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Old 07-24-2018, 05:24 PM
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Hello all - just checking in. Today I am 21 months sober after 27 years of daily drunkenness.

Life just keeps getting better - my anxiety and depression is basically just a bad memory now.

I really have to stay in the moment and not dwell on the past or future; there is no fear in the now.
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Old 07-24-2018, 05:30 PM
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Huge congratulations Doug!!

We got sober nearly the same day! My depression and anxiety also got a lot better although I'm struggling recently but that's because of a break up and an injury.

Keep going!
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Great going. Things will only get better.
Best to you.
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Old 07-24-2018, 06:00 PM
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Congrats and hugs! That's wonderful to hear. My depression and anxiety got a lot better too, after some sober time.
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Wonderful news, Doug
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Old 07-24-2018, 06:06 PM
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Congrats, Doug!! That's fantastic!!!
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Congratulations Doug

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Thanks for checking in and its great to hear that things are goin well Doug. Don't be a stranger, I'm sure you could share and help folks around here with your success.
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Old 07-24-2018, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Doug39 View Post
Hello all - just checking in. Today I am 21 months sober after 27 years of daily drunkenness.

Life just keeps getting better - my anxiety and depression is basically just a bad memory now.

I really have to stay in the moment and not dwell on the past or future; there is no fear in the now.
Congratulations! Coincidentally, I will have 21 months in two days - also after years (not quite 27 - but about 10) of DAILY (like all day) drunkenness.

I can echo your statement. I don’t know if you go to AA or not, but if you do-like me, you realize the promises really do come true!

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Old 07-25-2018, 03:34 AM
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Congratulations Doug, it is so wonderful...
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Old 07-25-2018, 04:13 AM
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I don’t know if you go to AA or not, but if you do-like me, you realize the promises really do come true!
Yes, I am very active in AA. It was God and AA that saved me from my alcoholism.

Last Friday I gave my 9th lead, I am secretary of 2 groups, I have chaired countless times, made coffee, etc, etc,
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Old 07-27-2018, 07:52 PM
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Way to go Doug I remember your early days you’ve come a long way good job!
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Old 07-31-2018, 05:20 AM
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Great job with your sobriety, brother.

I always enjoy your input.
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Old 07-31-2018, 05:31 AM
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Thanks for the post Doug - really happy for you. Congrats.
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Old 07-31-2018, 06:03 AM
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I really have to stay in the moment and not dwell on the past or future; there is no fear in the now.
Hi Doug, thanks for sharing! What a milestone! Congrats to you, keep up the great work!!

I try to focus on “today, right now, the present,” too.. helps me a lot! I still have to practice every day. My default button automatically goes back to thinking in the past and future!!

Kudos to you, please stop by and share that big 2 years coming up soon!! Wishing you the best! Nice job, great post!!
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