My life is pretty incredible today. It was not always like that. I recently passed a big milestone: 10 years of sobriety on January 25, 2015. I’m a wife. I’m a mom. I’m a business professional in the real estate industry. I decided to break my anonymity when I was asked to give a motivational speech in 2013. Making the decision to share my story was really scary. As a business coach, I know we are meant to do that which we fear. I recently posted a video on my personal Facebook wall declaring my 10 years and I’ve been overwhelmed with the response from family and friends, friends of friends, work associates and past clients. When I looked at my page the next day, I saw that the video had been viewed 2000 times. (Four days later, it’s at 4800 views on FB.) People asked if they could share my video with others. I decided to make it public, because by the grace of God, I lived to tell about what it was like, what happened and what life is like now in order to help others like me. If you are struggling or suffering, or you know someone who is, help is there. You are never alone.
Alcoholism effects at least 1 in 12 people in the United States. It is the Nation’s number one health problem. For more information, check out, https://ncadd.org/learn-about-alcohol/faqsfacts.
For the help that helped me, visit http://www.aa.org/.