What Would You Tell The Addicted You?

There’s this guy in group that shared about his nephews’ drinking problem. The mother said, “He’s out of my house for good…after I get back from my vacation.” We had fifteen people this morning, everyone sober to my knowledge. All walks, age, gender and race. However no one, not even me could give a direct…

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…just let it sink in!

So I made it out to Austin, Texas today. I was promoted at work and my new job has me visiting different locations in the South Texas area. While I was here, I set up a meeting to introduce myself to my new boss. I was walking into the restaurant we choose to meet at,…

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The Essentials of Early Sobriety

By Rose Lockinger The choice to get sober can be the most frightening decision an alcoholic makes. There are so many unknowns and the fear of withdrawal is enough to keep many alcoholics in bondage long after they need to be. I know it was like that for me. I was petrified to get sober.…

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My goal today is to stay sober.

You know its funny, the more I say I am going to blog more the less I do. I guess a part of that is everyday I add to my sobriety is a day that opportunities present themselves in my life. But you know the crazy part is, the longer I stay sober, the easier…

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What’s your life lesson today???????

So this morning while on my paper route, this kid, maybe a young teenager, asked me to borrow my phone outside a gas station. I told him sure, make it quick, Im working. As soon as I hand him my Iphone, my mind starts racing. Where’s his phone, everyone has a phone these days, my…

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“I’m not going to lie…”

The homeless-old man ask me if I could spare some change. “I’m not going to lie, I’m going to buy a beer with it,” he said proudly. In a way, I respected that, and in a way, I was jealous. Drinking first thing in the morning use to be a trait of mine. I pulled…

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What I do, when I feel like using and drinking.

AAAHHHHH! Today is one of those days that I don’t need an excuse to drink or use. Today is one of those days when I don’t feel like calling my sponsor or going to a meeting. Today is one of those days that I could easily throw over nine months of sobriety away along with…

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What’s Really On My Mind? – Moving Back

In a few days my wife and I will be moving back in together after nineteen months of separation. And YES I am nervous! Going up in front of the judge nervous. Our house has been rented out for the past year and a half to her sister. Last weekend her family and I moved…

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Six months

I hit six months Saturday. So much has changed since a year ago. I started my recovery last July, relapsed in December, and now clean for six months. It has been my experience that it is hard work living sober, on a daily basis. I was not the person I am today. The person who…

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