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Old 03-02-2011, 01:10 AM
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14 months clean and sober today itsme.
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:51 AM
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:50 AM
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Saw this thread for the first time today, though it started well before I joined. Reminded me of the "hippie" saying over thirty years ago; "Don't trust anybody over thirty".
Sorry, I'm an old man. Have at it.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:20 AM
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Congrats delko, that is most impressive. Keep doing what you do, it seems to be working. Good to see you too Ainslie LOL.
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:17 PM
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@Johndelko,

I am similar to you, started smoking pot at around 13, it was a daily thing by 15. Somewhere around 16 i started doing anything i could get my hands on just for the thrill of it. i gave it all up cold turkey around 18 years old, stayed sober for 2 years then began my drinking. Somehow unlike everything else alcohol got its grips around me and has been the toughest thing to shake, i think because it is readily available. Either way im about 10 weeks sober and going strong trying to keep my head up through the stress
I used booze to ease weed cravings at 20 and was drinking daily by 25, and smoking weed again *facepalm* then came the coke *eyes roll* haha now 28 clean 9 months it's awesome Funny how the alcohol seemed like the right way to go, just cross addicting. So glad I got it young(ish)
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:37 PM
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Im 28 and began drinking pretty heavy at 20 or 21. I really regret it. At 28 to have already had some of the problems I have had isnt a good thing. However today is day 51 for me!

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Old 03-04-2011, 04:27 AM
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Good on you Mike - I quit at 27 and had been drinking hard for around the same amount of time as you - its good to remember at least some of your 20s keep at it.

Im only under 30 for another month, Itsme23 you getting me a rocking chair for my birthday or what?
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:56 AM
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I am 24 and have 15 days clean. I have been in NA/AA for the past year (on St. Patrick's day!) but the longest I have stayed clean is 4 months (and the longest not counting that is 53 days).

I am trying not to look back on my past so much, though, and stay in today. TODAY I feel okay, and TODAY I want to recover.
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:59 PM
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Hey all, I'm 32 but in the first post you say "around our age group", so I'll understand that as meaning I'm ok :-). I guess I'm just at the point of turning into an old timer and the under 30s is still real fresh...

Anyways, I started out INSANELY young. First vommited-drunk at 7 (at a parent's work party finishing half-empties) and then pretty regularly from age 11, when I also started smoking pot. Substances are funny really - I never got addicted to pot and have used on and off (with very occasional use of lots of other stuff) since 11 - I just get tired of smoking after a couple of months and stop, or just smoke once every few weeks.

Alcohol however... By 14 I was drinking pretty much every weekend, and by 16 had my first stint drinking daily. I battled on and off till 21, when I was 4 years sober. For two years after starting again I was ok, only doing "normal" bingeing and having a couple after work, like pretty much everyone else around me, but the last 5 years of my life have been completely lost to the drink.

First I drank mainly for the cool factor, and to fit in, and it made me comfortable to be around others. Then I desperately wanted to be able to just have a few like everyone else... Now I want it all back.

PLEASE don't make the same mistakes I did - my 20s are gone now and my body will no longer bounce back like bodies do before 30. I kept at it young because of those few really good times but anyone with a problem young needs to realise it and move on. I'm just starting my path to recovery but I'm not losing any more of my life. If you keep flogging a dead horse you just end up covered in rancid, rotting flesh!

I've been extremely lucky, like fainting drunk and falling down a 8m cliff onto rush hour traffic and walking away with only minor bruises at 19. I bet there are plenty of others here with even worse stories and I'm sure they'll all agree you shouldn't waste another minute. You are all here because you think you have a problem. You are here because you choose life. If you crack it now you will look back and realise you made the best decision you ever made.

Damn, this did turn into a good old-fashioned, ol' timer's rant! Sorry! (big hesitation before clicking post...)
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Ainslie View Post
Im only under 30 for another month, Itsme23 you getting me a rocking chair for my birthday or what?
O please
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:11 PM
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Not to bad friend, just hanging on for the ride how about yourself
Pretty good. Got thru an insane busy week at work and finally relaxin.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:18 PM
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Just gravedug this thread up, doing good here about a year and a half or somewhere. Lost count... how is everyone?
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:28 PM
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Awesome job itsme! Ive still been around SR with lots of day ones. Finally gettin it right his time I hope, 12 days today for me.
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:50 AM
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:59 AM
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What's up guys, figured I'd join up too. I'm 24 and have 67 days clean today.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:40 AM
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I turn 26 this weekend... 17 days sober!
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:22 PM
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hang in there boozefree. good job everyone nice to see
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:35 PM
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