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chickippo 04-22-2015 12:29 AM

One Year Sober
it's been a tough road but the rewards are so, so worth it.

I fought and I struggled and I couldn't stay sober. I lost my job, my daughter wouldn't see me, then my marriage and my health went. I had to leave my family home. I still couldn't stop.

I am so lucky I didn't die during that last withdrawal. I'm lucky that sobriety started to stick. I stayed close to AA and SR during the first 6 months, and the support and friendship made such a difference.

my life is so much better today. if I can do this then so can you. it takes hard work but the results have been amazing.

please, if you're struggling then reach out.

thank you to everyone here - you keep me accountable on this new path of mine.

be well.:You_Rock_

JaneLane 04-22-2015 12:35 AM

Hi Chick,

Congratulations! This is such a massive achievement.

Thank you for sharing. I'm three days sober and find your story inspiring :-)

Dee74 04-22-2015 12:36 AM

Really glad to read this chickippo :)



aajajen 04-22-2015 12:41 AM

How Fantastic! Power to you. Congratulations :dance6:

MarathonMan 04-22-2015 12:51 AM

Congrats Chickippo, it's always nice to read the success stories....a little light in the dark for us still at the beginning of our journeys. Keep working your program and enjoying life, sounds like you have it beat now :)

bookmaven 04-22-2015 02:42 AM

Way to go!

chickippo 04-22-2015 02:46 AM

I have a healthy respect for the booze and know it'll always be there waiting for me - but I've accepted it's not for me any more. and honestly - once I started to work on that acceptance it started to get easier.

for anyone struggling - it really does get easier. if it didn't then I doubt I'd be typing this right now.

Ghostlight1 04-22-2015 02:54 AM

Congratulations, that's a huge milestone. It does get better with time.
Good for you, you're a miracle in the making.

GracieLou 04-22-2015 03:18 AM

Congratulations! :You_Rock_ Keep on, Keeping on!

MythOfSisyphus 04-22-2015 03:41 AM

Way to go, chickippo! One year is pretty epic! You should be proud.:a122:

mrjustin 04-22-2015 04:17 AM

Pure awesomeness, a success story

newpage119 04-22-2015 05:24 AM

Congrats on one year, Chickippo! That is simply awesome!:bbj:

HeadLump 04-22-2015 06:07 AM

Absolutely delighted for you, Chickippo! :c014: :c014: :c014:

Soberwolf 04-22-2015 06:24 AM


firstymer 04-22-2015 09:36 AM

Great post, chickippo! Congratulations!!! :nyc

SDH73 04-22-2015 09:38 AM

Inspirational! Thank you and congratulations!

CuriousCatfish 04-22-2015 09:42 AM

Congrats. That's amazing. :)

Gonnachange 04-22-2015 09:56 AM


least 04-22-2015 10:03 AM

Congrats on the first of many sober years! :a122:

CAPTAINZING2000 04-22-2015 10:33 AM

grats on a year :)

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