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Working It Out To Stay Sober

Hi, my name is Antonio H. and sober date of 4/26/2017, alcohol was my D.O.C.  Before The Watershed I thought that I was a functional drinker. I would go to work, come home, cook and clean, make sure the house was ok and just drink until I would fall asleep, and do it all over again. When the weekends would come around I would just go on a binge that was out of control. My fiancée called off the wedding because of my terrible drinking, I was just out of control, hopeless, and then even tried killing myself. I knew that I needed a change not only for myself but for my family as well, so I called The Watershed. On the way here I didn’t think about quitting drinking I thought I was going to learn how to manage my drinking. When I got there, it was totally different. Once I opened my mind to everything, my thoughts were different as well. I pushed myself to the limit learning all that I could learn. I began to meet other like myself and felt loved once again. I became part of the peer committee, loved doing service work, listening to others, and telling my story. When I went over to PHP, I only had in my mind that I was only going to do one day but then that changed. I realized that I should take it one day at a time and learn all that I can. After that I ended up completing IOP 7. After leaving, I was faced with reality at the airport. Liquor everywhere with two flights just to back home. Landing the first flight was easy until I was going to my second and missed it. I could have gotten pissed off but I didn’t. I remained calm, prayed and stayed busy. Returning home was going to be difficult because I was moving out the house. But that didn’t happen. One of my prayers came true. Me and my fiancée worked things out and got back together. I have been attending meetings, praying, and reading every day. The saying, “faith without works is dead” is so true. Lastly there is hope for a change if you really want it. Like I always said in there, “It’s Grind Time”! Grind hard like you never grinded before. Grind hard like you use to do for that drink or drug. Now grind hard for you staying sober because it’s much worth it in the long term. Thanks a lot.

Antonio H., Clean & Sober since 04/26/2017