Hello fellow Alcoholics. I am three months sober as of January 2nd of 2010. I am 47 yrs old and have struggled with alcoholism for many years. Only now have I made the conscious choice to begin a new life in recovery. I have, as many alcoholics have, lost almost everything due to my drinking and behaviors. I lost my wife, daughter, my job, drivers license, my home, family members who want nothing to do with me and ultimately my freedom by going to jail multiple times in the last three years.
But today I am living in a sober home, currently on house arrest from an incident last april, and am clearing the wreckage of my past. I am grateful that I have a sponsor, friends in recovery, parents who love and support me. They are active members of alanon. I am regaining the trust of my ex-wife so that I can see my 8 yr old daughter more. I used to be a compliance officer for a major investment banking firm and drank it all away. I also have a somewhat extensive criminal background stemming from living with a woman who is, to this day, a full blown alcholic. I recieved multiple domestic abuse charges and that ultimately became a felony. That is hard to accept but I have to in order to rebuild my life.
I would say to other alcoholics that may be suffering, please be kind to yourself, and quit today. for you mainly and also for your family, etc. I help others as much as I can to get out of myself. I enjoy that very much as its so fulfilling to see others pull out of the hell that is active addiction. May God bless you and always remember, even if you are not spiritual. take care