Gatodefelix over on A Blooming Scribe shares his battle with alcohol(ism)

Alcohol was a huge part of my life. Like, yuuuge. I would have to say that I knew I was an alcoholic at the age of 17. My first drinks were out of a 1.75-liter bottle of cheap vodka. Quite the way to awaken the unsuspecting alcoholic. If only I knew.

The drink plagued me for almost 5 more years. In that time I fell off a 30-foot building, flunked out of college and got three driving under the influence citations. I was told that I would never walk again, wasn’t cut out for higher education and that I would never get to drive a car again in the United States. Today I can walk, have a college degree and a valid driver’s license.


Author: Karl D Rhoads

I am a Married, Forgiven, Imperfect Follower of Christ. I am a recovered alcoholic (since July 12, 1999) and an ordained minister of the Gospel of Christ (since July 6, 2002). I have been saved from the grave (more then a few times) by the loving hand of the God and Father of our Lord, Christ Jesus. My heart's desire is to meet the needs of others with the love of Christ as he directs and enables me to do so.

3 thoughts on “Reflections”

    1. And thank you for having the courage, desire, and honesty to share your experience in the first place. It helps those who are still caught up in their dilemma to dispel the sense that they are ‘terminally unique.’ When we hear others ‘tell on themselves’, we begin to realize that we are not the only one who has done and thought and felt such things. It opens the door to hope and freedom to live life anew.

      Keep up the good work! \o/

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