3 years ago yesterday I decided to get sober. I didn't do it for me, I did it for my brother, because I didn't want him to loose his little sister. I learned I had to do it for myself otherwise it wouldn't last. Most days I do it for me, but some days I want to give up, luckily I have so many amazing people in my life, I never have to look far for motivation to keep fighting. I wish the love and support I have, to everyone struggling. I hope one day the view of addiction changes. The shame is what keeps us sick. Getting sober is the hardest thing I've ever done, staying sober can be just as hard, but nothing compares to what it has taught me, and how it has changed and saved my life. Each year gets better.