November of 2013 I had finally hit rock bottom, at 48 years old I was forced to move out of my home that I shared with my wife and her 3 children. I had to come to terms with the reality that I was a pain pill addict, spending hundreds upon hundreds of dollars a week to get my fix. Lying to my wife where the money was going and watching her juggling the bills that needed paid with the money we didn’t have anymore. I broke down and asked for help from a coworker who I knew was in recovery. He became my sponsor and my best friend, my marriage to my wife is the best it has ever been. 8+ years later I still attend meetings and I’m the secretary for my home group. My group of sober guys take yearly camping trips and we have the best time. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I could have so much fun being clean and sober. To all the newcomers, believe me when I tell you that it does get better, you just have to put in the work and trust in God.