I've been really quiet on the blog and on Twitter. Too quiet. For the last 2 weeks I've been drinking again and was quickly sliding back into the hell of addiction. I don't blame circumstances, it was my choice to go back to drinking. … [Read more...] about Addiction Kicked My Ass this Month
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.
Doing yard work is something I missed living in my Haitian ghetto. I'm back in the USA -- again. Mowing the lawn is part of my life. Since I was 12 years old, it's been a weekly summertime ritual. This is my meditation, exercise, and … [Read more...] about 118 Days Sober: Medicine can’t fix a broken lifestyle
First it was Coca-Cola, now it's energy drinks. I'm always looking for a fix. Things could be worse, it's fairly moderate. I've been holding it to 8 oz per day, which isn't much more caffeine than coffee. I think it's the sugar that makes … [Read more...] about 115 Days Sober: Energy Drinks and Recovering Addicts
https://twitter.com/sobertony/status/836714491110916097 That was my first tweet, so today is 100 days on Twitter. More importantly, today is my 114th day of continuous sobriety. Social media was a big part of my early … [Read more...] about 114 Days Sober: How I Found Sobriety on Twitter
Alcoholics are famous for drinking excuses. That was my pattern too, maybe you were the same way. Often I'd muse over my breakfast beer: There is no good reason to be sober at 9 AM - that's just laziness or lack of imagination. That was the … [Read more...] about 113 Days Sober: Another Close Call and Finding Excuses Not To Drink
Do you want to know a secret? This blog didn't work the first time. I made it through day 18 sober (June 2016), then my relapse day became a spiral down to rock bottom. That was a long way down... Nine Months … [Read more...] about 16 Weeks Sober (112 days) Learning to Share My Story