Day 45: This is me in my early 20s and a stark reminder of why I’m doing this.... My responsibilities were far and few between and as I got older, the bender which began in 2008 when I discovered amphetamines, would begin to take its toll on me. I had always lived for the moment and had never considered my future. .
It didn’t wind down until late 2014, when I met my wife. This is when my alcoholism went into overdrive.
The photo in the top left is the only one showing me not holding a drink, however, this was when I was most off my nut, as it were.
I kicked the powders by using alcohol as my crutch and it all caught up with me... I gained a tonne of weight and synthetically aged my internal body to that of a pensioner. I’ve had 2 #sober streaks before but on September 29th, I woke up after being unintentionally #blackout #drunk , not remembering much of the night before, other than that we were celebrating my father in laws birthday. It felt as if every #hangover I ever had, had returned and I said ‘never again’, for the last time. .
Life is too precious, take back control and choose clarity.
#sober #sobernovember #sobernovemberchallenge #alcoholawarenessmonth #alcoholawareness #recoveryispossible #lcchoosingclarity #chooseclarity - 3 months ago