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Old 06-03-2015, 03:33 PM
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5 years today.....

...... and I haven't been to a meeting in probably 2 years. I previously had 11 years of sobriety, but then I relapsed. I used to go to meetings regularly, and just about all of my friends are in recovery. I moved out of town a couple of years ago, and just stopped going to meetings. Nobody knows I don't go anymore except my wife. Anyway, I just happened to remember that today is my sobriety b'day, and I thought I'd post something. I keep telling myself that I should start the meeting thing again, but I just keep putting it off. Not sure why. So, that's where I'm at.
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Old 06-03-2015, 03:37 PM
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Congrats! Thanks for the post

You could certainly help others by going to some meetings I would imagine. Surely your story is highly relevant.

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Old 06-03-2015, 03:47 PM
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Congrats! 5 years is amazing. ;-)
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Old 06-03-2015, 03:50 PM
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Welcome aboard Dennis - congrats on your 5 years

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Old 06-03-2015, 03:54 PM
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Five years is wonderful. Welcome to the family.
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Old 06-03-2015, 04:03 PM
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Welcome to SR, dennis, and congratulations on five years of sobriety; well done.
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Congrats on five years!!!:-)
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Old 06-03-2015, 04:44 PM
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Welcome and congratulations on 5 years sober!
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Old 06-03-2015, 04:54 PM
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5 years is pretty awesome.

I'm just a few days shy of 4 years - also fairly awesome. ��
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Old 06-04-2015, 02:39 PM
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Welcome to the Forum Dennis!! 5 Years is fantastic!!
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No matter if I was scared half to death
to find new meetings in a new town
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in that Houston lunch hour traffic to
make a noon meeting.

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to my AA meetings and caught up with
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time with them sharing their own ESH -
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after alcohol or drugs.

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The very gift that allows me to live a healthier,
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SR continues to be my main source to pass
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Congratulations on your five years!
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Congrats on 5 years!!
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Welcome to SR, and congrats on five years! That's pretty epic!
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Old 06-05-2015, 02:47 AM
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Congrats on your 5 years! That's soo awesome!!
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Congrats on five years.

Recovery for me is a lifestyle and part of the lifestyle is AA. I have heard too many first person accounts of what happens to people who stop going meetings.
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Wow...this is wonderful....Congratulations!
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