Wowzer! What a difference 731 clean and sober days can make in one’s life.
Here’s a little about my story:
I had severe back issues where doctors were giving me pain medication like it was candy. After surgery, their plan was to wean me off but the addict in me wasn’t accepting that, so I turned to the streets. It was all downhill from there.
Not only was I hooked on pain pills, I was coming home from work and doing coke in the evenings to give me energy to get all my motherly duties done.
Then I had to drink a lot to come down, so I could get a few hours of sleep before doing it all over again the next day. All the while I was stuck in a job I hated because I couldn’t pass a drug test to get another, and needed the money to support my habbit.
I always said I would never be that person to drink at work until that day finally came. I went out at lunch, drank a bottle of vodka and crashed into a pole on my way back to the office. There I was, in handcuffs being hauled off to jail. This was my rock bottom.
I had to surrender and seek out help immediately. Having a disabled daughter who depends on me, I couldn’t leave her for inpatient rehab. I did the next best thing and went to outpatient detox, followed by IOP and transitioned into AA.
Within the first month of sobriety, I was so excited to be able to pass a drug test that I sought out a new career. At my age, this is no easy feat. Having a clear mind and determination, it only took 2 weeks. (I have to admit, I was a little disappointed when my new employer didn’t drug test me.) I went on to get the state license needed to accel in this new career. Now I’m soaring in my new role.
Most of you know that my hubby is also an alcoholic and addict which complicated my sobriety. Thankfully, he’s now committed to AA, working on his 90 meetings in 90 days (few more to go) and loving sobriety. Life can only get better from here.
I’m celebrating 2 years only because I was willing to let go of my ego and take direction. I never want to return to that vicious cycle of hell that I once called life.
Thank you all for taking this journey with me. I couldn’t have done it without all the love and support I’ve gotten from each and everyone of you.