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Old 11-16-2012, 11:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I used to "need" sobriety because: ______, but now I "want" sobriety, because: ______

I used to "need" sobriety, because: I was headed toward a slow death.

Now I "want" sobriety, because: I honestly enjoy living now!

The change is a wonder to behold. And what about YOU?
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I used to need sobriety because I was causing unhappiness to my family and it is the only way to deal with life's issues. Now I want sobriety because I am free in my spirit and health and see how to stay that way.
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I used to "need" sobriety, because: I needed to stop ruining myself.

Now I "want" sobriety, because: I want to live the best life I can!
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At my 86 days, I'm actually finding it difficult to come up with a clear answer. This is a good exercise!

Ok, I used to need sobriety because I was breaking apart and failing mentally and physically. Now I want sobriety because I'm becoming more together and I'm seeing things a bit more clearly every day. Little by little!
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i too needed it,,, tried it many different ways,,, but this time "I WANT IT" and for me thats a first,, and its working,, on day 16 now and feel mighty fine,,, loving having ME back,,, and so is my hubby and kids,,, ooeerr forgot how good making love is sober!!
and i rmember it in the morning lol
lv cleo xxxxxxxxxxx
sobriety rocks man xxxx
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Oh Cleo, your post made me chuckle!xx
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:29 AM   #7 (permalink)
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we all need a chuckle hun xxx
and we all need to make love lol lol xxx
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I used to "need" sobriety because I couldn't stay over or travel with non drinkers or I would go into withdrawal.

Now I "want" sobriety because I am free to come and go as I please!
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I used need sobriety because... I kept hurting the people closest to me (why that happened so often is beyond me now!)

But now I want sobriety because.... after 5 mos (today, yay) it is awesome to wake up and actually FEEL GOOD and be ready to handle the day ahead, instead of feeling bad just watchin the clock waitin for the liquor store to open.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I used to "need" sobriety, because I was so helpless and hopeless.
Now I "want" sobriety, because I asked for help... and it gave me hope!
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I used to "need" sobriety because my life was falling apart.
Now I "want" sobriety because I am creating a life from my values. And that feels so good!!
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I used to "need" sobriety because alcohol had become my main relationship.
Now I "want" sobriety, because I am getting to know myself.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:58 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I used to "need" sobriety because my life was going down the drinking drain.
Now I "want" sobriety because I want to see how my story turns out.
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I used to need sobriety because addiction was leading me to utter destruction. Now I still
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I used to "need" sobriety because I was in trouble in every way because of my drinking. Now I "want" sobriety because things have gotten so much better as a result of not drinking and trying to examine the underlying issues that make me want to get so drunk all the time in the first place.
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I used to "need" sobriety because I couldnt get out of the hole...
But now I "want" sobriety because I AM whole.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:32 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I used to need sobriety because i could see no other way.
Now I want sobriety because its working!
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:16 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I used to need sobriety
because alcohol had become the center of my life.
Now I want sobriety
because I am learning to be centered WITHIN my life.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:03 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I used to need sobriety because it was my only hope of not dying.
Now I want sobriety because I have joined the living.
And life is beyond precious and lofe is such a daily privilege.
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I used to need sobriety because I lost sight of who I am and where I'm headed.
But now I want sobriety because I realize the problems are all self-inflicted.
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