RADICAL ACCEPTANCE: LISA'S PATH TO SOBRIETY
My favorite part of sobriety this time around is that I found the inner peace within myself and I’m happy being me today.
We thank Lisa for sharing her inspiring story during National Recovery Month. Her honest account adds to our blog series, each focusing on one person's journey. Sobriety is different for everyone and every experience is respected.
Our own family member struggled with addiction so it’s meaningful to share these stories. This person gave the blog its name with the quote below explaining what sobriety means to her. These experiences motivate us to donate natural body care to those in recovery from addiction. -Cindy, Founder of H. Honeycup.
My name is Lisa Jones and I currently live in Huntington Beach California. I’m 48 years old. I have three kids and one granddaughter. I am an alcoholic and an addict.
Into the Rooms
I came Into the Rooms* in 2011 and got sober and was sober for eight years and then went out and relapsed on pills. It took multiple times trying to get sober again to finally get back into the program. On June 21, 2021, I came back to my sober living and decided that was the day that I was gonna go straight to a meeting, and I have remained sober ever since then. I make sure I stay connected into the fellowship. I work a program of the 12 steps.
I sponsor multiple women and walk them through the 12 steps process, and I love to watch the light come on for girls when they start doing the steps and seeing the blessings that they get.
* In the Rooms: Through live meetings, discussion groups for recovering addicts, and all the other tools In the Rooms has to offer, people from around the world connect with one another and help each other along their recovery journeys.
Life is Fun!
I think the biggest misconception about drinking and getting sober is that a lot of people tend to think that when we get sober we’re not gonna have fun anymore and we don’t understand how to live without ever being able to take a drink again. I am here to share with you that that is the farthest from the truth.
... life became so much better than I could’ve ever imagined. I am able to enjoy life today and do things that I never thought I could do and the best part is remembering what I did and enjoying it.
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I found when I did the step work with a sponsor thoroughly, became willing to be of service to another alcoholic, share my experience of strength and hope, sponsor other women and help them walk through the steps, my life became so much better than I could’ve ever imagined. I am able to enjoy life today and do things that I never thought I could do and the best part is remembering what I did and enjoying it.
My favorite part of sobriety this time around is that I found the inner peace within myself and I’m happy being me today. I’m allowed to make those living amends daily with the family and friends around me, especially my kids. Being able to be a part of their lives again, and be around my granddaughter, is a true blessing. I definitely would not have any of the things I have in my life today had I not been willing to fully surrender, and dive headfirst into the program again and for that I am truly grateful. All the credit goes to my higher power, which I choose to call God.”
I definitely would not have any of the things I have in my life today had I not been willing to fully surrender, and dive headfirst into the program again and for that I am truly grateful.
Lisa Jones currently lives in Huntington Beach California. You can find inspiration from Lisa on Instagram @sobriety_first_lisamariejones.