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I’m here to share my journey with those suffering from an addiction.
When I knew I had a problem and had to stop the chaos, I didn’t know where to turn. I was scared and broken. Terrified of what lay ahead of me in a life with no alcohol. Nothing to turn to when I couldn’t cope or couldn’t talk about what was wrong or what happened to me in my past. I mean the booze made me stronger, more communicative, etc. The only thing that kept me from giving in was and is, my Husband, our children and of course myself. I was given an ultimatum May 24th 2009, I was told by my boyfriend, now husband, if I do not give up the drink, I would lose him and the kids. I wasn’t about to let that happen. NOTHING is more important to me than our children and our relationship. It was time.
It took time and a lot of attempts at stopping to realize I had a problem with drinking and I had no choice but to give it up. As soon as I had a taste of it or there was an event or gathering I was attending or hosting it was very exciting and I couldn’t wait to start partying. I had fun, I enjoyed dancing all night long and talking, phoning, or sitting, drinking, by myself all. night. long. I then found drinking as an escape of what my life had become. I started to black out and not recall things that happened during the evening of heavily drinking. I started convincing myself that I could control it and not drink so much. Then, came bottom.
I got out of the madness and haze of alcohol induced feelings and emotions and became someone I had been searching for for years. I am healthy, happy and excited to share with you the triumphs and turmoil I went through to get to where I am today. Why alcohol was such an important part of my life. Why I thought it was good for me or there was nothing wrong with me. The classic, “It’s them, not me.”
My mission here is to help people get to where they need to be in life without the stimulants we find necessary to function or cope. It may not happen right away and you will go through many ups and downs but if you commit to a better you and better life, you will find the answers you are looking for.
Let’s start bettering you for YOU.
This is, Being Me Sober