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Arrow Class of July 2023 Support Thread Part 1

Welcome everyone!

this is the support thread for everyone who wants to quit drugs, alcohol or any kind of addiction this month of

JULY 2023

come and join us!

The latest JUNE thread is now here:

https://www.soberrecovery.com/forums...ml#post7948502

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Old 06-30-2023, 03:59 PM
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July came up quick! I'm pledging to stay sober for the month.
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Excellent!
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I am an alcoholic. I drink pretty much every day from 5 till I fall asleep. A “functioning alcoholic”, but I don’t feel like I’m functioning, and I know it. In 20 years, I’ve had maybe 20 days each year that I don’t drink. Lately, I’ve had a few more non- drinking days. I thought about easing up more, but that sounds like more excuses. I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired. I’ve said it out loud, and I will not drink.
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I've been waiting for the July class to start! Wrapping up 7 days today and looking forward to a sober July.
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Hi Sobertoday54
I don't think I had 20 days sober last year. Not 100% sure though. When I quit it felt like it took my body and mind 3-5 days to actually get sober.

I really like these monthly threads, I just commit myself to staying sober for that month. For me it's a nice way to break the time into more manageable amounts. Each month feels like a new beginning. I avoid the first drink and soon enough another month has gone by just like that.

Some days are obviously harder than others but it's really nice to get some distance from day 1.
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Here to support the new class but also would like to post here bc I still deal w the issues of early sobriety.

Day 99 here. Just got back from a 11 day trip in Alaska. What an amazing place. So immense. So wild. So beautiful. Spent the last week and a half helping renovate a church/school, seeing the sights, and a little fishing. The work was intense. There was another group there from Memphis we integrated with and did everything from paint, baseboards, counters, installing drop ceilings, etc to roof repairs to hauling and digging stumps to insulating pipes. Basically upgrading the dorms and facilities. Went salmon fishing in one of our hosts boat a few days ago and snagged 28 red salmon. Saw eagles, moose, and wildlife everywhere. Saw Mountains as far as the eye could see, glaciers, and beautiful bays. made new friends and grew spiritually.

All made possible by being sober. I would not have been there if I was still drinking, When the drunk door closes, the wonderful doors of sobriety open up.

Good to be back my friends. Looks like everyone is doing well.
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Whats up 5!!

Good to see you Country6 and 54!
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Originally Posted by Offthemast View Post
When the drunk door closes, the wonderful doors of sobriety open up.
That's awesome OTM
Happy to hear you are doing well and had such a nice trip. Congrats on 100 days of sobriety!
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Glad you made it back safely, OTM! So happy to read of your adventures and service!

I always joke that I’ve been barred from ever returning to Alaska because I said the word “beautiful” WAY TOO MANY times when I was there. The locals were sick of me and my breathy “beautiful”s! 😝

100 days is beautiful, too!!!!
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Sounds like an incredible trip OTM!
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welcome CountryStix, ToughChoices, sobertoday54, and OffTheMast - welcome home

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Originally Posted by ToughChoices View Post
Glad you made it back safely, OTM! So happy to read of your adventures and service!

I always joke that I’ve been barred from ever returning to Alaska because I said the word “beautiful” WAY TOO MANY times when I was there. The locals were sick of me and my breathy “beautiful”s! 😝

100 days is beautiful, too!!!!


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Dry July - I'm in.
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Ops like a goof I accidentally deleted the post I was working on .
Total ding bat moment.

Anywho Hi all.
Stix 7 days is great.
Off, thanks for sharing your northern territory trip. 101 days are rocking it
Sobertoday, good to say no more drinking.
TC as always thanks for sharing your journey with me.

A new month, a fresh start, and a heart full of hope. I can not go wrong.
The drinking thrill is gone...sing it BB


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Welcome to everyone. I’m staying close today. Today’s goal, I am going to KISS - I will not drink alcohol today.
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Hey hey everybody!!!

DRY JULY!! Love it.

But more than that, I hope to make it a July of focused sobriety/recovery work.

In June, after an aggregate of about ten years sobriety over the past couple of decades, I finally found myself truly stepping over the thresholds of surrender and of giving my life to the God of my understanding.

I must have heard it ten thousand times in the book, in the rooms, in the stories shared here… and even believed in a higher power all along.

Yet there was a difference between that believe and the surrender, the asking, the stepping into a willingness to have a relationship with whatever that unknowable but entirely feel-able Power might be.

so here in July I will move through stepwork, bringing with me prayer and surrender and conscious contact with the God of my understanding.

I am 50…. And roughly halfway into my 51st year of life.

I open myself to a commitment to 101 years in this physical plane…. ‘Life 101’…. If it be God’s will for me. The first half has been good, despite so much of it spent in suffering with addiction. The next half, I commit to serving Creator’s will for me, and working each day to step a bit closer to the God of my understanding.

Dry July feels like a fun little humorous and whimsical idea in that context…. But it’s so much more than just ‘dry’….

anywhoo…. Day 25.
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Pledging for today. Day 272. Heading home from Vegas. Not my favorite place but it is fun every 5 years or so.
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