Sober NYE

So I have mentioned I am a recovering alcoholic. So New Years Eve is a big deal for those of us in sobriety. I am involved in a 12 step group and I have taken on the task of throwing a large New Years Eve party open to the sober public. This is my second time doing this.  I can tell you it is one of the most rewarding things I do.

One of my best friends helps me organize this event too. Me and her go way back like 10 years. She has jet black hair and wears a size 00. She is just as sarcastic as I am and we can laugh at just about anything. We used to be the biggest of drinking buddies. We dated a pair of brothers at the same time and so we became close and bonded with our love of vodka and cocaine. We both are sober today. Its really awesome that we can go from being gutter slime individuals to productive members of society and are now able to give back by throwing a party that will help other people who are looking for a safe sober place on this large drinking holiday.

New years used to be the perfect opportunity to get completely hammered and have it be socially acceptable. I drank like this everyday, but on holidays people don’t judge you as much. One year I went to this huge party at this guys parents house. His dad was an anesthesiologist so the house was HUGE. We drank champagne from solo cups and played cards all night. There must have been over 100 people there.

Next thing I know I was half naked laying on the bathroom floor. Someone had drawn dicks all over my body with sharpie. Yes, big ones, small ones, hairy ones. It was just another night of boozing for me. I came to in the am filled with regret and laying in a pile of my own vomit.

My drinking career was anything but glamorous.

I like to remember where I used to be because it makes me so very grateful for the life I have today. Now my night will be filled with milk and cookies, dancing to music, and being surrounded by sober friends. I have come a long way over the past 7 years. Happy Holidays

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