Addicted to alcohol then turned to recovery is what my life has been since 2009. When anyone has had such an addiction to alcohol they often wonder “what is a life of recovery like?” They were the exact words I asked myself many times during my drinking and abusing alcohol for many years.
Deep down inside an alcoholic, I truly feel that they are crying inside and want out of the life they are living in. This is exactly how I felt, but was afraid to ask for the help I needed in order to get sober as many other alcoholic feel the same. Only if we could have the willingness to ask for help many people addicted to alcohol might be clean and sober far earlier in their life.
Addictions, whether it be alcohol, drugs, eating and much more, these people such as myself want help to overcome their addiction, but they just can’t seem to get the courage to speak out and ask for the help they need.
Since I became clean and sober, the road to recovery has been awesome to say the least. While drinking, nothing ever went right for me and my wife. No matter how I tried to make certain dreams a reality something stopped that dream from happening. I really believe that I wasn’t ready to help myself and change my life, so by not helping myself the man upstairs, we call our God didn’t grant any of my dreams because I simply wasn’t ready to make huge change in my life.
Once I admitted I had a drinking problem and was willing to what ever it took to get and stay sober everything started to fall in place, slow, but sure. I am a true believer that you need to want to help yourself before anyone can help you. I helped myself by stopping drinking alcohol, and my world and my life changed so much for the better.
My life in recovery is getting better and better as the days pass by. I will be clean and sober five years this October 27th and when I look back in time I only wished I would of stopped drinking years before, but that is past, and now I live life for the present and a bright and sober future.