"I’m telling my story to show others there is hope and not to be ashamed of yourself."
"I just celebrated twenty-nine years of being sober."
"There were many twists and turns in my journey over the past fifteen years that were not pleasant or easy."
"The past five years I have refused to do anything less than make myself better."
"Honesty, openness, and accountability have become essential tools in my recovery toolbox."
"I must be willing to surrender my will, be honest, and open-minded if I want to maintain my sobriety."
"If you really want to quit I would seek the help of a good counselor and other people in recovery."
"Those minutes became hours, which became days, weeks, months, and now, two years one month and 20 days later, I’m clean and sober."
"I have kept my tools of sobriety always at hand and try to pass along my experience, strength, and hope to the next person in need."
"It’s easy to get clean, the fight of your life is to stay clean."