Hello, my name is Edward Treadway and I’m an Alcoholic. I started with PG&E in May of 2021.
I started drinking when I was very young. It was accepted practice in my family. Over the years it has ruined many things in my life. Marriages, jobs, being a parent and the list goes on and on. The opportunities I’ve missed because I could not function as a normal person could. I needed to drink to cope with life and my surroundings. Eventually I had pushed everyone from life. I had no coping skills at all.
One day I finally broke and with nowhere to go I found AA, but I didn’t get sober then. I did have some knowledge, but I wasn’t ready to surrender just yet. I thought if I could just get sober for a little while I would be able to control myself better next time. I was so wrong, and my disease got worse and the hole got deeper.
The final straw was when I knew I was destroying my marriage and my children, and I broke. This time it stuck. I got sober on 2/18/2018. Since I surrendered to this program, my life has changed in so many ways. Today my life is full of happiness, love and a newfound freedom that is so amazing. I’ve learned how to love and to be loved. I’m a single father that knows how to be a Dad and a full-time student. This is an amazing journey if you allow yourself to take it. Today I am of service to anyone in need. The greatest gift is giving back what was so freely giving to me.