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Old 03-11-2017, 05:38 AM   #81 (permalink)
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Old 03-11-2017, 07:40 AM   #82 (permalink)
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Biggest Influencers:

Sister Suz: Died at 17 in a car accident.
Sister Dona: Died at 47 of cancer.
Brother Brian: Died at 51 of alcoholism
Mom: Recovered alcoholic with 2 decades of sobriety, before her death at 72
Dad: Alcoholic who never fully recovered, died at 74
Niece, Jess: Died at 35 of suicide. Jess was a heroin addict who had 8 months of sobriety under her belt and was living in a sober living environment when she took her life.
God: Has been standing by me from the beginning.
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Old 03-26-2017, 09:16 PM   #83 (permalink)
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Who I once was. Before I let addictions and resentment take control of my life. This is because I know I can be myself again.
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Old 05-28-2017, 01:46 PM   #84 (permalink)
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I know they were worried about me and have been supporting me all the way since I told them what I was doing
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Old 06-23-2017, 12:48 AM   #85 (permalink)
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Myself, because when suddenly I realized I had been sober for awhile and felt okay, I decided I was going to stay that way. But there were some downright amazing extenuating circumstances involved that I just can't take credit for!
A physician unintentionally made both stopping drinking and smoking at the same time painless by prescribing Darvacet pain medication for minor surgery. I noticed that when I was taking the Darvacet I had no withdrawal symptoms from either alcohol or tobacco, and when the 14 day prescription was gone I had a good start on being sober, and my last drink and smoke was probably on October 25, 1997. I am fortunate in that I had my sobriety handed to me on a silver platter, and that is a gift I will never take lightly. I had been a professional drunk for 25 years and had tried to quit many times, but the intense physical discomfort of being without alcohol always drove me back to drinking. The Darvacet prevented that discomfort and gave my body two weeks to heal, which was enough to get me over the toughest obstacle in the way of my sobriety. And no, I didn't become hooked on Darvacet, I didn't take it long enough.
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Old 07-11-2017, 10:16 AM   #86 (permalink)
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Honestly? Bill W.
I have learned a lot about the man, and I have come to admire him. He and I have many parallels in our lives, and his work was my way out after I tried so hard for so long to get sober.
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Biggest Influencers:

Sister Suz: Died at 17 in a car accident.
Sister Dona: Died at 47 of cancer.
Brother Brian: Died at 51 of alcoholism
Mom: Recovered alcoholic with 2 decades of sobriety, before her death at 72
Dad: Alcoholic who never fully recovered, died at 74
Niece, Jess: Died at 35 of suicide. Jess was a heroin addict who had 8 months of sobriety under her belt and was living in a sober living environment when she took her life.
God: Has been standing by me from the beginning.
I am so very, very sorry for your many losses, Creative Thinker.
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Old 07-11-2017, 10:28 AM   #88 (permalink)
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Old 07-11-2017, 01:48 PM   #89 (permalink)
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my biggest influences n my strength comes from my kids n grandbabies
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:35 AM   #91 (permalink)
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My biggest influencer would be my son.
I can harm myself all day long if I choose too, but the thought of harming him in the process makes me very sad.
I want a better life for him, one with out substance abuse, an active life a life of experiences in a healthy form.
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Old 01-18-2018, 01:55 PM   #92 (permalink)
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And a team of many people. Psychiatrists, doctors, inpatient/outpatient staff and clients, supportive family and friends, therapist, AA/CA peeple..
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