Julie Sisk
Tell us about your (or your loved one's) recovery journey. What has been the most rewarding part?

My journey starts years ago, but I won’t bore you with all the details. Basically, I was an addict for a few years and quit drugs on my own. Then came the alcohol drinking; about 10 years ago it got bad. I started binge drinking A LOT. Around this time is when my boyfriend/fiancé/husband started verbally and physically abusing me. Of course, the drinking got worse. We got married, had a baby and seemed as though the drinking wasn’t going to be an issue. Beginning 2016, I was starting to drink again because breastfeeding wasn’t really working for me. The end of the year my best friend told my husband about me cheating on him YEARS PRIOR. She felt betrayed by me so she wanted to have me feel the same. Well all trust broke in me and my husband wasn’t sure the baby was his (NO DOUBT it was). Any way, fast forward a few months and I’m pregnant again, but it doesn’t stick. Later that year (2017) the same thing happened. Now I’m not sure this affected me as much as everyone else thought but my drinking escalated rapidly after this. Feb 2018, for the first time I drank EVERY SINGLE DAY that month and from there I couldn’t go more than a couple days without drinking. Yes, I’m still constantly getting abused, more emotional then physical. I enter rehab the first time Sept 2018 and stay sober for 4 1/2 months. Then, for the next 6 months it’s just horrible. I enter rehab for the second time and have been able to stay sober for a year (July 11, 2020 will be a year). The most rewarding part of my awesome recovery is knowing I can do this one day at a time. I’m happier and am able to finally have the courage to divorce my abusive husband. ☺️❤️