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2013-08-08 11:40 PM
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Originally posted by ebshot Today I have 1 year sober.  Hard to believe all that has happened this year.  I have put in the work and I am feeling great.  Life is good. 

BOOM!  Well done!



2013-08-09 2:02 AM
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That's great Erica! Well done.
2013-08-09 7:05 AM
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Thank you all.  I was presented my one year coin at my home group last night.  On the way out to our car, my 12 year old daughter looked at me and said, "Good job mom."  It was amazing how touched I was by those three words.  I am truly blessed.
2013-08-09 7:10 AM
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How awesome is that!!!
2013-08-10 8:00 AM
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Originally posted by ebshot Today I have 1 year sober.  Hard to believe all that has happened this year.  I have put in the work and I am feeling great.  Life is good. 

I am so incredibly proud of you!  Cool

2013-10-02 11:40 AM
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Rescuing this thread from CoJ purgatory.

 

How has everyone been doing?  The old saying about sobriety that "it just keeps getting better" couldn't be more true for me right now.  Life is really good.  I just had the honor of being the speaker at my Home Group last Monday. It wasn't my first time doing that, but it's always kinda special for me when I get to be the speaker at the first meeting I went to when I came into the program.



2013-10-02 11:48 AM
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Hanging in and doing well over here. Thanks for digging this up ( I was planning on finding it today myself! ) and congrats on your speaking engagement Chris.
2013-10-02 12:40 PM
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Just reading through some of this today. I have had a rough couple months and have had several times where I have nearly thrown 15+ years of sobriety away. I have not thought about seriously drinking in probably 10 years and it has all come rushing back to me. A couple weeks ago I knew that I could not go out to eat for fear that I would order a drink and no one would be there to stop me. I have steered clear to this point and my closest circle know that I am struggling right now and have let me know they are there for me. I just need to be sure to lean on them and that is on of my biggest problems.

You can never forget that it is always a struggle, sometimes its easier than others. Good luck to you all and use any resource you need to keep fighting the good fight.
2013-10-02 2:18 PM
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Originally posted by Its Only Money Just reading through some of this today. I have had a rough couple months and have had several times where I have nearly thrown 15+ years of sobriety away. I have not thought about seriously drinking in probably 10 years and it has all come rushing back to me. A couple weeks ago I knew that I could not go out to eat for fear that I would order a drink and no one would be there to stop me. I have steered clear to this point and my closest circle know that I am struggling right now and have let me know they are there for me. I just need to be sure to lean on them and that is on of my biggest problems. You can never forget that it is always a struggle, sometimes its easier than others. Good luck to you all and use any resource you need to keep fighting the good fight.

 

Sounds like you could really use a getting back to basics approach, or something.

Never forget that you do NOT have to do this alone.... and as long as you have Gratitude for your sobriety, you will never take a drink.

2013-10-03 11:48 AM
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Hey doing good here also, creeping up on two years. I "Chair" a meeting every thursday and Life is good... I like this sentence I heard on a speaker tape once. "I've been sober for fourteen years and the longest I've ever had to go without a drink is 24 hours."
2013-10-04 7:33 PM
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I'm hanging in there too.  I think the one thing I keep being reminded of is that even though I am sober, life still happens and there will still be rough times.  I know what I need to do when I am having a hard time but I am having a hard time doing it.  I guess it's my character defects that are in my way.  I'm going through the steps again and doing an intensive Big Book study with my sponsor and a few other girls. 

Thanks for bumping the thread.  I always love to see and hear how you all are doing.


2013-10-06 12:34 AM
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Hanging in there.
I was sick for two weeks during which time I was drinking NyQuil like cherry kool aid.
Started to like the 'buzz' I got from it, but I've kicked that.
Three days now without it and back to doing some running.
I was sick, so I'm giving myself some leeway with getting that warm buzzy feeling with the meds.

---Speaking of kicking...
A guy I work with is a junkie.
He wanted me to start "coaching" him to get him into better physical fitness.
I told him the first thing he should/has to do is kick the junk.
Well...I don't have to worry about that, because he got arrested and is facing 6 years in jail.
I hope he cleans up in there. When he gets out I will be more than happy to kick his into shape.
2013-10-06 4:20 PM
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You do know there are plenty of other cold meds without the buzz right? Wink
2013-12-30 5:24 PM
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After I went and figured it out, yesterday was 9 months sober...

Hope you all are well!!
2013-12-30 8:09 PM
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Hi Tyler,

I have been sober for almost 3 years now.
I used a book called "Allen Carr's Easy Way To Stop Drinking".
Most people think it's a crock and it can't work.
I'm here to tell you that it works, and it works well.
I had to reread parts of the book a few times to get the message; I quit and I don't have to live my life day to day.
I've been sober for 3 years, and I haven't ever had a craving for alcohol.

I've used his book to stop smoking as well.
Myself, my wife, and one of my good friends have used the Stop Smoking book and all three of us have quit smoking for almost 10 years.

AA is a good route for support, especially for those who have access to it.
The support network can't be underestimated, but at the end of the day it's up to you how you want your life to look.
Alcohol is an addictive drug, just like heroin and cigarettes.
I know you don't underestimate its destructive power.
Just don't underestimate how good your life can be without it.

Whatever works for you, do it.
Just do it now, and get on with living your real life.

cheers,

Danger

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2013-12-30 11:53 PM
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Been sober from coke and ecstasy for 6 years now. Feels good to only big addicted to coffee lol.


2013-12-31 10:13 AM
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Originally posted by RushTogether

After I went and figured it out, yesterday was 9 months sober...

Hope you all are well!!



9 months! That's awesome, Tyler! Happy New Year!
2013-12-31 10:27 AM
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Originally posted by RushTogether After I went and figured it out, yesterday was 9 months sober... Hope you all are well!!
9 months! That's awesome, Tyler! Happy New Year!

He's baaaaack 9 months, birthed into a new sobriety Congratulations ... and keep coming back! Wherever that may be, and I hope it continues to be here!

2013-12-31 5:56 PM
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Originally posted by RushTogether After I went and figured it out, yesterday was 9 months sober... Hope you all are well!!

Congrats!!!!  Awesome stuff. 

2014-01-01 7:19 AM
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Hit 12 years the other day and completely forgot about it. Figure I'm good to go if i don't even think about anniversaries anymore, right? Wrong. Two days later I was home alone and for some reason a shot of Jack sounded appropriate! We have liquor, beer and wine in the house and it never bothered me before. I mean it was like a voice said " Go get a shot of Jack Daniels, just one, don't get drunk, just one shot." A different voice said, "As long as it's just one, we'll be OK, who would know?" WTF, twelve years sober and I find myself rationalizing again!!! I had some iced tea instead. The beast is still there, waiting. I always need to remember that.
2014-01-01 11:33 AM
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Originally posted by mdg2003 Hit 12 years the other day and completely forgot about it. Figure I'm good to go if i don't even think about anniversaries anymore, right? Wrong. Two days later I was home alone and for some reason a shot of Jack sounded appropriate! We have liquor, beer and wine in the house and it never bothered me before. I mean it was like a voice said " Go get a shot of Jack Daniels, just one, don't get drunk, just one shot." A different voice said, "As long as it's just one, we'll be OK, who would know?" WTF, twelve years sober and I find myself rationalizing again!!! I had some iced tea instead. The beast is still there, waiting. I always need to remember that.

Congrats on 12 years!  And a great reminder to never let your guard down.  I have gotten complacent and needed to hear that.  Thanks for sharing.



2014-01-01 12:28 PM
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Dec 27th marked 13 years clean!
2014-01-03 9:06 AM
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Just checking in. On Christmas day i received my two year coin. I am very proud of this coin, and I stated in my meeting that the desire for alcohol went away very quickly, the other stuff I've learned since then is priceless...
2014-01-03 10:05 AM
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Originally posted by RushTogether After I went and figured it out, yesterday was 9 months sober... Hope you all are well!!

I have an app on my phone that keeps track of how long I've been sober and I always recommend to my friends to do the same.
Sometimes it's a great tool when times are rough to simply open up my phone and I have a widget that shows exactly how long I've been sober.

 

2014-01-03 10:05 AM
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Originally posted by SoberTriGuy Just checking in. On Christmas day i received my two year coin. I am very proud of this coin, and I stated in my meeting that the desire for alcohol went away very quickly, the other stuff I've learned since then is priceless...

Awesome, huge accomplishment!!!

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