Jeff S.

Before getting sober my life was total chaos. I grew up near Vegas so we did everything hard and fast! I was trapped by the chains of alcohol and addiction. I was in a lifelong vicious cycle that I could not get out of. Day in and day out struggling just to get thru the day. Doctors had told me to quick drinking but I never listened! I tried to get sober many times nothing worked and I had given up for good. My health was failing me I was 100 lbs overweight and very sick.

On April 30th 2020 I was admitted to the hospital my body had finally given up. It was the day after my 46th birthday. The doctors told me if I ever drank again I would die! No amount of alcohol would ever be safe for me again. I was diagnosed with cirrhosis (liver disease), ascites and varices (which are related to my GI health) And now severe anemia. For the rest of my life (which will be short) I have to take gnarly meds and be mindful of everything I put in my body. I have been sober since those dark days in that hospital bed! And I wear a tattoo with that date to remind me how truly lucky I am!

My life now is a blessed life. I have lost 100 lbs and I only want good things for myself and others. Doctors tell me they do not know when my time will be up but until then I will live my life like there is no tomorrow!!! I have become the wife, mother and friend have always wanted to be. I will tell anyone who will listen about my sobriety! It’s not worth dying over some cheap beer and a crappy buzz! I have left my Demons Behind Me! I only wish I had done it sooner! Xo

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