My story starts when I was 13 years old and had my first drink of beer. As I got older, I went to drinking more and more, so when I turned 35, I was drinking day and night. My only words were, “It makes me feel good and relaxed.” Boy, was I wrong. I wasn’t a mean drinker. I was just hurting myself inside and out.

In 2007, I had a heart attack and my girlfriend said I would die, but the Lord wasn’t ready for me yet. Now I am 5 1/2 years clean thanks to my God!

In 2012, I went to Anuvia [to clear up some old legal issues] and participated in a four-month class. All the time there, I learned things I didn’t know. The people there took their time to show how to stay on the right path because a person can slip at any time.

For those who are still drinking and drugging, life is too short to waste, so please do yourself a favor. STOP! Go to meetings, get a sponsor and remember always that you must not use. I hope this letter can reach out and touch someone.

P.S. oh yeah, thanks Anuvia – I miss you guys.

Take care,