I have been sober now for nearly 10 years. I wish I could say the end came swiftly… but it took me 3 overdoses and losing everything (marriage, house, sanity and health) to finally be beaten into submission. Finding God was the only way I could get clean, but that was not enough. Without God, happiness would have eluded me. I tried so many times to get clean and I would be able to stay clean for short periods, but it was always miserable. Today my life is good… simple … and good.