When I joined Twitter, I kept seeing friends tweeting about #ODAAT. I was too shy to ask, but I soon realized it was the abbreviation for "one day at at time." That's just the definition, I'm still learning what it really means. This is … [Read more...] about Day 29 Sober: I’m learning what ODAAT means
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.
My recovery is working for one simple reason - I don't want to drink anymore. It's not willpower It's not a spiritual awakening It's not a sobriety program This time something clicked and I finally was ready to quit drinking. In … [Read more...] about Day 28 Sober: About my almost relapse
I've been on medication for hypertension since my early 30s. "It runs in families," my doctor said not knowing how alcohol was taking over my life. The lisinopril he prescribed never got me to normal level for 3 obvious reasons: 1. I … [Read more...] about Day 27 Sober: Quitting alcohol has lowered my high blood pressure
I can't imagine a more bizarre way to get sober - except it's working. I'm 26 days sober and wanted to share a little more about my living arrangements. It's not something I would recommend or even wish on anyone else. But for me it's … [Read more...] about Day 26: How my rock bottom became a sober living house in a Caribbean ghetto
This one is all over Facebook and I can't track down the source (I'd love to credit the original author). It really made me want to connect with a meeting soon, so I decided to share it here. It's a simple parable about the struggle of … [Read more...] about An addict fell in hole and couldn’t get out (parable for recovery)
There was a time when I thought of alcohol as my friend. It was my wingman, my ride-or-die, my brother for life. When I needed a lift, it was always there. I would imagine that drinking somehow gave me stress relief and the fun times that … [Read more...] about Day 25 Sober: Alcohol is not my friend, it’s my worst enemy