It's not as bad as that photo, but waiting until day 50 to visit AA wasn't smart. My excuse is solid, living in a Haitian ghetto etc, but I still wish I could have come here sooner. Everyone who kept saying, "Get to a meeting" was 100% … [Read more...] about 12 things I learned from my first AA meeting experience
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.
What the f*ck. This is real. Today is the big silver anniversary - 50 days without alcohol. This feels like a miracle - like I've been born again. "Fifty days" is not a finish line but a fresh start. To be fair, I'm not doing this … [Read more...] about 50 Days Sober but I’m doing it all wrong
Shit happens. My alcoholism was a big pile of it. Here's my story, illustrated with everyone's favorite emoji. 1. Cultural Influence - drinking people are cool 😎 I wish I could do that shit 🍾💩🥂 2. Alcohol Abuse - drinking makes me … [Read more...] about The stages of addiction told with emoji shit 💩
Today, I've got 49 days of sobriety. That's 7 weeks without alcohol. The longest period I can remember in 10 years. The math is fuzzy, but here is my estimate of the 5 year before recovery. 1825 total days 1675 days drunk (often … [Read more...] about Day 49 Sober and I Can’t Shut Up
This weekend, I wrote a post for KLEN and SOBR talking about how music has helped my recovery. Click here to ready it (don't laugh, the music proves I'm a 30-something white guy). It was fun to share my personal sobriety soundtrack. That … [Read more...] about 13 Songs That Can Wreck My Sobriety (and 12 That Can Help)
That was my badass cat. He ate snakes for breakfast. RIP Magic Fife. I'm not going to lie, snakes are nasty. From the first pages of the Bible, to the sneaky thing in your garden - we have deep psychological reasons to hate these … [Read more...] about Addiction is like a snake. Kill it before it kills you.