I really appreciate your story. I’ve been trying to get sober now since 2010 and for about the last year I have been in and out of treatment. I admire that one day you just stopped, but unfortunately that’s not something I am capable of doing — I’ve tried over and over and over again. Reading your story does give me hope though. I also write a blog called “From Ashes I Rise” and can be found by URL, ChristopherKarl.com — that’s where I have decided to share my experiences of attempting a life in Recovery. Thanks again — keep up the great writing.