I was sober for 20 years when I relapsed. After going to school to receive my CAC, I figured I knew it all and didn’t need meetings or a sponsor. The fact that I did a geographic change made it that much easier. I have been blessed to be back in recovery for the last 8 years. I have learned so much more about the disease of addiction this time around, and the importance of the Steps, a Higher Power and continued treatment. Today I am at peace, have a Higher Power that works for me and I practice the Steps on a daily basis. I also am continuing my pursuit of my CAC.