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Old 03-08-2016, 06:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've never been to a AA meeting that got me sober. I like to believe i did it on my own. I don't remember what got me sober because there were quite a few things that got me to rock bottom.
During the time I gave up alcohol, I would read so much about alcoholism, sobriety, breaking habits, controlling self-control. I'd spent so much time on thinking about being sober and counting my sober date that I felt I wasted my years. I could of gone to school, I could of joined a gym, I could of done something to make my self better. Yes, I know all this work got me where I am today, 900 days sober. (A bit of advice for the ones that are thinking about quitting addiction, do something that will help you in the future instead of watching/waiting the clock/days/years go by) You won't get them back.
I know I wasted my days being a drunken slob but I thought me being sober would smarten me up. Sober is a accomplishment in it self but u still have "life" to accomplished. Career, college degree, house, wife, children. I know for some this isn't important but being sober doesn't stop there.
For the first time of my life I feel like my life is pushing me in the right direction. I'm 30 years old, I have a car, i have a job, got employee of the month, I have a safe place to sleep, i get my hair cut every two weeks, I bought my girlfriend a expensive diamond ring, Im getting married and can afford a wedding, I have money in the bank, we got a loan for a house. I wouldn't be able to do all this if I wasn't sober. This sounds so basic/normal but for a alcoholic it's very difficult.
There is time like these past two weeks where I wanted a cold beer regardless of how many days or years its been I still think about drinking. It's so easy to drink a beer but it's hard to stay away. I still get anxiety and depression, I eat healthy but it usually goes away the next day. I've learn to deal with stress but it doesn't go away. It's always gonna be there but this time I'm sober.
I've never talk about my problem with anybody, I think my girlfriend (I mean fiancée) has a idea but I don't talk with her about it. I usually read or google somebody's story. So that's how I found sober recovery, this is my first time posting. I needed to vent, I feel by me writing this is helping me understand where I was and where I am now.
This is all based on my opinion and experience, this doesn't mean I am right so take it as you please.
Favorite quote: "You enter sobriety, GOOD now get your ass off that couch and do something"
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Welcome to the family and congrats on 900 days sober!
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Hi & Welcome AndyGreg
Congrats on 900 days!
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Congrats AndyGreg! That's awesome.
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Congrats on 900 days! Wow. That's quite an accomplishment. And you're absolutely right: life doesn't stop and wait for you to break any cycles.
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Thank you for sharing AndyGreg! And congrats in 900 days!
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Thanks for the post and sharing. I find myself wasting a lot of days! I'm a young attractive girl who can do a lot w her life, make a lot of money, and endlessly learn new things. instead I do a lot silly things in place of those quite often.;] Luckily drugs aren't a part of the picture anymore.

Also luckily I earned a Bachelor's, I keep busy, and have reached most milestones I guess. Next up is marriage...

Congrats on your engagement!
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congrats on 900 days, there are so many articles about recovery who knows what to believe.
I have read most alcoholics just quit without any recovery program like you did, I personally like fellowship with like minded addicted people it makes the journey easier for me plus we can help others.
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That is really great AndyGreg. Congratulations.May your efforts inspire others as well.
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Congratulations AndyGreg. That's why I gave up alcohol; I felt like I wasn't spending enough time doing the things I wanted to do being creative!
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Welcome AndyGreg! Congrats on 900 days. Well done!
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Andy's post is actually from a year ago.
I hope he's still doing well

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