(Closed) Any other Bees here also in addiction recovery?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
1915 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

I have not experienced addiction myself, but my brother is a former heroin addict. We were always very close until his addiction made him someone I didn’t know anymore. He was able to beat his decade long addiction and will be 3 years clean in July. He met an amazing woman and they are expecting thier first child in July also. I never seen him as happy as he is now. 

I have seen the struggle and strength it takes to overcome this disease. My brother hates it when people say that they are ‘proud’ of him. He says there’s nothing to be proud of because he never should have had the problem to begin with. He prefers people to be happy for him and what he has accomplished. So to you I say that I am happy for you, and wish you continued strength and happiness. I wish your fiance strength in his recovery as well. I can’t tell you how great it is to have my brother back, I never thought I would see ‘him’ again. I’m sure the people you love feel the same way about you.

Post # 4
8471 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Totalkaos1983:  I’ve never had any experience with this, but I just wanted to congratulate you on your sobriety.  I wish you all the best and a very bright future 🙂

Post # 5
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013


Totalkaos1983:  I have not personally struggled with addiction, but have several family members who do, and have been in relationships with addicts as well. I just want to congratulate you on kicking a tough addiction and wish you the best!

Post # 6
554 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You are not alone here. I have been clean and sober since 1994. My husband since 1988. We had a beautiful sober wedding with all our sober friends and family. 

My first marriage, which lasted 25 years was spent mostly in our disease. I raised my 4 kids in the insanity. When I got sober everything changed. I started to get well, and my husband at the time didn’t like that.    

He didn’t want to give up his addictions. I stayed until I couldn’t do it any longer and then….I walked out the door.  

   I met the man I am married to now when I was in treatment. 20 years later we got married. 

Now I am someone’s princess, and I will live my happily ever after in a recovery based relationship, with a man who really loves me and respects my sobriety. YAY….



Post # 8
714 posts
Busy bee

Totalkaos1983:  All the best to you on your journey! 

Post # 9
127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Totalkaos1983:  I’m a recovering alcoholic! I have 4 and half years sober, and FI has a little over 14 years sober. Congrats on your clean time, and thank you for trusting us Bees with your story.

Post # 10
2170 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Mammy:  You’re not alone. I met my now husband at a rehab facility just over two years ago. We were both at the absolute lowest points in our respective lives, but somehow a miracle happened. We are both recovering alcoholics, still sober today and more happy than we ever thought possible for us during this life on Earth. 

Post # 11
9567 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2018

I am trying to recover from junk food addiction, while not the same as drug or alcohol addiction, it is still pretty powerful. I think seeing positive results from not having whatever it is you’re addicted to really helps. I have fallen off the wagon a few times, but know I can go without, despite the crazy withdrawal. I managed to lose 1.9kg (4lbs) in three days where I didn’t eat junk food except for social drinks (or in my case red bull and nibbles) and exercised 30 minutes a day. After that I have been wanting healthy food more, and junk food doesn’t taste quite so good as it used to, although when I didn’t exercise for a couple of days and ate lots of junk I put the weight back on, but I haven’t gained any more than that. So now I know I can do it and it is fairly easy to lose the weight.

It is a long journey, good on all of you for fighting your addictions and good luck with your journey to recovery!

Post # 12
464 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’ve been sober almost 4 years. Fi is sober as well. Keeping the guest list down was very hard because of all our friends in recovery. I never imagined I’d have such a beautiful and fulfilling life. 

Post # 13
1483 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Totalkaos1983:  I am not an addict. But my younger brother is currently in rehab for alcohol (and other drugs like acid and prescription pills, though his problem is mostly with alcohol). He’s really embracing the program – the first he’s been in – and we have high hopes that he can maintain his sobriety, though we know there is a possibility he might relapse. It is encouraging to hear that you and your FI have gotten your lives on track and are now happier than ever. It gives me even more hope to know that people can and have beaten this disease.

Post # 14
661 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Congrats on your new life! Very happy for you! I have been sober for over 3 years (also heroin) and my FI just celebrated 15 years! Our 2 1/2 year old has his formal autism eval next month and I related to a lot of other things in your story. 

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