Four Hard Truths That Keep Me Sober
Confronting the reality of addiction.
When I was about nine months sober, I had one of the worst weeks of my life. My job as a new attorney at a public defender’s office was driving me crazy. My relationship was falling apart. I could barely sleep and reached a peak of anxiety and depression.
During that week, I was closer than ever to relapsing. I questioned why I should bother to stay sober when my life was going terribly anyway.
Over five years later, I can still vividly remember the constant cravings that I felt back then. I wanted so badly to just give up on sobriety and return to my life as a drunk. Instead, I reached out to a fellow recovering alcoholic and received a reminder that kept me going:
Alcohol Won’t Solve A Single One of These Problems.
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