Sober Story - Marina Draghicevic
My name is Marina Draghicevic, I am 57 years old and in the picture is my husband Manuel, we both live now in NJ.
I’m praying that we do not want to go back to our old life, I am totally happy with my freedom! In the other picture is my cat Benny💙#rescuecat…love him a lot. I was heavy smoker for 32 years and drinking a lot but I was functional. I never thought I was an alcoholic. I went to so many AA meetings in Rockland Couny, NY State. My parents are from Russia and Croatia but I was born in Caracas, Venezuela. In my house there was always vodka and wine on the table…nornal for Russian family. I am sober and non smoker since 01/10/2011, very soon I will be celebrating 8 years of sobriety and non smoking Yay!!!
Why I did stop? My pulmonary capacity was 46% and I almost could not breathe. So for me the drinking and smoking happened together, so, that day, 01/10/2011 I stopped both and that was very difficult. I changed my routines, my friends, environment. My husband quit at the same time also, to help me. Here we are, almost 8 years clean and the best time in my life! Now I know what it is to be free👊💪🏻🛐❤🙋🏼♀️
I see the World totally different now. A lot of old friends think I am weird, but I don’t let that bother me.