In this episode, I shared some of my vulnerable experiences and deep thoughts regarding my journey through many years of alcohol and drug addiction as well as my 25 years of sobriety.
This post was sparked by a comment that I received on a recent social media post, where I was expressing gratitude for my 25 year sobriety date.
Most of the comments I received on that post (there were hundreds) we uplifting and positive, and many were from people who were starting out on their own sobriety journey who were very grateful because the post gave them hope that it’s possible for them to succeed on this journey as well.
However, one of the posts was from a man who was telling me that it’s time for me to stop sharing my sobriety journey publicly.
So I replied, “Why is that?”
And his response was:
“It’s not good to focus on what you don’t want… For example, do you still keep track of other behaviors that don’t support you? Do you count how long it’s been since you last pooped your pants? Or wet the bed?”
This got me thinking… I thought to myself,
“Should I stop talking about it?”
And my intuition immediately responded- ABSOLUTELY NOT.
There are too many people in the world who need encouragement on their journey.
I actually read a statistic today that said that only 2% of addicts succeed at getting sober… and the majority of the rest end up dying from their addictions.
So, if I can help anyone- even one person- see that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, that’s what I’m here to do.
That negative comment is what inspired this episode today.
And, as I went to record it, I realized that although I make a small gratitude post about my sobriety date each year, I’ve never really shared my deep feelings or experiences about my journey… so you will get all of that here.
Even if you are not an addict at all… I believe that this episode might help to shed some light on what those of us that have struggled with these demons go through, to give you a new perspective about it.
And if you are on a sobriety journey yourself or considering starting out on one, I’m hopeful that this might help encourage you and to remind you how important it is to celebrate every step of your journey, forever.
Thank you to the gentleman who left me the comment that challenged me. Who knows… your comment may end up being responsible for saving someone’s life. Thank you.
And for anyone struggling with the demons of alcohol and drug addiction, I love you and I believe in you, and if I can help in any way, please let me know.
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