Alcohol was always my thing. There were times when it was fun, and there were times when I thought it helped me manage life. But after almost three decades of drinking, I was trapped, riddled with anxiety, and depressed. It was so hard to accept that I had a problem, but somehow, I asked for help from a sober friend and my recovery journey began. I never believed it would be possible to be sober and to enjoy life, but I’m forever grateful I reached a point where I had no choice but to find out.
I’m coming up to three and a half years sober and I wouldn’t change it for the world. There’s so much I’ve learned and I’m passionate about sharing the journey of recovery with other people. I’m a husband and proud dad of two daughters (who now get the best of me), I’ve just finished a psychology undergrad, and I’m working in crisis counselling and alcohol support. I’m also ex-Corporate, with 15 years’ experience at one of the world’s biggest tech companies.