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Old 07-27-2017, 08:39 AM
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Two Years of Sobriety

I just wanted to say that I couldn't have done this without SR.

I was in a pretty bad way 2 years ago. Withdrawals in the morning, physical pain, fear of impending doom, anxiety through the roof, and a dying parent.

I had already tried to quit many times and failed - until I committed to "saying no" once and for all.

For the newbies that are looking for help and support - you will find it here, but you will also need to get downright serious about making a plan and sticking to it. That's the hard part. Load up your sobriety toolbox with every means available.

There are no excuses for those of us who want to claim their lives back.

You can do this and you want to do this. Otherwise, you wouldn't be here.

Love to you all,

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Old 07-27-2017, 09:20 AM
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Congratulations Dyl, that is fantastic. You should be proud. I don't count days but I know it will be 2 years for me in October of this year.
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Congratulations, Dylan! I'm lad your hard work has paid off.
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Thanks for posting and congrats on 2 years!
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Thanks, everyone.

The hard work is indeed paying off.

And although I look at this as a success and a milestone - I'm still going to have to remain vigilant about not drinking for the rest of my life, because I know that if I get lazy about my recovery - my old ways could easily creep back into my life......with a vengeance.

But I have to admit, what's nice about 2 years sober is that most of my underlying anxiety has dissipated, and I can now accept life on life's terms, without running towards the bottle every time something happens that I do not like or cannot control.

My brain feels clearer - I can make better decisions, enjoy social situations more easily, and I have more time and energy to play my guitar, grow my hot peppers, and write interesting short stories.
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Congratulations on 2 years - I love hearing success stories X
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Nice one Dylan, 2 years is great!
Many more years ahead to keep those tools sharp
Onwards!
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Congrats on 2 years, well done!!! 👍

Keep going!
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Congrats and THANK YOU for sharing ..

Great stuff !
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But I have to admit, what's nice about 2 years sober is that most of my underlying anxiety has dissipated, and I can now accept life on life's terms, without running towards the bottle every time something happens that I do not like or cannot control.

My brain feels clearer - I can make better decisions, enjoy social situations more easily, and I have more time and energy to play my guitar, grow my hot peppers, and write interesting short stories.
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Nice Dylan, it's great to here a success story. Very uplifting post.
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Two years - how wonderful, Dylan. I hear you on the anxiety thing. I drank, in part, to calm myself down & enjoy life more. Little did I know it would backfire so horribly - I made things so much worse. Proud of you for this great accomplishment! Thanks for sharing this good news with us all.
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Originally Posted by Dyl71 View Post
The hard work is indeed paying off.

But I have to admit, what's nice about 2 years sober is that most of my underlying anxiety has dissipated, and I can now accept life on life's terms, without running towards the bottle every time something happens that I do not like or cannot control.

My brain feels clearer - I can make better decisions, enjoy social situations more easily, and I have more time and energy to play my guitar, grow my hot peppers, and write interesting short stories.
^^^^^^^^^^^yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Awesome, Dylan

and, yes to the continued vigilance, I guard my sobriety like the precious jewel that it is!

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