Summary and Analysis

Sober since 2015, in this article Ms. Kaye outlines her amazing journey to sobriety and her new life. In her words, “One moment I was drinking champagne at trendy restaurants and bar and bat mitzvahs – partying and doing lines in the bathroom of after hours clubs in Hollywood. I woke up one morning with a gash over my eye, blood streaming down my face.” For her, it required “two stints in rehab, two months in sober living and a seven day coke run, during which I saw a man get shot one night when I was on my 3rd trip downtown to score that day” to make the decision that led her to sustained recovery.

She describes herself as a sober mother of 3 children and 2 dogs: a 3rd generation Californian, who came of age during the ’80s. Today she is a producer for the REEL Recovery Film Festival & Symposium and has worked with Writers In Treatment for over three years. Her story is inspiring and a bright spot in a landscape too littered with tragedy.

Excerpted from VoyageLA

Ahbra, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
On Dec. 21st of this year, by God’s grace, I will have five years clean and sober. Since December 21st of 2015, my life has undergone dramatic changes, both positive and negative – but all ultimately leading me to where I am today, and I like where I am. It’s hard to pinpoint the moment my journey to sobriety began or to identify when it became necessary to get sober at all…”