7.25.11 – 5 Years Sober Today

Posted: July 25, 2011 in Keep It Simple

I’m very grateful to be sober today. It brings home to me how lucky I am when I see or hear about the people who die from this disease. It’s such a sad waste of life, especially for those of us who know that it is possible to get sober, no matter how hopeless it seems and low you go.

Obviously we are going to hear about people who are in the spotlight who die from this disease, such as Amy Winehouse. It is a sad waste of a life whenever anybody dies the way she did, whether they are found dead in a home that’s worth millions of dollars or dead in a gutter – the end result is still the same. Ms. Winehouse’s  addiction to alcohol and drugs have ultimately caused her death and yet people are leaving booze bottles at her house as a weird acknowledgement to who she was, yet the booze helped kill her! It’s a sad indication of how this disease is not taken seriously, if she had shot herself, would people be leaving guns on her shrine as an acknowledgement? Probably not, yet she drinks herself to death and people leave booze?

Alcohol kills, it does not discriminate, it kills famous people and it kills us ‘regular people.’ It needs to be taken seriously.

  1. Colin Hughes says:

    Well done Georgia, haven’t got yr email so I’ve sent you a card via Sam xx

  2. Jen says:

    Thank you for blogs like yours. I’ve been sober for four days now. It’s hard. I started writing about it. I just hope the cravings subside.

    • Georgia W. says:

      Congratulations to you too for getting sober! Keep it up, it is SO WORTH IT! Writing a journal is good, but getting out and around other people in recovery is better! Are you planning on going to meetings at all?
      All the best to you!

  3. Jen says:

    Oh and congrats! Hopefully in five years, I can write a post like this.

  4. Congrats on five years and (nearly) three months! And congrats to you as well, Jen! We wish you all the best in your physical and spiritual recovery! We will certainly be looking for your progress at your own blog!

  5. Keystone says:

    What a wonderful blog to post! Good for you and to all who are celebrating a sober life.

  6. sabrina@newlifethaifoundation.com says:

    I just happened to come across your blog and though it is late, and actually you would have 8 years now, I wanted to congratulate you for all the work you have done on your journey! I do a lot of 12 step work and it is always such a miracle to see people get sober and stay sober. May you have many more to come!

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