Sober since April 6, 2006


Thursday, April 13, 2006

About This Blog

Blog Purpose

This blog was started in December 2005, when I was still actively drinking. I was drinking extremely heavily during that time and feeling that life wasn't worth living.

Since then, I have become a member of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). What is AA?

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from alcoholism.

The purpose of this blog is to share my experience, strength, and hope with others who have problems with alcohol. This is just a personal journal -- it is not officially recognized or endorsed by AA. I simply share my daily thoughts, concerns, and inspiration in these blog entries.

Over time, perhaps this blog can illustrate a personal transformation that may bring others hope.

Need Help?

If you think you may have a problem with alcoholism, you probably do -- but only you can make that diagnosis for yourself. Take a visit to the official website of [Alcoholics Anonymous]. From there, you can take a simple [quiz] to help you decide if you need help, learn more about AA, read the [Big Book], connect to [your local AA office], and find meetings in your area. ([Click here] for more information.)

For anyone struggling, there IS hope -- and you will find when you look in the right places.

About the Author

My alcoholic drinking started in March 2004 and progressed at an alarming rate. I knew that I had a problem with alcohol after only a few months of drinking, but I could not stop. I soon became a daily "all-day/all-night" drinker, drinking continuously. I finally got help after reaching a point of desperation in January 2006.

I hope that by sharing my struggles here, it might help others who also struggle. So never feel bad or ashamed of yourself if you have a problem with alcohol. It does not mean that you are a "bad" or "weak" person. Instead, facing up to it indicates otherwise.


Comments are welcome and encouraged. Feel free to comment on any blog entry. To make overall comments about the blog itself, please comment in the Guestbook. Comments can be made anonymously. No account is necessary. Abusive comments will be deleted. Spam/advertising comments will also be deleted.

Intellectual Property

Most entries have been written by myself. Those entries, in part or in full, may be shared anywhere and in any way. No credit is necessary.

A few entries have been written by other people. In such entries, the correct author is clearly indicated in the title, or the website where the article was found is indicated in the footer. Although great lengths are taken to ensure the appropriate crediting of original works, it is sometimes impossible to determine the original author. Should any original author see his or her work posted here and wish it to be removed or re-credited, please post a comment in this entry for prompt resolution.

Technical Info

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Regarding the overall design of this blog, I started with the Blogger template "Tic Tac Blue", then made minor customizations from there. I test everything with Firefox and Internet Explorer 7. So I have no idea if this blog fails to load correctly in other browsers.

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Thanks for visiting!


Anonymous said...

I happened upon your site this evening, while doing a search for "daily reprieve" as a little 11th Step homework for an upcoming "Mens Workshop". I only want to say "Stay With It!" Participate in meetings, get a sponsor or many, work the steps as if your life depended on them, cause it does, and the miracles will happen and you will find the peace that passath understanding.
Keep up the good work.
Congradulations on your progress.
God Bless You.

15 years clean and sober, one day at a time!

tkdjunkie said...

Thank you very much for leaving such a nice comment, Scott :)

Congratulations on your sobriety, and good luck to you!

Motorcycle Mike - Sober Biker said...

If my math is right, you are coming up on a year's sobriety. Ain't that a miracle?

Keep coming back...

Anonymous said...

I only want to say "Stay With It!" Participate in meetings, get a sponsor or many, work the steps as if your life depended on them, cause it does, and the miracles will happen and you will find the peace that passath understanding.

Suffering from an addiction. This website has a lot of great resources and treatment centers.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say thanks! Your collection of writings are quite impressive. I have aquired quite the collection of mediation books over the last 25 years but your blog will add a new dimension to my readings and perspective of sobriety and life on life's terms!

Becca said...


I just foud your blog and it reminded me of just how much god works in my life. I'm 20 years old and have almost 3 months of sobriety after 8 years of using and drinking. I'm currently tapering off suboxone at a slow rate but I think it really hit me tonight with feelings af despair, and emptiness, and sadness. Just reading your (very elegantly written) blog has brought me back to a space of hope that's things will get better and with the help of god and the steps I will go on to live a fulfilling life. I'm glad to have found another positive outlet that is your journal.