My name is natQc on the I am Sober App. I am a French Canadian 53 years old and I have been sober for 3.5 years after drinking for 30 years, except during my 2 pregnancies. I drank to forget, to numb and to manage my social anxiety.
We often hear that “connection is the opposite of addiction”. But what if illness, feelings, remnants of past hurts and unhealed parts prevent us from being able to trust people and make those connections?
My feelings aren't necessarily based on current facts but I have always felt like an outcast and I wanted to share about that solitude. Only now, after being sober for a while and building a solid foundation, do I feel I can deal with my most profound traumas.