Thanks for sharing this, and so glad you have found your path. I remain clean of pills, but did end up drinking last night. I do not consider myself an alcoholic, but instead a person who struggles with addiction and alcohol has been problematic at certain times in my life, especially the past year. So, I'd been hoping to not drink at all, but I didn't make it through NYE sober. My hope is that it will simply be the way I exited 2020 and I'm hoping 2021 will be totally substance free!
Girrrl! Congratulations on your 7!!! That is freaking amazing. I'm right behind you at 6 years and 7 mos. Remember counting days on this site? Whew. Rough times. Anyway, I'm glad I opened the email from Medhelp, ha ha and saw that it was your special day. Bummer about this site hanging on by a thread. Hopefully it will change.
To Mayberry: I'm in AA and guess what my drug of choice is? Opiates! And I barely touched alcohol (because it would ruin my high, Hellllloooooo!) Like Motye wrote, the substance is irrelevant, we use anything to escape from our reality. My old sponsor used to say to me, "Your alcohol was in a little white pill." It's ALL the same. We don't have a drinking problem, we have a thinking problem.
Congrats again, Motye!!
Im always late to the party!! Congrats on those 7 yrs!! Seems like yesterday. Time seems to be going by so fast now~