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Old 04-01-2010, 12:56 PM
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I'm in the class of April!
My sobriety date is April Fool's Day!
Isn't it ironic? I think not!
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Old 04-01-2010, 01:48 PM
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Hi Everyone......

Several years ago a member started a
"Class of __________" thread. The idea
was that anyone who started their sobriety
during that month ...joined ...and supported
each other in their early sobriety.

Members not new to sobriety ..but who had quit
during that month ...also shared their experiences.

Wow! these became so popular ....other members
with various months.....started more.

Some faded away....some grew to 500 shares and
then moved over to our Daily Support Forum....
and have remained active.

That's the history of our SR Class of threads.
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Old 04-01-2010, 01:56 PM
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Carol here....a recovered AA alcoholic.
My current date of sobriety is April 25
obviously I'm not new but......
I too belong in the April Class.....

Glad to see others come join us....
Yes! you too can win ....there are many ways
to move forward into a healthy better future
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Old 04-01-2010, 02:01 PM
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It's good to see members here supporting each other.

This is a good place to check in daily and share your ups and downs with people who understand.
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Old 04-01-2010, 02:03 PM
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LOL April is a good month to quit.
I belong here too Carol - Good Friday 2007 is my sobriety date

It's always good to see so many new people coming together!
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Old 04-01-2010, 02:12 PM
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Good to see you back unbrokenchain. WooHoo! I'm still in the class of december 09 but will be checking in here to see how you're doing.
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Old 04-02-2010, 07:24 AM
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Day 2.
I was sitting in a meeting last night and it occurred to me that it's stupid for me to be looking for a loophole. Everyone before me has already done so and failed. It's kinda like the wife or husband that hires a private detective to see if their mate is cheating I think. If you have have that much suspicion in the first place, nine times out of ten, you're gonna find out they are cheating! So, if I'm going to AA and reading these books, then I'm an alcoholic. There is no fricken loophole. And if it bothers me so much that I have to try to dissect the books, and the program and the verbiage...ie: "can't quit, or won't quit?", then it is painfully obvious that my problem is bigger than me.
I am a Nurse and I'm used to caring for others, not myself.

My name is Helluvacook and demmit, I'm an alcoholic!
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Old 04-02-2010, 07:45 AM
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I'm on day 6, so I guess I'm class of March 2010 - can we still be friends?
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:59 AM
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Sure thing buddy.
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:10 AM
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Yes, we do understand how hard it is!
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Old 04-03-2010, 10:07 AM
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unbrokenchain....
How did that natural de tox work for you?
Is you new date of sobriety April 1?

Welcome back....
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Welcome back UBC
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:21 PM
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UBC........
Your de tox experience is totally different than
the way I de toxed. Interesting.

No I did not go to either a treatment center or
de tox facility I had no idea that withdrawing
from alcohol could be dangerous.....

In retrospect ..I wish I had done mine with my
doctors supervision and knowledge.

My 3 days of withdrawal were horrific and
certainly absolutely risky.

I'm so glad I only had one de tox ...
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:32 PM
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April members.....who is here and moving forward?

UBC-Dee-Carol for certain.

To all SR members....

If you are starting or re starting your recovery
this month.....please join with us.

If you do have April as your DOS ..date of sobriety
please come share with us too.

April is a time for new beginnings ....
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Old 04-06-2010, 07:25 AM
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I was much like Carol during my detox.

I really had no clue how dangerous it could be, and the first few days were very difficult.

UBC, I'm glad that you got through your detox and have been sober since April 1. That's great, and hopefully you will see benefits in all aspects of your life.
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:50 AM
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I thought about changing my name to save face, but who am I kidding, I am the queen of starting over.

I have been "trying" to quit, control, hide, sneak, lie and cheat since July 2008. Where has it gotten me? Nowhere.
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Old 04-06-2010, 10:14 AM
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I'm still here!
I have alot going on but I'm still sober! I have been having relationship problems for a very long time, and now we are taking a break. He is at his mom's and I have our son. He actually said to me "Since you quit drinking, you have been really angry at me!" Yeah, well duh! Because I was able to tolerate your ********! Ahhh, that's for another thread I suppose. Anyway, been doing alot of spring cleaning, getting all the cobwebs out of my brain, spending wonderful time with my toddler. Enjoying my life. Letting go and Letting God. Not projecting.
Last night I had a dream that I was at a party where everyone was wearing green, so it must have been St. Patty's Day. They were all wearing huge false eyelashes as well, and I was having a fabulous time, talking to everyone. Halfweay through the party, I realized that I didn't get a drink yet, and I made a mental note to go get a drink, but I kept laughing and having fun and I never made it to the bar!

That was a good dream!
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Old 04-06-2010, 01:35 PM
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I'm with Anna and Carol - I have no idea detox was dangerous. I definitely would have sought medical advice.

UBC I dunno about Carol or Anna but I just realised one day I was destined to die the way I was living, and I found (to my surprise) that I had a pretty intense desire not to do that just yet..

Once I accepted I was an alcoholic and that every drink was a step closer to the Big Sleep, I started to make some progress....

I might write my story up one of these days
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Old 04-07-2010, 06:43 AM
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I was a member of the March class, but I drank on Monday. So I'm starting over as an April class member.

I think this time I more fully realize the seriousness of my problem, so hopefully, the result will be better. Reading the posts here on the forum is very helpful and I appreciate each of you for sharing your experiences and helping others.

There is much good info on this site, and I plan on spending a lot of time here. Anyway, thanks for "listening."
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