Besides counting my days sober, I'm tracking another number. I've run 109 miles so far this year! That's me with my driver, bodyguard, and running buddy. Don't judge the visor, white guys can't handle the tropical sun. Since my … [Read more...] about Running for my recovery, can exercise keep me sober?
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.
The quick answer: It depends on the person, but relief will come if you give it time. Two weeks to several months is normal. That's me proving sleep can happen and my sneaky girlfriend grabbing a selfie. Even with mild alcohol … [Read more...] about How long after I quit drinking before my sleep returns to normal?
She was the first person to recognize that I was an alcoholic. Her name was Jennifer and she started as one of my over-tipped waitress friends. But with her something was different, we had a connection that I didn't understand until … [Read more...] about About the time I had a meth mule girlfriend
I feel like a creeper just telling this story. But I want to be honesty, even when it's ugly. I was always a lonely drunk. Eating lunch alone was my routine. I'd leave work before noon and head to my favorite restaurant. I actually … [Read more...] about I was the drunk guy tipping $100 bills
We're all familiar with the negative effects of alcohol and the nasty symptoms of withdrawal. Today I want to talk about the positive benefits of recovery. Enjoy and leave a comment to add your own! 25 Positive Side Effects of Long-Term … [Read more...] about 25 positive side effects of long-term sobriety
This is the first step in the AA program and perfectly describes my situation 30 days ago. Alcohol had taken control and I couldn't handle life anymore. I was in a downward spiral, expecting a crash any second. That's when I quit … [Read more...] about One month sober: About being powerless and living step one