12 Step Planet - Anna L. - My Past
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                                     "We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. "   Big Book

While I was active in my addiction, I did many things that I am not proud of. I would drink to try and forget about them. Today, I use those experiences I tried to forget as a recovery tool. When the thought of a drink comes to mind, I think about all the destruction I caused while drinking and how far I've come since then. Repairing the wreckage of my life as an alcoholic/addict has required a lot of hard work. It will take months if not years until my side of the street is clean & I have made my amends. Yes, it's hard work but I have found a true, inner peace through recovery and I'm willing to do what is necessary so I don't lose that today. I often think about how successful I was before my life spiraled out of control and I do miss the big condo, great job, etc and often wish I had that back. I need to remember that my life then was 'comfortable' but I was never truly happy. I was a drunk. I'm not looking back anymore, I don't want to be that person ever again. Recovery has changed my life. I love my life today. Anna L.