While walking my sweet dog Ollie today, a memory of an exercise I did during the first weeks of sobriety came flooding in. It was such a strong memory, I could feel cigarette smoke in my throat.
From November 11 to November 26, 2007 I spent my days at a government day treatment program. Here I learned about addiction. They asked our group to write down the amount of liquor drank on a daily basis and calculate the monthly amount of money spent.
I was so shocked to learn I spend over $1,000.00 a month in secret!
This $1,000 did not include when my husband and I went out for dinners, to friends parties, had people in to our home, Saturday afternoon cocktails at the neighbors and in our local pubs.
Frequently I speak with people who are wishing to make changes in their lives and to create a new lifestyle for themselves and they're families. Some see the value in getting sober and creating a new lifestyle and some don't. I was willing to spend whatever it would take to get sober and stay sober!
What value do you put on your transformation from addiction to recovery?
Is today the day you decide you're worth saving?