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Old 04-22-2015, 12:29 AM
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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.
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Old 04-22-2015, 12:35 AM
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Hi Chick,

Congratulations! This is such a massive achievement.

Thank you for sharing. I'm three days sober and find your story inspiring :-)
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Really glad to read this chickippo



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How Fantastic! Power to you. Congratulations
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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
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Way to go!
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Old 04-22-2015, 02:46 AM
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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.
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Congratulations, that's a huge milestone. It does get better with time.
Good for you, you're a miracle in the making.
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Congratulations! Keep on, Keeping on!
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Way to go, chickippo! One year is pretty epic! You should be proud.
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Pure awesomeness, a success story
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Congrats on one year, Chickippo! That is simply awesome!
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Absolutely delighted for you, Chickippo!
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Great post, chickippo! Congratulations!!!
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Inspirational! Thank you and congratulations!
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Congrats. That's amazing.
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Congrats on the first of many sober years!
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