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Old 12-22-2014, 10:31 PM
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A year ago...

A year ago I was I was hitting rock bottom. I was drinking too much, too early, and too often.

I would come here and read all the successful sober stories and think "Maybe one day, but I really need a drink right now."

I knew I had to stop drinking. I wanted to stop drinking. But I didn't know how.

I thought that drinking was the only way I had to manage my anxiety and my fears. But it was making me ill and it was definitely not helping me.

I kept coming here anyway. I tried several times to stop poisoning myself. I failed, and I got back up and tried again.

I got depressed, and frustrated, and angry, and even more frustrated...but I kept coming back.

And every time I was welcomed aboard. Sometimes with compassion and sometimes with tough love. But I never felt I couldn't come here with my tail between my legs and ask for help one more time

I don't even know how long I've been sober for. I don't count. It works better for me that way. But I do know that today I am alive and sober thanks to SR.

So to all of you that at some point took the time to reply to my posts or send me a message, and even phone me:

THANK YOU for saving my life!

And to all of you that are still lurking: Don't give up! Keep coming back here. Reach out. If you fall down seven times, get up eight. Keep trying, keep learning. And eventually you will find the best method that works for you!

Bless you all


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Thanks for a great post Patricia - Merry Christmas

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Brilliant post, Patricia - and brilliant achievement too! So pleased and happy for you
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Good job, (((((Patricia))))))

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Old 12-23-2014, 12:03 AM
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Congratulations...one year is a milestone..it is massive and it is wonderful...
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Well done on 1 year! A really lovely post.

Congratulations.
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Old 12-23-2014, 12:48 AM
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Brilliant, Patricia.
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Old 12-23-2014, 01:25 AM
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Well done on a year patricia and happy christmas
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Awesome, thanks for the post!
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Old 12-23-2014, 06:15 AM
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Right on, Patricia!
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Old 12-23-2014, 06:16 AM
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Awesome job Patricia!
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Old 12-23-2014, 06:18 AM
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Great Patricia! You sound very focused and ready for a better life.
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Old 12-23-2014, 06:18 AM
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Great post, Patricia.

Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-23-2014, 06:23 AM
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amazing ! keep it up you are blessed merry christmas
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Old 12-23-2014, 06:36 AM
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Awesome on the one year, congrats! Merry Christmas!!
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Great post. Congrats on your success, and Merry Christmas.
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Old 12-23-2014, 10:23 AM
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Fantastic post Patricia!!
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Old 12-24-2014, 01:00 AM
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Great post. What a difference a year can make!
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Old 12-24-2014, 06:47 AM
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So happy for you, Patricia.

I hope I can say the same in eight months' time.

Merry Christmas
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