My family is bat shit crazy.That's something I've been saying my whole life, not realizing that I was right there with them. When my secret addiction came to international crisis -- it was big even for our dysfunctional family.The … [Read more...] about 94 Days Sober: How does addiction and mental illness relate?
This posts tell the story of how I got sober and began recovery from my alcohol addiction. It wasn't pretty and too much of this was just me alone fighting for my recovery. It's a story of days, weeks, months, and hopefully years of going sober for life. Click here to read the posts from the beginning - starting with Day ZERO.
American is busy. ???????? I'm doing some heavy recovery work this week.2 of top 3 difficult amends divorce lawyer stuff w/o resentment adjusting to new psychiatric drugs doing real parenting time again missing my … [Read more...] about 93 Days Sober: Protect Your Sobriety
It was long overdue, I lost control of my spending sometime last year.100% my fault, even if the psychiatrist says that's typical manic behavior and alcohol makes everything worse.So my budget looks a little bleak for the next few … [Read more...] about 91 Days (13 weeks) Sober: Cutting Up Credit Cards
This didn't feel possible back on February 15th90 days is like 3 years worth of sobriety packed into consecutive days, right?I've felt like a "pretend sober person" since the beginning, that's why I count days. It reminds me that … [Read more...] about 90 Days Sober: Recovery is Possible
Early in my recovery, I discovered how running can help me stay sober. Today's race was something more, it was . . .a way to make amends to myself physically (smash the FEAR of getting old) another way to connect with my boys … [Read more...] about 88 Days Sober: Making Amends Led Me to a 5K Race
This is a big reason I why moved back to the USA. As one old-timer said in a meeting yesterday: This white plastic chair is a tool. As long as I keep a seat here in Alcoholics Anonymous, I have a chance to stay sober. Another big reason, … [Read more...] about 86 Days Sober: This Chair is a Tool