Hi, I'm Z and I am an alcoholic. I have managed, 24 hours at a time, to string together twelve years of sobriety, ironically enough, via a Twelve Step program. Due to increasing religiosity at the evening meeting I used to attend, and chastisement at work for attending meetings during my lunch hour, I have not attended a meeting in a few years. (some life changes looming might soon change that for me).
I sympathize with addicts of all kinds. My sobriety tends to be its healthiest when I frequently exchange experience, strength, and hope with other drinkers, So, I hope any lurkers eventually feel comfortable enough to share or ask questions, here.
My sobriety is the gift of life for me. It was horribly difficult at first and I could never have imagined that living would ever become fun again, but it has. The excruciating work to get clean was more than worth it.