This is my very first post on this blog. I started this in another form last week but I didn’t like that it was linked to friends that could be reading it. I am writing on here for my own benefit as I journey through my recovery from addiction and some pretty astounding character defects.
First a little about myself. My name is Brendan L and I am in recovery from addiction to alcohol and sleep aids. I suffer from pretty high anxiety and co-dependency. I am a married 41-year-old with no kids and I have a pretty good career doing IT for a government agency. About 10 months ago I entered a treatment facility in Toronto to help me get control back in my life. I learned a lot of things about myself there. I learned that I have a tendency to be a people pleaser and that I am a codependent. I learned that a 12-step program is the best thing that I have ever entered to save my life (in more ways than one). I have been sober for almost 10 months at this point. I have a home group and a sponsor and I am active in my home group. I have been spending most of my time in recovery doing recovery things. I do a lot of reading and go to a lot of meetings. I guess that’s enough of an intro without getting too much into my childhood and or the past. Maybe I will expand on that later.