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Old 10-14-2017, 07:07 PM
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I am so grateful

October 14, 2012 , I found this place. Thank God, the Universe, You and me. I have not had a drop of alcohol since. I am sitting here on my couch so happy and grateful for my clear head. I will NEVER drink again.

I am grateful for my alcoholism because it made me grateful for myself.

When I stopped drinking and remained sober for a period of time I was forced to evaluate myself. If I started thinking about drinking I would ask myself,"What is so wrong here that I need to esacpe?" "What am I feeling deep down? "

So, I learned that I start drinking when I am facing rejection. Where did that come from? Why my upbringing , of course. Abusive childhood and being victimized. I drank because I believed that I was helpless and a victim.

I will never be a victim again. Victims are powerless , helpless and most important.. they are not responsible for their actions.

The people I met on this site helped me save my own life.

Thank you SoberRecovery. Thank you all of the members. If I can help anyone feel free to message me.
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Old 10-14-2017, 07:40 PM
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Old 10-14-2017, 07:50 PM
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Hi, there, my sober twin!

Sooooo glad to see you!

Congrats on 5 years!!!!!!!
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Thank you escapist - great post - and congrats on your sober time

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Congratulations, escapist!

Great post.

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