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A Step 1 Reminder - Powerless and Unmanageable: moving out of home

The next chapter of my drinking history starts after I turned 18 in 2003. I promptly got a part time job in an off-licence and moved out of my parents into a flat in a nearby town with a school friend. 1,181 more words

Bad Behaviours

Taking on Distraction & Changing Habits: Quest Progress & Update

So, changing habits is harder than I thought it would be and this challenge is exactly just that; a big mothef*cker of a challenge.  But, that’s okay because that was the purpose of it.  1,263 more words

Before You Judge Me

Today, I celebrate 3 years living in recovery! There was a time, not too long ago, that I didn’t think I would survive another 3 years, so this milestone is an incredible accomplishment for a once hopeless addict like myself. 1,645 more words

Addiction

Goodbye, my friend...

Have you encountered a person who entered your life at the right time, who helped you when you needed it most and made a major impact on you? 600 more words

Friends

Daily check in

Still on top of the dirt, mood is positive and stable, little bit of anxiety about my legal stuff, but having a lawyer now helps alot, no more feeling like I’m getting bullied and talked down too. 175 more words

It all happened so fast

I’ll bet alot of you, at least the ones that don’t know me, are curious as to my story. there’s alot I can’t talk about right now, but here’s the cliff’s notes. 988 more words

Recovery

Today is October 16, 2017. I am alive and well.

The coffee was so strong it snarled as it lurched out of the pot.  Betty MacDonald

That is how I like my coffee; strong Recently though, as of a week ago, I have decided to let go of coffee. 341 more words