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Old 02-02-2015, 09:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am new here, obviously. I'm 37 years old and a 20 year meth addict. I am almost 140 days completely clean and sober today, and thats the longest stretch I have in my adult life, outside of jail or prison. I'm tired. I'm tired of running from things I can't see, tired of turning away from LIFE, tired of the revolving door that prison seems to be, both the prison of addiction, and the prison that seems to come as a result of getting arrested because of addiction.

I wanna be a grown up. I wanna be a daddy. I wanna have a life, a job, a home. I wanna be a son and a big brother. I wanna have feelings. I wanna be trustworthy, loved, respected, and accepted.

I am gonna make it.
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Old 02-02-2015, 09:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-02-2015, 09:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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OC, giving up meth after so long is huge. Well done, and I'm sure all the grown-up things you really want will be in reach now.
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Old 02-02-2015, 09:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I am alcoholic but relate to how addiction put my life on hold. I lost my career, finances, condo, car, and the girl before I turned 30. As my friends and peers all settled down, marriage, kids etc, I descended further into alcoholism.

I am 38 now, sober for a year, and putting the pieces back together. Let's do this
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Old 02-03-2015, 05:48 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 02-03-2015, 06:00 AM   #7 (permalink)
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You will make it, man! I was 36 when I got sober, and I'm just 39 now....my life and relationships have really turned around. Stick around the forum, and seek support often. As you can see, I have over 3000 posts over the past few years. SR really has helped me in both hard times and good times. Welcome aboard buddy!
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Old 02-03-2015, 06:17 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Welcome!! You've got this! You can have all the things that you listed
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Yes you am! Pun intended as your choice of words puts you in the right now and that's where all the action is. Congrats!
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Old 02-03-2015, 07:02 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Old 02-03-2015, 07:03 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:43 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Hi and welcome. You can do it. Be vigilant. Keep coming here. Its a great community. I understand. Being tired. More than just not sleeping. Mental exhaustion. Exhaustion of the spirit. This is a better life, sober.
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Old 02-03-2015, 10:09 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Hi! I have a brother and a sister who are both clean after 20+ years of meth. They are rebuilding their lives. They both say the most important thing they did was cut all ties with old user/friends.

you can do this! welcome to SR!

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Welcome, orderlychaos, to SR. What beautiful goals you have set!!!!

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Old 02-03-2015, 01:35 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum! I am 35 and getting clean and sober here as well. Almost 2 months for me. This forum helps me SO MUCH through the all the hills and valleys of recovery.
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