Well here I am with two years sober as of September 29, 2014. It feels like I’ve always been here, sober. But the truth is the opposite. It happened slowly but surely with the love and support of my family and the promises embedded in the 12 steps. A quote by Dante from Inferno best describes my process reaching sobriety, “The path to paradise begins in hell.” Maybe too strong a sentiment, but for me it works.