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Old 12-07-2010, 04:24 AM
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Hi im Sharon and Im an
Alcoholic.

By the grace of my HP
and people like you here
in SR I havent found it
necessary to pick up a
drink of alcohol since
8-11-90.

For that and you I am
truely grateful.


1 day sober or clean is
an awesome accomplishment
for any addict.

15 yrs. and more yrs. or
many one days at a time
collected together is also
an accomplishment for
anyone in recovery.

You don't just get 15yrs.
or more automatically by
simply wishing it. There
is a program of recovery
followed and incorperated
in a daily life and lived
each day.

Passing on your own ESH,
experiences, strengths &
hopes of what it was like
before during and after
drinking or drugging.

Newcomers need the old-
times just as the old-timers
need the newcomers in
recovery.

We are all here to help
each other.

However......

As a newcomer once myself
I couldn't comprehend what
an oldtimers sobriety felt like
cause I hadn't experienced
it yet till many yrs. later.

At 20 yrs. sober myself, I
can help the newcomer, yet
I need old-timers to help me
as i continue on my journey.

Are you 15 yrs. or older
in recovery?

As newcomers need newcomers
to relate, so does oldtimers
need old timers to also relate.

To speak the same language.
To experience the same feelings.
and not feel alone in recovery.

Does that make sense?

When one reaches long
term sobriety, some may
feel like they are cured and
it's okay to test the waters
and see if it's safe to drink
or use.

Many have returned there
and never get back into
recovery. There are many
sad statics unfortunately.

I dont want to be a statistic.

Life is grande and I dont
want to throw it away.

I too need support from my
fellow old-timers to continue
on my sober journey.

Are you out there?

Im here for you. Will you
be there for me?
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Old 12-07-2010, 04:17 PM
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Sharon, If you were to post this thread on the "Alcoholism" forum you will receive a lot more responses.*******************
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