December 15, 2018, was my first day free from alcohol to this point. I've done many other drugs over the years but it was alcohol that held my attention the most. It's easy to get, widely accepted by society and as long as I hid it from my friends, family, and co-workers I thought I had it under control. The funny thing is that as much as I thought I hid it, I was usually only making it worse.
On January 23rd, 2015, my liver and kidneys shut down completely. I was hospitalized at the age of 36 of what's called renal failure.
One of my Doctors asked, "How long have you been an alcoholic?" The question was asked in such a real and deep, no-nonsense tone, I believe it was then I started my journey on the road to recovery.