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17 years clean and sober

A lot of the stories I read on here are inspirational and good.  Happy to know that people realize at a young age the dangers of addiction and do something about it. I started smoking weed when I was 12, it quickly led me to bigger and more dangerous drugs and through it all my alcohol addiction stayed with me to the bitter end.  After 25 years of serious addiction, broken marriages, lost jobs and eventually ending up homeless on the streets of Las Vegas I was finally able to surrender and find sobriety.  I have been clean and sober now for 17 years this June.  My life is still not easy but 1000 times better.  I am happily married have a great job live in a nice home in a nice area.  I was looking at doing serious time in prison for being a meth cook before I finally woke up and did what was necessary to change my life.  The clean and sober life is the only way to go.  I have watched several of the friends I used to party with pass away over the years from the addictions they were unable to shake free of.  I hope that my story will help some of those still suffering and let them see that it is possible to get out.  I was as bad as you can get and now live a totally different and happy life.

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Categories: Alcohol, Loss, Jail, Marijuana

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