I haven’t posted in a while. However I, like Screedler and others on this site, am extremely grateful to TDA. His dedication to helping others stay clean and sober, his tireless dedication to bringing great information about addiction, each and every day, is amazing.
When I found The Discovering Alcoholic, I wrote my story and then finally realized that I could no longer live the way I had been living. Now I see that it wasn’t living at all, it was surviving. Happiness was something that I hadn’t experienced in years. I’m not sure that I knew what it was at all. I was unhappy not drinking and I was unhappy drinking.
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I have almost a year and a half of sobriety. That would have been impossible if I hadn’t gotten here. I need to keep coming back and continue reading the stories of others to remind me of what I’m not missing. I haven’t had the desire to drink but it would be so easy to forget.
I don’t want to forget the past, even though I don’t dwell on it all the time. Life has been serene and for me that is happiness. In fact, I am in love with my new life.