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|08-09-2012, 09:37 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Midwest USA
1 year Sober - 2 Days......
Well I would soon be coming up on my 1 year sobriety date. I still remember getting discharged out of the hospital. I was there for my usual 3-4 day detox but felt different walking out. I realized that I was sick & tired of the usual hospital visits. As many know, I did have a minor slip. I still feel that I am much better than 1 yr ago and am tempted to still get a 1 yr coin and here people cheer & clap for me. But I don't think I will. It upsets me but perhaps next year. Just wanted to share my achievement.
|08-09-2012, 03:41 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Forward we go...side by side
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Serene In Dixie
Glad you decided to forgo the 1 year chip this time.
It's not about the clapping or cake or medallion
it is about making progress and living in the Steps...
Each Day Sober Is A Victory!!
Joy In AA Recovery!
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|08-09-2012, 08:09 PM||#4 (permalink)|
12-Step Recovered Alcoholic
Join Date: May 2010
Turns out, me doing what I should have been doing all along isn't something "they" feel compelled to celebrate.......yet!
"We can't solve our problems using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." - Albert Einstein
/-all BB quotes-1st. Edition-\
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|08-10-2012, 07:38 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2003
congradulations on your first year
it sure is great to be alive and sober so we can get out there in life and live
pass it on buddy
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|08-18-2012, 04:07 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Houston, Texas
Picking up your chip can provide hope to someone new. I know when I was new and saw someone receive a chip it helped me. Obviously each of us has to do what is in our hearts. Staying sober a year was a cause for celebration not only for me but for my family. I will remain forever grateful to AA for my new life.
|08-18-2012, 09:13 AM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2012
Well done, Jf1.
For any alcoholic to stay sober for 363 days in a year is great progress. You are amongst many who know just how special such an occurrence is. And how much hope can be generated from it.
Keep growing. The medallion will come.
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|08-18-2012, 04:15 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Midwest USA
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|08-18-2012, 11:28 PM||#11 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Lets face it.......we are dying every day we drink like we do .
I had this idea when i hit AA that every one sobered up and lived happily ever after.
The reality is quite different.......mine was 18 months of drink... don't drink ..drink.. don't drink..
These days for me , time sober isn't what makes recovery, i have seen people miserable at 20 years...and people on fire at a month..
The answer for me for contented and happy sobriety was the directions in the book...the majority of happy and free people i see in AA took the same route.
What once was impossible, ceased to even enter my mind....free from the obsession and a tentative willingness to seek a greater understanding of the power that had carried my through......life blossomed....i got re-wired.
thousands and thousands of alcoholics never achieve any sobriety and die drunk every year........congratulations on not being one of those today .
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