OK, so I am also a recovering alcoholic & addict, Alcohol was my drug of choice, for many years. I am currently a bit over 8 years sober and clean. I got started because at a young age my orthopedic doctor decided that giving a teenager with knee problems Vicadin was a good thing, turns out it was. That led to stronger drugs like Oxy. Pain meds had the opposite affect on me they should have had, it was more like speed to me, that is where the alcohol came in, I used it to bring me down and get me level. I was completely functional because I knew how much of each I needed all the time to stay even. Taking one of those things away made it a lot harder to stay even, booze was just bad. I finally decided to stop altogether once I had one too many black outs where I couldn’t remember anything.

So today, more than 8 years sober and clean and I find that I am just using other things to replace what I used to be addicted to, it is a common thing amongst us addicts to do just that. I have recognized it and now have to do something about it. Which I am doing or started to do. It really is something simple, I just have to stop buying sh*t which I really don’t need, or so I would assume it should be easy. So far so good, I can say. I think at some point in the near future I am going to have to start going back to meetings, as I haven’t been to one of those in a very long time, it might be helpful to be around more people who are well like me.

Well that is all for now, till later. I am going to try and start getting in the habit of posting something every single day, that isn’t easy for me at times but it is also something I need to start doing and I am going to do my best to do just that. Need to work towards monetizing this blog in some way because I need to earn some extra money to pay off debt, and get ahead of it. This is just part of it, also offering my services through Fiverr for doing review and editing of peoples work.

– The Madman


Author: thewritingmadman

Well I am a budding writer, or so I am trying to be, getting started has been quite difficult due to having to complete school, but at this point I am nearly done with that and will now have some more time to focus on getting this off the ground. I am originally from New Jersey but now reside in Delaware, have been here now for 6 years and counting. I work full-time as a federal gov't contractor doing Technical Publications Management, it's boring, but it pays the bills.

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