At 10 Years Sober

October 22, 2014 10:27 PM

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At 10 Years Sober

Today marks 10 years sober from alcohol and cocaine. It took one year of outpatient treatment and AA while my brain healed and regained its physical make-up before I could feel non-chemical joy again and the desire for chemical relief was at its most severe.

It took two years to understand and believe that alcoholism is not about a beverage, but along with addiction, is a hereditary physical and mental disease defined by the AMA, and not a moral and ethical failing.

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