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Old 02-20-2018, 09:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Greetings all! Itís been quite a while since Iíve posted on here. I still lurk, but Iíve not felt that Iíve had much to share lately. That said however, here I am. This Sunday, I will be two years in recovery on this go. This has had me thinking about the nightmare relapse that led up to my recovery. I find myself today absolutely swimming in gratitude for the communities that supported me and stood by me, believing that I could put down the bottle and come back to the land of the living. I still cringe when I think about my posts discussing getting free from my addiction to sleeping pills, while bragging that I was successfully drinking with some moderation. We all know how long that delusion lasts... That all being said, I wake up every day celebrating another day free from active addiction and terrifying withdrawals. I feel like my relationship with my wife is in a place that I never even imagined while I was drinking/drugging. And I say all of this, because if I can come back from deathís door, from a world where the police had to make welfare checks on me because I couldnít answer my phone, and can make a new, sober life in service to others, then there is hope for anyone who is suffering under the burden of addiction. Stay strong, and never be afraid to acknowledge your limitations! We can help each other out of this misery, and back into the joy of living!
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Awesome stuff, thank you for sharing. I looked back at your old posts and it's very clear you've walked a long and strong road to get here.

Looks like we f'king joined around the same time as well. Time and tide wait for no man.

Hopefully you stick around.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Congratulations on almost 2 years.....a wonderful achievement. A big thank you for the encouragement to the newcomers.
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What an awesome post - thank you! And congrats on your sober time
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It's good to hear that change is possible. I'm happy your life has been restored to you. I'm right in the middle of facing myself at 9 months sober, and am glad of the encouragement.
It'll be exciting to live in reality for once! Keep going
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Old 02-20-2018, 03:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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congratulations!! thanks for sharing.
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I'm having a tough day today and you've inspired me to keep going. Well done on two years.
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Old 02-20-2018, 04:04 PM   #9 (permalink)
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You got this Rar!
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@ Sweatyhands: "I'm getting too old for this relapsing."

Me too!
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Old 02-21-2018, 05:42 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Two is a great achievement SH. Really well done!
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