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Old 05-12-2013, 09:49 AM
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HitRockBottom70 has 1 year!!

Please join me in congratulating HitRockBottom70 on achieving one year of sobriety today!! He has worked so hard through the ups and downs of this first year, and has been an immense source of support, especially to his Class of May mates. He is an inspiration and proves this can be done!! Here's to many more HRB!!
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Huge congratulations, HitRockBottom70!

One year - it's just incredible!!!

Best wishes to you and have a great sober day)
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You are truly my hero my friend.

You have held me up through my rockiest times and I'm so so proud of you.

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Old 05-12-2013, 09:56 AM
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:58 AM
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Hitrockbottom, your picture has gone up on my wall! You have reached an amazing milestone, I hope you are proud of your wonderful achievement. Brilliant
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:04 AM
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YOU ROCK! NO more Rockbottom, HitRockbottom!!!! ( hope that came out right)
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Congrats, what a wonderful achievement!!
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:25 AM
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That's wonderful! Congratulations on one year!!!
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:40 AM
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Congrats HRB. Hitting one year is an achievement. I was so proud when I got mine. Keep on keeping on.

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Old 05-12-2013, 10:52 AM
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Thank you for the thread OLL! And thank you all for helping me celebrate.

Last year I had no clue how to do this. I was lost, depressed and could not see my way out of it. I thank the universe that I found this site and joined. I had quit many times before and always returned to drinking. This drinking always got worse.

May 11 last year I was off work and had plans to take our dog down to the park when my partner got home from work. I decided that I would have a margarita before he came home. Then another. Well after that, all bets were off and I went to the liquor store to get a bottle of tequila. By the time he got home I was passed out. He thought I was going to die and was not sure how much I drank because I hid the bottle. I don’t remember a thing, but he did not sleep to make sure I kept breathing. The next day I had to call off work in the afternoon because 24 hours was not enough time to get the alcohol out of my system. This was the first time I ever had to call in. My partner was not talking to me. I was disgusted with myself. I hated myself. I was suicidal.

I joined this site and was welcomed by some of the most amazing people in the world. I found hope that day. I asked questions and was given great advice that I used to make my strategy for quitting.

I joined the May 2012 group and it has been an amazing journey. Having a group of people who are going through the same thing was really important. I found most people were going through the same feelings I was and never felt alone. When I was having trouble, others were able to help me put things back into perspective. I could return the favor when others were having trouble. It has become a family to me.

That is one thing about this site, I never lost hope. Sometimes I log on and get support from just reading, sometimes people support me, and other times I find hope by trying to help others. After a year this hope still burns within me.

If anyone is thinking about quitting, please do it. If you have just quit, keep going, things really do get better. If you have quit and it has been 6 months and that voice in your head is telling you “You proved you can drink responsibly”, don’t believe it. I can honestly say things just keep getting better. A bed of roses? Nope. But I have NEVER regretted my decision to quit and stay quit because it is allowing me to grow and make my life what I want it to be.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:03 PM
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Great post and congrats on 1 year!!
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That's awesome! I'm a HRB fan!
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Congrats HRB!
Celebrate it coz u earned it
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:06 PM
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Congratulations! This is such a great accomplishment. I hope that you got to celebrate in some way. It's amazing to think how far each of us comes. Thanks for giving back to the community too!
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:10 PM
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HRB - What a fantastic post! Congrats on reaching the one year mark; you worked hard for it, earned it and most importantly, deserve it!

Keep shining
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:35 PM
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Congratulations again Rock

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Old 05-13-2013, 02:32 AM
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Thank you all.

No, I did not get a chance to celebrate because I had to work. Kinda fitting since I had to call out sick last year because I was still drunk from the day before. Sobriety Rocks!

I get to celebrate today though
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