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Old 11-16-2011, 01:24 PM   #61 (permalink)
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I know I'm recovering because I haven't been badly car sick in over 2 weeks.
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Old 11-16-2011, 03:12 PM   #62 (permalink)
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.... Because today I care not only about myself but about others as well.
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:40 PM   #63 (permalink)
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:12 AM   #64 (permalink)
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:49 PM   #65 (permalink)
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Because I don't feel like I'm missing anything when my friends re-cap their boozy nights out.

(Suckers! I was home relaxing while you were trying to dodge getting a DUI.)
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:10 PM   #66 (permalink)
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:36 PM   #67 (permalink)
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...the way I feel about myself is getting better and better, and what other people think of me is becoming less and less important. How refreshing!!
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:47 PM   #68 (permalink)
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:06 PM   #69 (permalink)
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because I was able to sleep under a blanket (room temperature) without waking up in a pool of my own sweat (or worse, another bodily fluid).
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Old 11-26-2011, 12:57 PM   #70 (permalink)
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:03 AM   #71 (permalink)
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Old 12-24-2011, 09:16 PM   #72 (permalink)
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Hi everyone, this is my first post here.
I know my sobriety is improving because I have learnt it is better to be happy than right
now I just need to apply it more often.
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Old 12-26-2011, 01:10 PM   #73 (permalink)
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Good decision. Sounds like your going through a hard time and your getting awake up call!I encourage Your decisions! We only have control over our own decisions.We cant always have control over the results but the decision to not take that first drink will make for happier results most all the time.
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Old 12-26-2011, 01:14 PM   #74 (permalink)
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AMEN! I like the benefit of sobriety learning to love myself!
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Because I feel so much optimism and hope for my life since I quit drinking. Anything is possible!!!
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:09 AM   #76 (permalink)
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I don't understand...

I know my sobriety is improving because,

1. I don't understand why emergency vehicles have to drive through relatively deserted streets in the small, nondescript town in which I live with their audible warning devices switched on ???

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2. Neither do I understand why when my local supermarket opens at 8am, the only people then being present are a few shoppers, the 'alkies' in for their morning 'fix', as I once did, plus a few members of staff, they constantly have to blast out prolonged messages over the tannoy not to promote sales, but to get staff organised! Eh??? There's hardly anyone in the place.
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:41 PM   #77 (permalink)
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Despite the fact that the neighbours right in front of my flat in this block smoke pot constantly, and I can smell it everytime I go near my front door I'm not intererested in using any sort of drugs anymore. Pot was a big problem for me, now I'm just irritated rather than tempted by the smell.

Had a ton of stress due to mental health problems and living in a horrible neighbourhood. People I had used with have been hassling me, but I told them I'm not interested. Even got threats off them but instead of using I just call my (sober) friend to comfort me and have some laughs and great conversations. Damn the 'friends' who used are boring to speak to!
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:08 PM   #78 (permalink)
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I know my sobriety is improving because when something bad happens that I previously would have used over (like my boyfriend, and father of my child relapsing and lying to my face about it until I got a urine screen) I decide to stop another negative habit and start a positive one. This crisis = better personal hygiene and no facebook.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:28 AM   #79 (permalink)
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Recently I was planning my summer vacation and my first thought was, "No need for all-inclusive resorts because I won't be drinking." That's HUGE for me!

In the past, I would stop drinking for a month or two leading up to my trip. Because I wanted to go hog wild on vacation without feeling guilty!
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:43 PM   #80 (permalink)
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The quality....

I know my sobriety is improving because I realise it's the quality of my everyday existence, enhanced by my efforts , on a daily basis to make spiritual progress, rather than the quantity of my days spent in recovery....
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