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My Life of Being Sober and Drug Free

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My Life of Being Sober and Drug Free

I began struggling with my addictions during my young teen-age years. My addictions became worse after I graduated from high school. At the age of 18, I started having family struggles and attempted sucide on my 19th birthday. Thanks to my twin sister; she intervened on the suicide attempt and I was not successful. On September 23, 1986, I attended my first A.A./N.A. meeting. I found me a sponsor and have worked the 12 steps of the program and managed to stay sober and drug free for the past 26 1/2 years only through the GRACE OF GOD and living one day at a time. My choices of drinking and drugging throughout my high school career caused me to halter my college career; however, my recovery allowed me to regain my integrity and I managed to attain my college degree in May 2005. I was so proud of myself on that day. I never gave up on my dream of being the first child in my family to attain a college degree and I accomplished my goal at 38 years old with three children, married, and a full time job. Today, I'm a full time medical instructor with an EMT certification and totally enjoy my life living one day at a time totally happy and free. Living sober is a personal choice. I've been sober and drug free since the age of 19 (I'm 45, now) and was determined to live my life sober and drug free. Make the decision and choose to live a life fo sanity. It really does work...Try it!!!!


This Story of Hope was created in celebration of recovery and to let families know that there are pathways to hope and healing. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families who are struggling with their son or daughter's substance use. Please consider sharing this page so that families know where to turn to for help, and that there is always hope.

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1. Julie
Congratulations on 28 years!
2. Wallace
Your resolve turned your addiction. So now I can see that life and living are the new high. Continue your resolve. You found you.