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Old 10-24-2017, 07:22 AM
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Congrats Doug on your year
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Old 10-24-2017, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Doug39 View Post
I am about 25 hours away from being alcohol-free for exactly one full year.

In two weeks I will be doing my first AA lead.

Today the weather is exactly as it was on my last day of drinking - gray and rainy. But last year I was anxious, panicky and dreaded living.

Today I feel good and have hope for the future. Things aren't completely wonderful and I still have some off moments but today I have the coping skills to deal with life without turning to alcohol to ease the pain.
I always remember you because your sobriety date is within a few weeks of mine. I am on day 377 and truly glad you made it with me.

Congrats and gl to you!
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Old 10-24-2017, 09:57 AM
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Congrats on the first of many sober years!
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Old 10-24-2017, 10:27 AM
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Awesome, Doug
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Old 10-24-2017, 02:06 PM
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Thanks all.

Today I chaired an AA lead meeting. I received my ONE YEAR COIN and the group of about 75 people all signed a card.

Many people thanked me after the meeting for being sober one year and were genuinely happy for me - I never got that sort of love and support from my drinking friends.
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Old 10-24-2017, 06:24 PM
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Doug,
I'm new to this (a little over a week), so let me say you're a huge inspiration. I know what you have achieved is monumental. I hope you feel darn proud of yourself - you should. Best wishes.
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Old 10-25-2017, 04:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Sohard View Post
Doug,
I'm new to this (a little over a week), so let me say you're a huge inspiration. I know what you have achieved is monumental. I hope you feel darn proud of yourself - you should. Best wishes.

Thanks. Hang in there.

In the beginning of my recovery I never thought life would be good again.
One of the reasons I go to AA is to constantly remind myself of how bad things were a year ago - I never want to live that life again.
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