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Old 04-09-2010, 06:31 PM
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Today is the 8th day I have gone without having a drink or a cigarette. I have tried to get sober many times over the years but there is something different about this time. I am starting to get it. I know that I can not make deals with myself or jump off this journey called sobriety. I have to say day 1-5 was the hardest for me. For all of you that are on your first few days hang in there just in a short period of time you will feel better.. It is so nice waking up in the morning and and not worrying about what I did or said the night before. It is nice to go to work not hung over. My mind is much clearer. My depression from drinking is better and my anxiety is gone. My lungs feel better when I breath. The greatest help to me is this website and all of the support that I have gotten from everyeone. Thank you all so much. Now the real work begins... but I am ready!
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:41 PM
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Congratulations on your 8 days STFM - that's a great start!

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Old 04-09-2010, 07:21 PM
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Eight days IS a great start! And it will keep on getting better. Congrats on your first week.
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That's awesome! Congrats on a great start!
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:26 PM
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Congratulations on 8 days!!! Good for quitting smoking too!! I need to do that.
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:51 AM
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8 days is a Great Start!
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:55 AM
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8 days very cool
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:37 AM
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Congrats on 8 days Sobertime,

You say "Now the real work begins... but I am ready!"

For me I went to Alcoholics Anonymous, found a sponsor and a home group, and I began to work the 12 steps of AA. That is what has made all the difference for me. The key is to start some kind of recovery plan. Hey if AA is not for you then there are other recovery programs out there you could work, just remember the plan you choose, work the hole program. And one other thing before you start a program you need to have a open mind, Don't decide I 'm not going to do that, that's no going to work for me. Open, Open your mind and give it an honest try.

Recovery is a lot of hard work but it's so worth it. For me I never thought my life could be this good!!

Good Luck on your Journey!!
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:48 AM
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9 Days now, right? Congrats! I'm at the beginning of my re-started sober journey too. Good luck to us both!
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:56 AM
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Good for you!

It sounds like you have a good attitude!
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