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Old 07-05-2012, 08:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Who made it through July 4th?


To all of you who made it, congratulations!

To any of you who didn't, keep coming back! It is a powerful dis-ease. It is a baffling dis-ease. It is a cunning dis-ease.

I have fell off the sobriety path more times than I have stayed sober. This is the first time in my life I have made it 6 months, One Day At A Time!

When we relapse the most: Christmas
The 2nd most: July 4th

How many alcoholics/addicts get sober: 1 out of 100
How many make it past two years: 1 out of 7000
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Congrats soberbrooke. This was my second sober 4th.
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4th of July was a non-issue for me. Went to a bbq and didn't miss drinking. Not to say I didn't have a fleeting thought of a beer.... It didn't last. Like you said, if someone didn't get through yesterday without drinking, we're all here and get what it's like to start over!
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Congratulations on six months.

I had the best 4th ever. Watched kids and fireworks. Drove sober. Woke up fresh as a daisy!
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Had a sober 4th, probably one of the few since I was 16. On day 11. Haven't posted until now because I rarely get beyond day 5 or 6 and only a few times past 10. I am using a combo of AVRT and prayer. Haven't had much luck with AA in the past, but if I get past 30 days, plan to take in some meetings. They say AVRT and AA don't mix, but I'm one of those people that can take what I need and leave the rest of about anything.

Thanks for the stats, soberbrooke - very interesting. And congrats on 6 months! I'll have 6 months if I make it to Christmas Day, and I certainly plan to.
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Had some issues last night but not with me drinking. I had no desire to drink last night!
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thankfully I made it, not just yesterday, but Tuesday as well when I went out to dinner to a place that had 35 beers on tap many of which I enjoy! Congrats to all of you as well.
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It was my first sober 4th of July in 11years!
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Here! I've gone through a sober 4th but not in some time.
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Congrats to everyone who stayed the course and made it through. I also had a sober 4th of July, the first one in too many years to remember. Spending the last month on SR first lurking and then as a member has been very helpful in making that happen. A many Thanks to all of you!
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I made it!! 33 days sober today. Congrats to all of you!!
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:41 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by soberbrooke View Post
How many alcoholics/addicts get sober: 1 out of 100
How many make it past two years: 1 out of 7000
Well, that's a bit depressing to read

Do you have a source? i'm curious as to where these stats originate.

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We can prove those stats wrong right here. Lets lets stay on the beam all.
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Made it through and actually forced myself to go to a party I didn't want to go to. I went to make my husband happy. It was just as boring and uncomfortable as I thought it would be, but I sat through it. Huge victory for me, tomorrow will be three weeks for me.
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I did!!! I am Canadian so my circumstances were different - I had to be closing bartender to cover for a friend at the pub I work for. I so dislike bartending, especially at night, and have been trying to get out of it but have had no other luck with jobs. Anyway, I was offered so so many shots and we also get drinks but I managed to say no to everything!!! It was also a bad anniversary date for me too - but yes I made it through!
Congrats to all down south who remember seeing the fireworks last evening!!!
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I did; had a nice dinner then a concert and fireworks with the fam.

It was fun!
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Well, I don't know about statistics, but I was sober for 8 years then drank again, then 9 years then drank again. Now I am 10.5 months sober, and and I don't think I have a relapse/recovery left in me.
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I made it. Went to park, they were having a carnival no alcohol there. Fireworks did not start until 10pm got home at 11pm went to bed at 11:15 really tired. With no alcohol being served it helped.
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