How long have you been sober?

Posted by trellg132 @trellg132, Sun, Aug 11 1:11pm

6 months sober

Hello @trellg132. I'd like to invite @jim1208, @luckonetj, @johnwhitfield who have recently discussed their sobriety as well. If you are comfortable sharing a bit more, and only if you are comfortable, would you mind sharing with the other members what you are sober from?

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August 26th 2016 is my sober date from Alcohol.

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@JustinMcClanahan

Hello @trellg132. I'd like to invite @jim1208, @luckonetj, @johnwhitfield who have recently discussed their sobriety as well. If you are comfortable sharing a bit more, and only if you are comfortable, would you mind sharing with the other members what you are sober from?

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Alcohol ,weed

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@JustinMcClanahan

Hello @trellg132. I'd like to invite @jim1208, @luckonetj, @johnwhitfield who have recently discussed their sobriety as well. If you are comfortable sharing a bit more, and only if you are comfortable, would you mind sharing with the other members what you are sober from?

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I drank a six pack a day with 4 years of soberity within 11years. 1 1/2 years sober presently. I consider my past a journey that brought me to this life I now enjoy.

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@luckonetj

I drank a six pack a day with 4 years of soberity within 11years. 1 1/2 years sober presently. I consider my past a journey that brought me to this life I now enjoy.

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Congrats

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Well done! The last 6 months of my 24 year daily drinking were spent drinking a half gallon of whiskey daily. Darkest time of my life!

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I slipped off to other drugs but pulled up out of that

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@trellg132

Alcohol ,weed

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I work a 12 step program. I will share a little on my personal experiences. !2 step program is about getting sober, staying sober and self-improvement. All 3 are important to me. Personal growth and spiritual growth has always been part of my journey. One of my favorite sayings is " being smart is knowing half of what you are dumb at" 12step programs is an opportunity for me to stay sober with personal and spiritual growth. I have problems like everybody else! I am content and grateful most days! So, for me getting sober is so much more than just not drinking!

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@johnwhitfield

I work a 12 step program. I will share a little on my personal experiences. !2 step program is about getting sober, staying sober and self-improvement. All 3 are important to me. Personal growth and spiritual growth has always been part of my journey. One of my favorite sayings is " being smart is knowing half of what you are dumb at" 12step programs is an opportunity for me to stay sober with personal and spiritual growth. I have problems like everybody else! I am content and grateful most days! So, for me getting sober is so much more than just not drinking!

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Agreed! The thought of drinking has been removed. The emotional sobriety is been a challenge for me. Thanks for posting.

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@johnwhitfield

I work a 12 step program. I will share a little on my personal experiences. !2 step program is about getting sober, staying sober and self-improvement. All 3 are important to me. Personal growth and spiritual growth has always been part of my journey. One of my favorite sayings is " being smart is knowing half of what you are dumb at" 12step programs is an opportunity for me to stay sober with personal and spiritual growth. I have problems like everybody else! I am content and grateful most days! So, for me getting sober is so much more than just not drinking!

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That's so true thank you for sharing that piece

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@jim1208

Agreed! The thought of drinking has been removed. The emotional sobriety is been a challenge for me. Thanks for posting.

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A lot of what I'm feeling be emotional

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I think that @stsopoci @savana1 @hisgrace6992 @kamama94 @jcbonne1 may also like to join this discussion about how long a person has been sober.

@jim1208 – I'm wondering if you'd share a bit more about your mention of emotional sobriety. What does that mean for you? What have you found challenging with this?

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@lisalucier

I think that @stsopoci @savana1 @hisgrace6992 @kamama94 @jcbonne1 may also like to join this discussion about how long a person has been sober.

@jim1208 – I'm wondering if you'd share a bit more about your mention of emotional sobriety. What does that mean for you? What have you found challenging with this?

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How long you have been sober is a nice talking point but doesn’t help you Today. Day at a time! The smarter you are and creative the better the chance of creating an excuse to get into an addictive behavior. Be good to yourself and Take care of yourself!

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@stsopoci

How long you have been sober is a nice talking point but doesn’t help you Today. Day at a time! The smarter you are and creative the better the chance of creating an excuse to get into an addictive behavior. Be good to yourself and Take care of yourself!

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I don't battle with going back to it I battle with recovering from wat I use to do

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@trellg132

I don't battle with going back to it I battle with recovering from wat I use to do

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Move ahead and be your healthy self right now. Learn from your past but stay in the present. Kicking yourself from past addictions will not help. Be kind to yourself and move forward.

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