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Old 01-14-2020, 06:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all! Well, I am proud to say, I just got out of inpatient rehab. I threw in the towel and surrendered for real. I feel great! 31 days sober!! I learned so much about my disease, recovery, and most importantly myself. I am waiting for my bag in the airport, fully aware that now the most challenging work begins. But getting over the hump, and doing numerous nights of self-reflection is exactly what I needed!

if you are struggling, and can swing it, I highly recommend going into treatment. So happy to be off the squirrel cage. I feel armed and ready! I will be back here for good.

oh, and I made it through the airport (my former BIG trigger) and the flight with nary an urge to drink. For once, I was THAT guy on the plane I wanted to be.
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welcome back Horn

did they give you any aftercare help or tips?

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That is fantastic. Please keep us updated on how you are doing. Congratulations!
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Congrats on completing your treatment and on your 31 days sober! Keep going, it gets better.
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Very much so. Week after next I am getting into an IOP program. In addition to reuniting with my AA sponsor (who has been wonderfully supportive), I plan on checking out something called Refuge Recovery — it is a Buddhist based addiction recovery program. It incorporates meditation and mindfulness— something I got a taste off in rehab. I really like it. Also SMART recovery. I want to see what works best for me. I may incorporate a bit of it all.

i know one thing: I have been through far too much, and put my loved ones through way too much, to go back. Also, my wife and I are expecting a new little girl this summer. I am blessed.
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I'm glad to hear you're feeling so good and ready to live a sober life. You'll be a great Dad.
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Horn - it's wonderful to have you back, filled with hope & joy. Congratulations on your baby girl. How exciting.
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You sound great man
congrats on the bub news too!

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Horn,

Congratulations! It sounds like inpatient was exactly what you needed, and I love that you have a plan in place for returning home.

Also, congratulations on your new little one!
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Welcome back!
You look great!!!
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Good to see you here Horn. And congrats on the baby, I have another coming shortly as well.

Here's to living a life as an example for our children. Welcome back.
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Good to see you here Horn. And congrats on the baby, I have another coming shortly as well.

Here's to living a life as an example for our children. Welcome back.
well, congrats to you! Pm me. I am going to be in NYC the second weekend in February. We should get together for dinner.
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