Sobriety Came with Responsibilities
How I Quit Alcohol Overnight After a 20 Year Bender...
I drank alcohol before I was ten and remember binging it at 13.
Then, I entered the all-too-common cycle of binge drinking, recovering, and doing it again until I was 33 years old…
I gave 20 years of my life to a destructive, addictive, cancer-causing depressant.
Then, literally at midnight, as we headed into July 7th, 2020, I gave up the sauce and haven’t had a drop since.
The man takes a drink; then the drink takes the man; in this story, he takes his life back.
For those doing the math, that’s 3 Years and 2 months as of today.
Below, I’m going to address four major challenges I had to overcome to attain “permanent sobriety”, making this last time, the last time I quit.
Since getting sober, I no longer get to run to the bottle to gain liquid courage or drown my sorrows; I have to face it all like a man, no dulling of the pain or intensity. Over these three years, I’ve learned to do all of that without the assistance of a drink, and I’m cool with it.
Living alcohol-free has made me better in so many other areas because I’m able to face that which I once ran from, and I learned how to handle the big emotions in life.
Sobriety allowed me to reach the next level, and it’s that level I want to talk about today...
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