Good morning! My name is Lauren and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. One year ago today, I got into a car accident. My car flipped on its side and ran into a house. I don't remember anything. I wasn't drinking yet, it was 5:00 am. I was on my way to work. Last thing I remember was leaving the gas station. Next thing I remember is waking up and seeing house numbers. I had run into a house. My car was on it's side. There was at least 6 inches of snow on the ground, and a windchill of -20. I was stuck in my car for 45 minutes. They had to cut the roof of my car to get me out, because my seat belt was stuck. I was freaking out, I just wanted out. I just wanted to go home. But they had to take me to the hospital. It was terrible, I was so scared. My addict mind, just wanted to go home and drink. To forget this ever happened. But that accident saved my life. That was my wake up call. Two weeks later is when I went to rehab. That accident was the best thing that could have happened to me at that time in my life. I can't believe it's been a year. So much has changed in my life. So much good, I'm sober, happy, and loving life, not taking anything for granted. It could be taken away in an instant. Sometimes accidents happen, but something so wonderful can come from it. That's all for today! Have a great one!
I'm Lauren. Get inside the head of a recovering alcoholic/ addict.