17 Years

17 Year Chip17 Years
Or
6210 days ODAAT
149,040 hours
8,942,400 minutes
536,544,000 seconds

Celebrated with chocolate cake and medals

Teetotallers on rise in the UK as one in five don’t drink | Society | The Guardian

Teetotallers on rise in the UK as one in five don’t drink | Society | The Guardian.

Office for National Statistics finds 21% of adults do not consume alcohol at all

Not as unusual as I once thought it was not to partake.

Young People AA Video

A great example of AA-GB conference working at it’s best.

Starting with a question from a member of the fellowship, was responded to and voted on by conference tasking the Board to look at what AA can do to encourage younger people to seek help.

One of the things the Board came up with was this video

Alcohol and Me, A Message for Young People

The Science of Nicotine Addiction | The Fix

Still not given up my  Nicotine addiction, just switched to less harmful sources than Cigarettes.

 

The Science of Nicotine Addiction | The Fix.

 

 

‘Sobriety tags’ to be worn by offenders of alcohol-linked crime in pilot scheme

‘Sobriety tags’ to be worn by offenders of alcohol-linked crime in pilot scheme

http://gu.com/p/4vcg3

15 Years Sober

This blog/site has long since become a place to drop any articles or songs that pique my interest related to recovery or addiction, or as often, my photography along with http://hexagoneye.com/ or my experiments with baking bread or cakes.

I still get the urge to do a traditional blog post on my sobriety anniversary although I don’t feel the need to post most day to day aspects of recovery or life in AA these days.

I still do my AA meetings, I still do service in AA which allows me to meet fantastic people in recovery all over the country, I am blessed with many members of the fellowship of AA in my life.

Life is remarkably good these days, sobriety has allowed me to not just survive beyond 24, but live through my 20’s and 30’s. I have had the opportunity to travel have a career, fall in love and get married to my wonderful wife. Learn to be a Dad to two fantastic Daughters.

When I landed in my first meeting, bussed out from a rehab, I just wanted to stop feeling shitty and miserable every day. I still hadn’t words for the paranoia, guilt and shame that was my daily existence.

15 Birthday Card

15 Birthday Cards

15 years app

Coming clean: the photo diary of a heroin addict

Coming clean: the photo diary of a heroin addict

http://gu.com/p/3zmqy

England’s poorest spend £13bn on gambling machines

England’s poorest spend £13bn on gambling machines

http://gu.com/p/3n75f