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Old 07-02-2013, 09:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Good Morning Everyone,
After years of consuming approximately 1 liter of vodka per day, going through delirium tremens, suffering a seizure and, subsequently, a broken shoulder - I was able to realize some personal strength today. I have been sober for almost a year, but a stressful situation presented itself this morning - one that previously would have made me turn instantly to the bottle. The urge was there like I was staring it in the face. I slowed down, stopped, realized how far I have come and let the urge to drink pass me. I am an alcoholic. I am also pleased with myself for paring down the situation to what it is - an addiction - and one that I can and have to fight.

Stand up for yourself when alcoholic cravings hit you! You are stronger than you might think.

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Thank you the inspiring words! Yes, sobriety is one of the most challenging things I have ever embarked on. It takes courage and persistence but it is worth it.
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Thanks for sharing, great that you were able to let the urge pass without acting on it. Take care.
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Congratulations on your year of sobriety, Ryan.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:11 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome Ryan - you'll find a lot of support here.
congrats on your near year

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Old 07-02-2013, 03:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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We're happy you found us Ryan. Thank you for the positive attitude and hope. Glad to hear of your one year sober - that's wonderful.
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