10 THINGS I WISH SOMEONE TOLD ME WHEN I FIRST GOT SOBER

  1. 1.
    You're going to shake for a while. Could be months.
  2. 2.
    Tell your story. Your honest, heartbreaking story.
  3. 3.
    Be honest. Always be honest.
  4. 4.
    Be vulnerable in front of other men who are in recovery. It will save your life.
  5. 5.
    The more discomfort you feel - the better
  6. 6.
    Connect. Make new friends. Stay Connected.
  7. 7.
    Flourish.
  8. 8.
    They didn't really mean it.
  9. 9.
    Don't be afraid to get a new sponsor.
  10. 10.
    Be ok with tiny, tiny steps but be ready for huge ones.