I’ve struggled with alcoholism, mental health, and the vicious cycle for a long time. I think they go hand in hand. I’ve had a lot of opportunities fumbled because of it. Relationships failures and in and out of prison. I was powerless to alcohol and it made me into something that wasn’t really me. Once I started to drink, I couldn’t stop. I could not just have a few, and once I started, everything went out the window and the next drink was the only important thing. Lost jobs, friendships and much more took years of my life, until one day I decided I can’t do this or I was going to end up dead.
I have the most supportive girlfriend and my family life is the best it’s ever been, as well as friendships, a great job and I’m now living life to the fullest. I am the happiest I’ve ever been and have endless opportunities. This has made me stronger, and I think it’s important to embrace positives out of negative situations to show the power of change that is possible with the right will power and support. Change and recovery is for everyone and we can over come and become anything with grit and heart.