Keep Coming Back: AA Speaker Meetings

vol 48. Sobriety Date 9/29/1996 (Heather)

April 08, 2021 Tara / Heather
Keep Coming Back: AA Speaker Meetings
vol 48. Sobriety Date 9/29/1996 (Heather)
Show Notes

Heather shares her Experience, Strength and Hope which she describes as a Jerry Springer episode. If you’re interested in knowing how a life of complete drama, partying, pain, drugs and alcohol can turn into freedom, peace and serenity, this is the story for you.

Heather grew up in the 70’s in a big party family, the youngest of 5 with her 1st drunk at only 2 years old. It didn’t take long before she was into cutting, cough syrup and anything else that would help her feel ok in her own skin. This eventually led Heather to writing a suicide note and trading her dad’s gun for enough drugs to end it all.

After her overdose, Heather says “god” stepped in. And instead of using again, she decided to be completely honest about everything, and found her way into the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous, for good.

Heather now shares a sobriety date with her father’s birthday, loves the freedom the steps have given her and finds complete joy in being herself in any situation. My favorite part is when Heather learns, while sober, that her grandfather died with 42 years of sobriety.

Quotes
“I turned into that mom that I didn’t want to be. The mom that’s waking up and drinking and using. It’s just the misery of doing drugs and alcohol when you don’t want to—being that person you don’t want to be.”  

“I don’t know what the magic is that’s keeping me sober, what I do know is I don’t stop doing any of it.”