Sober Story - Kelly Berry-Petrie
My name is Kelly and I am from Wasaga Beach Ontario Canada. I have been sober since May 2009.
My addiction/problem was binge drinking. I blackout ranged from my past of abuse I’ve seen and had since I was 4 yrs old, now I’m 48. My childhood was filled with alcohol and emotional abuse and abandonment issues from my mother. My father was, is an abusive husband and has been married 5xs. Still drinks today. I have 2 adult children and 2 adult step children have been married to a wonderful man now for 5 years.
Tips for others would be to not hide behind the bottle. Get help from people who are truly there for you. Address your demons…soberly.
Struggles I had were low self esteem, paranoia, shame, loneliness etc…triumphs…oh gosh so many…I’m sober…I’m happy and know my true self.