A week or so ago, I received an email from a young man (I’m assuming) who wrote –
I’m Brett and I’m a recovering alcoholic/pothead with three years of sobriety. I founded achievesobriety.org because when I looked online to watch videos of people talking about getting sober on YouTube there were very, very few videos. I was in serious disbelief in my discovery or lack of a discovery.
One year later I have launched achievesobriety.org and there are already 7 videos for people to watch with more to be regularly released. Since I’m one who regularly bites more than I can chew the website has more than just videos. The website has a blog and I was hoping if I could post some of your blog posts on my website? I’d really appreciate it.
Thank you for being a voice about an incredibly taboo subject.
So naturally, being the attention hog that I am, I told him to post anything of mine he felt would work on his site. AND I promised that I’d check out the site AND MAYBE post about it on my blog.
You guys…it’s a pretty awesome site. His passion for videos makes the sites more relevant in today’s You Tube world and perhaps appeals to a younger generation. They post written things as well (or else nothing I do will have a snowball’s chance of making it on the site) but I think the most captivating part is the videos. Imaging reaching out on the internet and actually SEEING someone talking to you about why they are sober and how they got there. Genius!
I realize that this might make some of you uncomfortable because you believe deeply in the concept of anonymity but that’s not my cup of tea. I’m all about being out there, telling my story and hoping that it will help others. Although let me state that I have NO intention of appearing on a video that will post on the internet. After all, the camera adds
10 50 pounds!!! Why would I do that?
Anyway, if you’re out there Brett then brav-the-hell-O dude. Great job!