I am a 34 year old woman who has been sober for almost four years. I’ve hit rock bottom, and overcome many obstacles during my journey to accept my true self. I’ve learned not to rely on alcohol during times of anxiety, but my path to sobriety has not been easy.
I’ve decided to share my personal battle with alcoholism in the hopes that eventually the stigma surrounding the disease (because yes, it is a disease) will come to an end. There are so many people suffering who do not come forward because they are ashamed and know they will be judged if they are honest about their battle with alcohol or drugs. I by no means think I am an expert in sobriety, but I know from personal experience, that resources like blogs and podcasts may have helped me sooner if I’d known they were available.