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Old 03-04-2015, 06:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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4 Years!


I celebrated my four year sober anniversary on the first! I found SR searching for "sober 6 months and depressed". The newness and excitement of sobriety had worn off and I was down. I made it through that first year and things have been getting better and better slowly but surely. Part of me still says "I'm sober? Me?" Yep! No cigs, no beer, and no weed. I still have bad days, and I still have a lot of work to do. But, my friends, we can do it! Much love y'all!
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Old 03-04-2015, 06:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That's wonderful Ted! Four years is huge.
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Old 03-04-2015, 06:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Congratulations Ted! That is awsome.

More power to you!
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Exellent post Lorax really chuffed for you 4 years is amazing

Well done bud
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Awesome and inspirational!
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Congratulations ted! Well done!
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Congratulations, Smiling from ear to ear for you. 4 years is fabulous : )
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Said to me: live, live, live!
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Awesome on 4 years! Congrats!
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Four years sober is wonderful! Thanks for sharing your good news.
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I celebrated my four year sober anniversary on the first!
Hi Ted! - You're the best. I'm shedding that tear of happiness on your behalf.

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Congratulations Lorax!!

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Amazing stuff fella. Keep moving forward
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That's fantastic, Ted! Wow, four years! That's quite a milestone, and you should be proud of it.
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I realized I could probably go on drinking like this for maybe two or three more years, or live for another two or three decades...but not both. Suddenly the choice became crystal clear.
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well done.
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Huge congratulations!

These posts are so inspiring to read. Resonate well with the "6 months sober and depressed". Thank you for sharing & giving this depressed guy one more reason to keep going.

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Congrats! Four years is HUGE
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