"I didn't use as an addict but as a man wanting to die. Addiction holds hands with death and using allowed me to dance in the devil's house without ever completely crossing that line." - S
Your story matters. Write it.
"My sobriety began the day my body stopped. At only 44 years old, I learned quickly the meaning of a progressive disease. My inner organs were now relying on alcohol to function, thus staying alive. It was 2008 and I was intervened by my family who flew from all over the country to attend. To say that I am blessed is more than the truth. I was scared, fragile, lonely and very sick. On that day, my mind was resisting the help, but my body was crying out to live. Everyday is a new birth for me." - Choice Within
"Can you imagine what the world would be like if we could not challenge someone to be better unless they were ready? A refusal of sobriety is not necessarily a refusal of help but rather a refusal to see anything more than their fear will allow." - C
"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - every day begins the task anew.” - A