When I first started writing these reflections, I was not drinking. That’s right, no alcohol whatsoever. It has been over a year now and it feels like I have finally gotten my life back.
My mind is clear and focused on what matters most to me: family, friends, health, spirituality – all the things that were neglected while I was addicted to alcohol.
This blog post will be about my day-to-day life as an alcoholic who has recovered from his addiction.
Daily Reflections June 13
“Years of living with an alcoholic is almost sure to make any wife or child neurotic. The entire family is, to some extent, ill.” ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 122
As a recovering alcoholic, I know that the best way to repair my mistakes and make amends is by being an example.
My sobriety may give others hope for their own recovery; they should follow suit because it will always be worth struggling against addiction in order to achieve something great!
Alcoholism is a disease that destroys lives. It takes its victims one at a time, and it’s important to recognize the individual as well as those around them who have been hurt by this terrible addiction.
The example of my sobriety may give others hope, and faith to help themselves. I feel blessed every day for being sober because now I can see how alcoholism has impacted me in so many ways- from not having enough money or food on the table, to feeling shame about myself when things went wrong with other people.
By looking back over these years of alcohol abuse, I’ve learned that there are several areas where I need to make amends before continuing on with my life free from drugs and alcohol.