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HFSSC posted 9/3/2013 17:23 PM

Tomorrow, when I wake up, it will be 5 years of sobriety for me. So today is 1,825 days.

It took me 12 years of in-and-out, half-assed efforts (court ordered and/or state board-ordered) to manage to put together a year. 2 outpatient rehab programs failed. 7 different sponsors, each chosen for how dysfunctional and/or unavailable they seemed. 12 years of lies, half measures, and doing everything I could to avoid actually getting sober. When I think of all the energy I expended trying to avoid the work of sobriety, it truly makes me sad and/or bemused.

5 years ago, I was given one last opportunity to recover. I was sent to a tiny little treatment center in the mountains with some women who were tough as nails but kind and good as gold. I was loved, but taught discipline. I was given the tools to make sense of my life and to move on without drugs or alcohol as my crutches.

I am so very grateful tonight. To those of you who are in the program, thanks for my sobriety.

jo2love posted 9/3/2013 17:26 PM

That's awesome! Congrats!

still2suspicious posted 9/3/2013 17:49 PM

***standing up, clapping*** for you HFSSC!

Congrats! You deserve to be so proud of yourself.

somanyyears posted 9/3/2013 17:52 PM

..that is truly a milestone to be proud of, for sure.



authenticnow posted 9/3/2013 18:09 PM



click4it posted 9/3/2013 18:39 PM


purplejacket4 posted 9/3/2013 18:43 PM


Eranda posted 9/3/2013 18:56 PM

Congrats. That's a long hard road, but so worth it.

jrc1963 posted 9/3/2013 19:09 PM

Congrats!!! Way to Go!!

FaithFool posted 9/3/2013 19:15 PM

kernel posted 9/3/2013 19:20 PM

That is truly amazing - congrats to you!

boontje posted 9/3/2013 19:24 PM

You are AWESOME!! Congratulations.


Lionne posted 9/3/2013 19:28 PM

Bless you. As I sit here worrying about my DS I hope and pray that someday he will be able to say this. Amazing accomplishment., amazing work. Good for you!

ThoughtIKnewYa posted 9/3/2013 19:35 PM


JustDesserts posted 9/4/2013 07:47 AM

Stellar! And keep coming back.


lynnm1947 posted 9/4/2013 08:22 AM

Congratulations. When I read your story, I had hope for the our members who are suffering with their children's addictions.

painpaingoaway posted 9/4/2013 09:14 AM

Don't know how I missed this!

Good for you HFSSC! So proud of you.

And Lynnm, thanks for that.

metamorphisis posted 9/4/2013 09:19 AM

Wonderful HFSSC!!!!!!

Nothing beats authenticity, being present, and LIVING.

ajsmom posted 9/4/2013 09:20 AM

Good for you!



krazy8516 posted 9/4/2013 13:23 PM

So inspirational, congrats!

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