15 years with no drugs or drinking.
I remember when missing out for a day or a few days was... really uncomfortable.
When I first started writing, I got some flak about including a lot of drugs. Well, they did say write what you know. When I first really started writing, that's what I knew.
It took a while but I move on. I still dream about the... never mind.
What I find is sad is that a lot of gay people have trouble in recovery. There are a few predators out there talking recovery that just want to hook up.
Well... who doesn't? Growing up means figuring out what's appropriate.
The winners learn and the losers lose.
It's Darwinian in a way- like tempering steel. If the blade if flawed, when heated, it will break. If the steel is good, it just gets harder.
Be the blade.