Strength - Faith - Hope - Commitment - Believe In Yourself
Courage Among Chaos
Joe Cody will share his story with you and he knows that his story can either help you or possibly someone close
I am in the unique and exciting position to share my life of suffering through
31 years of alcoholism, emotional abuse, and turmoil. I can help you, your
friends and family, and anyone who could benefit from hearing what itís like to
be a neglected child, a teenager and young adult heading for the bottom of a
liquor bottle, and an adult at rock bottom with no respect for my or anyone
elseís life in the least. And then, seeing the light, if you will.
Now, in the present, I am a sober,
happy, and loving father, brother and friend.
How? I began. I made a choice on
September 14th 2009 to get sober, and I began to live. Itís that
Read on for a brief synopsis of what I
I was raised in a family where alcoholism reigned, as my mother was a full-blown
alcoholic. She never fostered an environment of love in our house, toward myself
or my four siblings. As I got older, I turned to alcohol. It was my way to get
away from the negativity and emptiness at home. I would suffer this life for
many years. A life of loneliness and emptiness that I would wish upon no one.
Four DUIs. Dozens of arrests. Relationships ruined. An estranged daughter.
Truly, I was lost at the bottom of a pit I had no idea how to escape. I
considered the most important items in life booze, money and other material
On September 14th 2009 I decided to get sober, from the Elk Grove
Correctional facility where I was serving time for my final DUI.
Now I live a life of sobriety, peace and happiness. Before I measured
success with money, material goods and my blood alcohol content. Now, I measure
success with the healthy relationships I have regained and by creating a loving
environment for my daughter.
I hope to share my story, if only to help one person.