I stay sober because I do not want to lose the time I spend with my wife, my kids, my grandkids and my friends.
I stay sober because I want to walk down the main streets of the city with my head held high.
I stay sober because I want to be invited to family gatherings, surrounded by those loved ones that mean so much to me.
I stay sober because I want to stay healthy – physically, emotionally and spiritually.
I stay sober because I don’t want to have the weight of anger and resentments on my shoulders.
I stay sober because I do not ever want to go back into the black hole of depression that often accompanied my addiction.
I stay sober mainly because I want to keep the feelings of happiness and serenity, and most importantly, I want to keep the dignity that has come with recovery.