My name is Keith and this October I will be seven years sober. My life before recovery consisted of me drinking all night and trying to have enough alcohol to last me until the liquor store opened at 8 a.m. the next morning. The turning point for my addiction was when I started hearing the voice of my deceased brother who committed suicide several years before.
During the time I’ve been sober, I have coached our local high school basketball team for five years, I have been on the village council for two terms, village corporation board for one term and on the local church board for two terms. Life has been so fulfilling since I’ve decided to walk away from my addiction. It literally happened overnight. My faith in Jesus Christ has transformed my life. I reflect on what my life was as an addict and what it is now that I’m sober and I feel like I’m looking at two different people.