
It took me more then a year to quit again.
I did it the same way like before. Made a plan and stick to it. Choose a sober peer group (this time TS) and started. Gave myself a deadline as well:
One year. One year to do it on my own.
I managed, I managed with you in my sober backpack!
Thank you all for being there for me!
I learned I’m never cured, so I guess you all have to stay in my backpack forever!
Gefeliciteerd C! Super mooi nummer !
Congratulations on your 5 years!!! What a journey you are on!!! Happy for you!!!
Gefeliciteerd C!!! Party in Newcastle!!! Hugs!!! Love!!!
Wow what a comeback story.
Huge congratulations to you
A Huge Congrats on your 5 years of sobriety Claudia! Way to kick addictions ass!!!
we are your sober friends for life
Amazing . Congratulations on 5 years (again) and thank you for the cautionary tale of the voice of addiction. Enjoy your day
Yayyy congrats @SoberWalker on 5 years again!! thank you for paving the way and sharing your knowledge. No matter how long we addicts have, if we pick up we will see ourselves back in a pit of addiction in no time.
Super proud of you!!
Oh my, this is beautiful. Congratulations!!
Congratulations! I am so happy for you. This time for sure - no third 5 Year milestone, maybe a 50 year milestone - one day at a time.
4 years and 9 months ago you were one of the people here that inspired me. You had a plan how to stay sober and you were checking in each and every day. Thank you very much and all the best for the next five sober years!
This is amazing to see! So proud of you for staying clean this entire time! You Rock! I know it isn’t easy but it’s definitely worth it! Great freaking job!
Thank you for your story. It reminds me a time when about 6 years ago I celebrated my sons birth. I was 3 years sober and after this i reset my clock and been on drugs and alc for 1,5 half year. I think such experience whas what i needed to realise truth about my addiction. Congrats on 5!!!
WOW!!! HUGE congratulations Such an achievement!
Fantastic post! Congratulations Claudia!
You’re not only a sober walker, you’re a sober warrior too.
Hope you’re doing something for yourself to celebrate.
What a story you have to tell! A triumphant one, a cautionary tale for the rest of us, too. I am grateful you share it will us. Major congrats to you, Claudia. Enjoy your holiday, you’ve earned it in more ways than one!
An honor to be in your backpack. Thank you for the share and reminding everyone we can never have that first drink. Great job on hitting 5 years again! Looking forward to celebrating 6 next year
Wow !!! Thank you for sharing your journey. It is a poignant reminder of how each day counts. Huge congratulations - and respect - for your 5 years! You are inspiring
Congrats on five years sober!