8 months sober

Another month down. Another milestone for me. 8 months since I’ve had a drink. 8 long, but at the same time, short months. I can honestly say I no longer crave it. I no longer want it. I no longer miss it. I’m happier than I’ve been in years, I wake up hang over free, I don’t make stupid decisions (at least not alcohol induced ones, LOL). I’m still surrounded by alcohol every single day, I even have begun to pour some without having the urge to drink it myself. I’m proud of my strength and willpower. Thank you to all my Tumblr supporters. I’m encouraged by all of you on a daily basis. A lot of you have been here from the beginning of my journey and some of you have joined me along the way. You are all so special to me. If you’re out there reading this and struggling with your own addictions I’m here for you. It may seem impossible but I promise you it isnt. One day at a time.

After the hell my brain has put me through the last few weeks, I’m surprised I made it to 8 months. I know I couldn’t have done it without my friends, family, and all of y'all on here that have gone out of your way to have my back. Thank you for showing your support, offering to listen and not giving up on me. It means more to me than y'all will ever know.

Today, four years ago, I shot up for the first time. When people tell you not to ever even try hardcore drugs, don’t brush them off. Do not try them. One time can ruin your entire life, I promise you. That crave will ALWAYS be there. One hit can get you hooked and fuck up the rest of your life. You’ll never be the same.

My name is Nicole, and I am a recovering drug addict. I am 8 months and 10 days sober.