Welcome to Addiction Recovery!
Hope and Inspiration for Recovery...
This is the first of many blogs about addiction recovery. My drinking career started when I was twelve years old and lasted sixteen, long, suffering years. When I turned twenty-eight, I was "sick and tired" of being "sick and tired" and decided to surrender to the disease of alcoholism. Achieving sobriety, one day at a time, was my goal and with a lot of support from fellow recovering alcoholics and sponsors, I was able to succeed. I learned, from others, that there was a better way of life in sobriety and I truly wanted that.
There is so much information that I would like to impart to newcomers and those that are currently in recovery but are struggling to stay sober. My daughter, Lisa, was also afflicted with addiction at an early age. When she was seventeen she went to a sober living facility in Louisiana and enjoyed sobriety for three years. Unfortunately, when she turned twenty-one, Lisa thought she could drink and use differently. This I refer to as the "greatest myth" we face as recovering addicts or alcoholics. This misconception leads us into insanity....doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
Her story and book can be located at www.lisaslight.com . My purpose in writing this blog and her book, "Lisa's Light" is to provide insight and hope for those wishing recovery. Addiction is treatable but not curable. My sincere purpose is to help others who want to stay on a sober path. My experience, strength and hope will convey the struggles and triumphs we all face in recovery.
As always, comments and suggestions are always welcome. This is a constant "work in progress"...one that we can take together, a day at a time.