Good afternoon! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. This is a really interesteing way of looking at sobriety, but it is the truth. It is not just about quitting drinking, that was just the beginning. I had to learn to love myself and learn to live day in and day out without needing to drink. Today I can do that. Today I want to live without a drink. For me, in the end of my drinking days, my health had a lot to do with it, along with my family life, and job, and pretty much everything else. It was a process, it didn't happen overnight. There are days I still struggle with loving myself, but I don't want to drink over it. I have to think of how far I have come, and I play the tape all the way through. I think of all that I would lose if I were to take that first drink. It's not worth it to me, so I don't. Or I haven't yet. I just take it one day at a time, and worry about today. I don't want to just be sober, I want to live. And today I am living. I just happen to be sober, too. That's all I have for today. Have a great one!
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I'm Lauren. Get inside the head of a recovering alcoholic/ addict.