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Old 01-04-2006, 12:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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For the newcomer: 9 months today!


I didn't want to post that I've been sober for 9 months to get praise. I wanted to share it with the newcomer so they can see that it does work and how it works....


I joined AA and went to meetings.
Got a sponsor and called that sponsor frequently
Joined a group and got active
Asked for help
And most importantly, didn't pick up a drink or a drug, NO MATTER WHAT!


As a result of doing those five simple things one day at a time,
my outlook on life has done a complete 180. I feel amazing. I love and am true to myself, and I don't drink or drug.

What I have today is here for the taking. It's available to anyone who wants to get and stay sober....


Hope that helps someone, somewhere..
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Old 01-04-2006, 12:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 01-04-2006, 12:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That's awesome! Congratulations on 9 months! And thanks so much for sharing your progress with the newcomers. It's so inspirational. AA/NA works if you work it! Keep up the great work, Anna.
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Old 01-04-2006, 02:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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NINE MONTHS IS FANTASTIC, THANKS FOR SHARING ANNA
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Old 01-04-2006, 04:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for sharing the hope, Anna. Congrats on 9 months.
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Old 01-04-2006, 05:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Congratulations on your 9 months!! That is fantastic!!

Keep doing what you're doing and you'll keep getting what you're getting!!
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Old 01-04-2006, 05:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thank you, Anna. I needed to hear that today.

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Old 01-04-2006, 05:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Holy cow 9 months way to go keep up the good work.
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Old 01-05-2006, 08:21 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Congrats, Anna!! Yep, you DO give us newbies something to strive for and look forward to. Your words always give me hope, so thanks for sharing!!!

Wooo hoooooo - 9 months!!
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Old 01-05-2006, 11:27 AM   #10 (permalink)
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congrats Anna on 9 months that is great. I cant wait till I get to 9 months, I know my life is totally different at almost 7 months, and I am looking forward to what is in store for me. congrats again.
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Old 01-05-2006, 01:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Inspirational or what!! Keep at it
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Old 01-05-2006, 01:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Holy Cow is right! Well done, what an inspiration!
Good for you!
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Old 01-13-2006, 09:56 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Anna, thanks for sharing hope with us!
You are an inspiration and you have helped me so much.

I'm glad that you are here!!
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Old 01-14-2006, 10:09 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Thanks for sharing your success story - it works!
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Old 01-14-2006, 10:54 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Thank you Anna, for someone like me who has been sober for only 2 days its encouraging to think that I may be able to stay clean for 9 months also.
I really hope so as I want it so bad.
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Old 01-14-2006, 11:25 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Anna Ive wondered about the months, years and days thing myself. I thought it was funny at first but now I do not. Its a reward in itself Its an accomplishment it needs to be rewarded. Its a way the appreciate the hard work it takes to stay sober and it is hard work even though you all make it look easy. I like it and I think its great. 2 days 9 months 25 years all the same little accomplishment unto the big picture staying sober for ones who have the disease of alcoholism. 2 days wupee 9 months wupee. For me its 14th day and I deserve to be rewarded, Im special. I have a special disease. Im in a very special club of smart hard working people> I thank you all for inviting me into your very rare air.
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Old 01-14-2006, 07:59 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Old 01-15-2006, 03:32 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Thanks Anna,

I won't say I'm "looking forward" to nine months sober as much as I'm looking forward to the rest of my life sober. Don't get me wrong, nine months is an extremely significant milestone--congratulations. Here's looking forward to the rest of our lives everyone. :beerchug:

P.S. That's rootbeer in those mugs.
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Old 01-15-2006, 09:42 AM   #19 (permalink)
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WAY TO GO ON THE 9 MONTHS.Jest remember to keep your gaurd up and everything will be alright.
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