Good afternoon! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. In years past, I decided either to skip out, or leave early at a lot of family functions or holiday get togethers. My priority was getting that vodka, or whatever alcohol was closest to me, back in my system. Today, I enjoy celebrating holidays and special occasions. This past weekend, one of my brothers got married. It was a beautiful wedding. We all had a great time, and I had a great time sober. I also celebrated my 20 months sober the same day. It also, ironically, was located at a winery. I smelled wine a lot of the time, and it would bring back memories, but I knew I didn't want it, because I also remembered what I would do. I would get right back to where I was is a minute, and it would be over. It was fun watching all the drunk people by the end of the night though, and I knew how they would feel in the morning. I don't miss feeling like crap, I will tell you that! But I'm not judging, some people can drink, I just know I can't. So congrats to Phil & Mary! That's all I have for today! Have a great one!
I'm Lauren. Get inside the head of a recovering alcoholic/ addict.