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Old 03-22-2008, 07:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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11 months sober today


Well it's bizarre that it actually falls on easter sunday considering that I'm not religious. I haven't been in here for ages but I just want to let all the new people starting on the road to recovery that, you are not alone, there is so much help available out there and all you need to do is ASK. Asking is usually the hardest part because it means that you have admitted there is a problem. We are the only ones that can reach out and do it for ourselves first. Places like sober recovery have also helped me greatly in my very early stages. This place got me to where I am now, just by reading posts and identifying with other like myself. Nothing said is 100% right or wrong with one MASSIVE exception. If you don't pick up that 1st drink, you can't get drunk.
Good luck on your journey, mine has been a very, very bumpy ride but I know that I'm not alone on that one. Pop your seat belts on, but be open to whatever happens along the way. AA is not for me but I'm still sober. I have an excellent GP and fantastic psychologist to help me but, never dismiss AA. I learnt some very valuable tips there which helped me along and it helps so many people around the world.
Who knows where I'm heading, the journey continues. I'm only 11 months sober which is still not very far along but I just wanted to share that with you all. Love and courage to all, keep on fighting and never, and I mean never forget to reach out for help when things get hard. :chatter

I just read that back, wow, what a rant. I hope it's helpful
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Old 03-22-2008, 07:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Great to see you're still going strong WF
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Old 03-22-2008, 07:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi Weatherfreak,

Good to see you!

Congratulations on 11 months sober.

And, I couldn't agree with you more. Do whatever you need to do to get sober and I have learned a lot here too.
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Old 03-22-2008, 07:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Big Congratulations on the 11 months and thanks for your words of encouragement (rant all you want )!
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Old 03-22-2008, 07:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Congrats!!! today I am celebrating 90 days of sobriety, thank you for sharing.
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Old 03-22-2008, 08:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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hey dee and anna great to see you both!!!!!!!! Thanks also to gravity. soberin07, 90 days is fantastic keep it going just one day at a time. It happens so quickly doesn't it???? you turn around and bang, 3 months have gone past. I'm really happy for you.
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Old 03-22-2008, 08:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the positive update
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Old 03-22-2008, 08:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Congratulations on 11 Months!
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It's always inspiring to see folks celebrating a milestone in their Recovery

Hope you'll check in now and then. Let us know how you're doing!

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Old 03-22-2008, 08:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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funny my day 30 is tommorrow

And I am religous lol
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Old 03-22-2008, 10:42 PM   #10 (permalink)
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No need to minimize with "only" 11 mos. sober. 11 months sober, HALLELUJAH !!!!!!!
This is terrific PROGRESS, ACCOMPLISHMNET, EFFORT AND GROWTH.
yOU may not be religious, but you probably see that you have had a spiritual awakening.
way to go !!
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Old 03-22-2008, 10:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 03-22-2008, 11:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! and great to see you again!!!
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Old 03-23-2008, 06:33 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Congratulations on 11 months! I've got 11 days today, and am pleased to have made it this far. I will get to 11 months sober by not drinking One Day At A Time.:ghug
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Old 03-23-2008, 06:50 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Congrats on the 11 months Weatherfreak.
I couldn't agree more with your words of wisdom, best wishes with your journey.
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Old 03-23-2008, 04:10 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Old 03-23-2008, 04:15 PM   #17 (permalink)
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11 months is a LOT of days. Congrats!
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