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Old 12-09-2013, 09:31 AM
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:32 AM
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I am recovered.
That's lovely
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:44 AM
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Right now at day 17, i believe i am recovering. Later on i hope to say recovered. Thats my take on it, for me anyway. I enjoy threads like this. Gets me thinking about my sobriety.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:47 AM
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Right now at day 17, i believe i am recovering. Later on i hope to say recovered. Thats my take on it, for me anyway. I enjoy threads like this. Gets me thinking about my sobriety.
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:09 PM
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by newme2day View Post

I enjoy threads like this. Gets me thinking about my sobriety.
that's one of the main reasons that I come here

seems that as long as I keep thinking about my sobriety

I stay sober

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Old 12-09-2013, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Mountainmanbob View Post
ones who attend college know a lot about debating
a good debater can debate both sides of the issue

if issues or debates such as this bother you why do you post ??

to just to let us know that this is by far not new to you ??

congratulations

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Did I say that it bothered me? No. I just meant that if we weren't debating about this topic we would be debating about another. If it bothered me then I certainly better do more step work. =P

It doesn't matter if we are "recovering" or "recovered" as long as we aren't drinking or using. :P
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Old 12-09-2013, 04:03 PM
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Ermm...?

I would say not recovering.

Yes recovered...I suppose. But that's a bit too final and over-confident perhaps?

I'm very wary of the sneakyness of alcoholism.

So maybe to the man on the street - recovered, but to you guys, adding the caveat - with a maintenance program to guard against future difficulties? I suppose lol?
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Old 12-09-2013, 04:08 PM
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This is one of those things where I believe there's no right or wrong.

We all make meaning of things in different ways - to me, I am still breathing, I hope to keep improving myself and my life so I am still recovering...it simply reminds me that this is a process and a journey

when I've breathed my last, I figure then I can be recovered

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Old 12-09-2013, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by newme2day View Post

I enjoy threads like this. Gets me thinking about my sobriety.
that's one of the main reasons that I come here

seems that as long as I keep thinking about my sobriety

I stay sober

MM

This place is a replacement for crack for me. Tomorrow 3 years 6 months sober, but couldn't get off the crack and as I desparately searched, on September 11th 2011 I found SR and on the 11th of this month I'll be crack free 2 years 3 months. I have enjoyed my time here more than I ever did in the bars. Rootin for everyone.

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Old 12-09-2013, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by neferkamichael View Post

I'll be crack free 2 years 3 months.
I have enjoyed my time here more than I ever did in the bars.
Rootin for everyone.

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whether one calls that in recovery
or recovered
that's fantastic
pretty cool thing seen on this site each day
ones who we have never seen face to face
yet
we get to embrace their sober and clean time right along with them
as I often think to myself
if that poor soul suffered as I did due to my addiction
what a blessing that they are sober today

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Old 12-09-2013, 07:02 PM
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Awesome neferkamichael!!
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Old 12-11-2013, 03:55 AM
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I am not going to drink today. It worked yesterday.

Whether I'm recovered or recovering, whether I discover "why" I drank ... matters none.

I can't drink. I have to keep things simple. I was the smartest person in the room at my first AA meeting.

A bunch of meetings and years later I no longer feel that way ... and I'm no longer miserable.
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Old 12-11-2013, 04:42 AM
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I say I am in recovery. I think the day I start thinking I am recovered is the day I better be a little worried. Means I could be becoming complacent. I am just speaking for me here, not judging anyone else . I just think for me I will always be in recovery because I will always be learning new things and always striving to make myself better because this is what I need to do to stay sober.
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Old 12-11-2013, 04:59 AM
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recovered from a hopeless state of mind.
still recovering from my thinkin.
now:
pancakes or French toast for breakfast?
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Old 12-11-2013, 05:15 AM
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French toast and don't forget the bacon!
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Old 08-28-2016, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Mountainmanbob View Post
that's one of the main reasons that I come here

seems that as long as I keep thinking about my sobriety

I stay sober

MM

Bump on some food for thought.
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Old 08-30-2016, 03:51 AM
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Weeell, I think the idea pushed by some, that you can never recover is pretty hope destroying, and has not been my experience. A couple I can think of were right in that they could not recover, at least not that time around.

Depending on where you are with things, one could be a newcomer, recovering as one works through the steps, or recovered having worked the steps and had a spiritual experience as the result.

I don't believe one can never recover because one is always recovering. That doesn't seem to be what the program is about. Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not COMPLETELY give themselves to this simple program."

I was happy enough to completely give myself to the program. It has worked very well for me and many others, and I don't feel qualified to make any changes. I'll continue to take it as it is.
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Old 08-30-2016, 04:48 AM
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I can be "recovered" from a gunshot wound but that does not make me bulletproof.
No matter what else is said on this topic, that's a great quote!
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Old 08-30-2016, 06:30 AM
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My sponsor taught me that I will recover from a "hopeless state of mind and body." And I have. Each morning I have a daily reprieve, contingent upon the maintenance of my spiritual condition.
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