How long have you been sober or substance-free?

Posted by trellg132 @trellg132, Aug 11, 2019

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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