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Old 07-02-2013, 09:25 AM   #1 (permalink)

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Standing my Ground

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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Old 07-02-2013, 09:33 AM   #2 (permalink)

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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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Old 07-02-2013, 09:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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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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Old 07-02-2013, 09:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Congratulations on your year of sobriety, Ryan.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

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Old 07-02-2013, 10:11 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Congrats to you!
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:56 PM   #6 (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.
You are so much more than the worst thing you've ever done. Fr. Greg Boyle

A little voice deep inside me said, "Hello, I am here." It was a small voice, & sounded as if it were buried underneath the cushions of my couch. It was my soul...I had forgotten it.

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