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  1. My Good bye Letter

    Started by Peg1960, December 14, 2015 10:54 AM
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    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 222,607
    February 14, 2019, 7:17 PM Go to last post
  2. 33 Years Today!

    Started by JvB, January 23, 2017 10:42 AM
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    • Replies: 53
    • Views: 188,832
    May 18, 2021, 4:16 AM Go to last post
  3. Leaf has 4 years!...wait what?

    Started by leaf, December 15, 2016 8:29 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 63
    • Views: 155,113
    December 18, 2020, 1:12 AM Go to last post
  4. Thumbs up It took a while, but I FINALLY got it!

    Started by RisingTide, February 19, 2014 12:36 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 129,470
    March 26, 2015, 1:39 AM Go to last post
  5. Two Years getting SMART

    Started by LobsterTank, July 15, 2017 3:08 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 115,489
    October 4, 2017, 6:58 AM Go to last post
  6. 95 days sober - what finally worked for me

    Started by Wintercat, June 6, 2018 2:21 PM
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 100,153
    September 26, 2019, 6:16 AM Go to last post
  7. Unexpected Benefits of Being Sober

    Started by HeidiM, July 30, 2017 8:43 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 82,302
    October 16, 2020, 10:16 AM Go to last post
  8. I hit FIVE years!!

    Started by Dee, November 23, 2014 1:58 PM
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 68,491
    March 30, 2015, 5:40 AM Go to last post
  9. Smile Celebrating Ten Years Clean and Sober

    Started by Questor7, August 4, 2015 12:38 PM
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 67,447
    August 9, 2016, 3:53 PM Go to last post
  10. Talking Six months off marijuana

    Started by Arne, August 6, 2015 4:41 AM
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 57,832
    March 23, 2020, 1:34 PM Go to last post
  11. Sober Time

    Started by lynn50, June 30, 2018 12:30 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 55,395
    October 15, 2019, 9:40 AM Go to last post
  12. Recovery from Food Addiction / Binge Eating

    Started by RobertaDa, March 4, 2014 6:54 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 49,541
    May 7, 2015, 12:31 AM Go to last post
  13. Four Years into a Different Life

    Started by LobsterTank, July 18, 2019 2:28 PM
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 48,355
    May 18, 2021, 12:15 PM Go to last post
  14. 364 days into getting SMART

    Started by LobsterTank, July 14, 2016 9:36 PM
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 47,702
    January 1, 2019, 8:48 PM Go to last post
  15. Well, I made it.

    Started by LunaCrist, September 25, 2016 2:55 PM
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 45,754
    December 16, 2018, 2:02 PM Go to last post
  16. My One-Year Victory!!

    Started by AWalton789, October 16, 2014 8:41 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 43,327
    March 11, 2019, 4:56 PM Go to last post
  17. Eight years sober with the help of SMART

    Started by NoTrumpAce, August 26, 2016 2:28 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 41,998
    November 17, 2019, 9:28 PM Go to last post
  18. Two Years Sober

    Started by JoanofArc, May 9, 2018 11:14 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 41,508
    May 28, 2018, 2:44 AM Go to last post
  19. Relapse Dreams. What SMART means to me.

    Started by lovestorms, December 13, 2014 5:38 PM
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 41,255
    January 21, 2016, 9:46 PM Go to last post
  20. 5+ years sober

    Started by chark, April 17, 2018 7:56 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 39,491
    July 24, 2018, 10:06 PM Go to last post
  21. My Journey

    Started by Peg1960, December 18, 2014 1:06 PM
    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 38,456
    April 27, 2015, 4:27 PM Go to last post
  22. Talking Kicked Heroin 14 months ago!

    Started by mchristakos, May 29, 2019 5:57 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 37,729
    May 17, 2020, 6:03 AM Go to last post
  23. I did it!!

    Started by avalouwho2, October 15, 2019 9:52 AM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 36,880
    June 20, 2020, 2:24 PM Go to last post
  24. Made It! One Year

    Started by n_g, November 27, 2015 7:07 PM
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 35,345
    April 22, 2017, 5:00 PM Go to last post
  25. If I can do it, I believe anybody can.

    Started by Ch2n, July 8, 2015 11:17 AM
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 34,934
    December 8, 2015, 6:29 PM Go to last post
  26. One Year sober today!!

    Started by JCBUSA, July 24, 2018 5:42 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 34,898
    August 16, 2018, 2:47 AM Go to last post
  27. Smile Was it my Aha moment?

    Started by Peg1960, March 21, 2016 9:18 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 34,856
    June 27, 2019, 10:39 PM Go to last post
  28. 34 Years

    Started by JvB, January 23, 2018 7:39 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 34,739
    January 25, 2018, 11:46 AM Go to last post
  29. Thumbs up Over 100 days sober!

    Started by Mike_sill, April 25, 2018 9:01 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 34,586
    March 11, 2019, 5:04 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 34,382
    July 2, 2014, 12:44 AM Go to last post
  30. Smile 7+ Years. Thank you, SMART!

    Started by kale, October 26, 2019 12:19 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 33,556
    November 5, 2019, 4:32 PM Go to last post
  31. Hi! Gentoo is alive and kicking!

    Started by Gentoo, March 13, 2016 2:54 PM
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 33,233
    May 12, 2016, 7:28 PM Go to last post
  32. Thank You SMART Recovery -

    Started by JJWil18, March 19, 2017 7:53 AM
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 32,676
    July 8, 2017, 9:15 AM Go to last post
  33. do small success count?

    Started by MasterSkywalker, November 13, 2014 1:39 PM
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 32,143
    June 24, 2016, 10:36 AM Go to last post
  34. 1000 Days!I

    Started by Peg1960, September 12, 2016 10:56 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 31,946
    February 21, 2019, 11:48 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 31,869
    November 24, 2014, 6:45 PM Go to last post
  35. 1 year, 3 months and 8 days

    Started by Fused, March 12, 2019 8:27 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 31,629
    April 30, 2019, 7:12 PM Go to last post
  36. Fortunate

    Started by komoto, May 27, 2019 4:46 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 31,294
    June 26, 2019, 9:05 PM Go to last post
  37. 6 Months Sober

    Started by MIMI79, May 27, 2016 6:52 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 31,171
    August 9, 2016, 10:54 PM Go to last post
  38. 1 year sober finally 3-20-14

    Started by sarah7072, March 30, 2015 9:57 AM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 31,079
    August 23, 2015, 10:48 AM Go to last post
  39. SIX years today!

    Started by melliemoo, July 9, 2019 12:35 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 30,419
    August 29, 2019, 10:25 PM Go to last post
  40. 5 Years Clean

    Started by jwg54, June 26, 2016 11:38 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 29,840
    August 16, 2018, 2:51 AM Go to last post
  41. 3 Years Sober Today

    Started by jwg54, December 8, 2017 2:15 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 29,434
    June 27, 2019, 10:43 PM Go to last post
  42. One year soberversary!

    Started by melliemoo, July 9, 2014 9:54 AM
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 29,348
    November 24, 2014, 6:53 PM Go to last post
  43. Self Management

    Started by leo4068, March 27, 2016 10:17 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 29,208
    February 21, 2019, 11:53 AM Go to last post
  44. Saturday Morning Inspiration

    Started by Just_Jim, March 1, 2014 10:31 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 28,888
    April 13, 2018, 3:50 AM Go to last post
  45. A Not So Perfect High - 5 years later

    Started by Questor7, December 27, 2019 2:58 PM
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 28,860
    July 1, 2021, 6:17 PM Go to last post
  46. small victory

    Started by empowered67, December 11, 2016 6:22 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 28,756
    June 2, 2019, 8:24 PM Go to last post
  47. 6 months clean and serene

    Started by Rahale74, September 4, 2018 4:14 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 28,720
    January 1, 2019, 8:35 PM Go to last post
  48. Cool 5+ years - Thank you SMART

    Started by kale, December 16, 2017 6:46 PM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 28,656
    October 29, 2018, 8:44 PM Go to last post
  49. A sober life is a better life

    Started by NoTrumpAce, October 25, 2017 12:25 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 28,099
    January 31, 2018, 8:50 PM Go to last post
  50. Three years today

    Started by LunaCrist, September 23, 2018 3:53 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 27,428
    December 16, 2018, 1:49 PM Go to last post
  51. 2 Months tomorrow

    Started by 500wlincoln, November 25, 2019 8:25 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 27,200
    January 1, 2020, 7:58 PM Go to last post
  52. 2 weeks

    Started by JAR526, February 21, 2017 11:18 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 26,776
    November 17, 2019, 10:00 PM Go to last post
  53. Extreme bad thoughts - Managing with SMART tools

    Started by Maerlande, January 27, 2016 9:09 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 26,702
    January 1, 2019, 8:59 PM Go to last post
  54. Two Years

    Started by Rich_T, August 2, 2018 3:11 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 26,694
    October 16, 2020, 10:25 AM Go to last post
  55. THREE years!

    Started by melliemoo, July 8, 2016 9:56 AM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 26,675
    September 15, 2016, 9:07 AM Go to last post
  56. The Lone Capitalist Carries On

    Started by TheLoneCapitalist, March 31, 2019 10:45 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 26,424
    April 1, 2019, 1:01 PM Go to last post
  57. SMART Recovery Has Empowered My Sobriety

    Started by KPBond, July 9, 2018 2:01 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 26,291
    July 9, 2018, 9:24 PM Go to last post
  58. 7 Years and Counting

    Started by Valene, January 17, 2019 6:42 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 26,224
    February 21, 2019, 11:34 AM Go to last post
  59. One Year Today without a Bet

    Started by chossy, July 14, 2019 10:02 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 26,153
    March 21, 2020, 6:43 PM Go to last post
  60. Sober 1 Year on January 2, 2018

    Started by EliseC1, December 30, 2017 12:51 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 25,988
    April 3, 2018, 12:26 AM Go to last post
  61. Six Years Sober

    Started by jojodog, March 24, 2014 12:32 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 25,878
    April 17, 2014, 10:23 AM Go to last post
  62. 4 Years

    Started by lynn50, August 8, 2017 7:44 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 25,722
    October 26, 2017, 9:49 AM Go to last post
  63. Talking 1096 Days Abstinent From My DOC

    Started by SleeplessInSeattle, April 6, 2018 3:38 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 25,670
    August 16, 2018, 2:49 AM Go to last post
  64. Health: HOV. Heirarchy Of Values.

    Started by komoto, February 19, 2017 4:46 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 25,658
    September 26, 2017, 1:44 PM Go to last post
  65. Celebrating year one

    Started by MylesPS, May 14, 2018 9:53 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 25,512
    July 8, 2018, 12:55 AM Go to last post
  66. Playing with a Door

    Started by Feathers2Fly, January 21, 2014 10:44 AM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 25,474
    March 30, 2015, 11:10 AM Go to last post
  67. 5 Years

    Started by lynn50, August 10, 2018 4:02 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 25,436
    August 16, 2018, 2:45 AM Go to last post
  68. Even when my mother died

    Started by Gentoo, October 29, 2016 3:26 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 25,371
    December 14, 2016, 2:03 PM Go to last post
  69. My story

    Started by GaryGregg, August 29, 2019 10:18 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 25,370
    September 27, 2019, 6:41 AM Go to last post
  70. First real test: passed!

    Started by BeingPresent, September 14, 2017 8:54 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 25,154
    November 6, 2017, 10:16 PM Go to last post
  71. Time flies...

    Started by GJBXVI, January 22, 2014 8:40 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 24,939
    December 31, 2019, 6:44 PM Go to last post
  72. Two years sober and my 1 year SMART anniversary

    Started by jeff_kyle, May 10, 2014 2:31 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 24,831
    May 17, 2016, 10:15 AM Go to last post
  73. She believed she could so she did!

    Started by Peg1960, December 18, 2018 10:38 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 24,829
    March 11, 2019, 4:51 PM Go to last post
  74. Cigarette-free

    Started by Morti13, October 6, 2018 8:25 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 24,814
    February 21, 2019, 11:32 AM Go to last post
  75. 3 years sober

    Started by Hapuna, June 20, 2016 12:59 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 24,157
    June 27, 2019, 10:45 PM Go to last post
  76. 2nd Anniversary

    Started by RebornMe, May 15, 2018 11:56 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 23,989
    May 29, 2018, 2:29 AM Go to last post
  77. Wink Two Years Siober... Yes, YES!

    Started by SleeplessInSeattle, April 16, 2017 8:47 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 23,624
    April 8, 2018, 10:21 PM Go to last post
  78. my first year clean

    Started by yubba, November 26, 2014 10:07 PM
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 23,566
    March 30, 2015, 6:06 AM Go to last post
  79. Red face One Year Today NO DRINKEE

    Started by Frontierdave07, December 24, 2018 2:03 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 23,564
    December 31, 2018, 7:13 PM Go to last post
  80. "I'm a Champion for Choice! because......

    Started by momrox, November 7, 2016 9:52 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 23,458
    May 18, 2018, 10:00 PM Go to last post
  81. 15 months and feeling great!!

    Started by Mgolden995, March 3, 2018 8:21 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 23,422
    November 17, 2019, 9:49 PM Go to last post
  82. Red face Resisting Urges in Tough Times

    Started by Ethan, May 2, 2015 4:04 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 23,303
    June 9, 2015, 7:33 PM Go to last post
  83. 30 day mark.....bittersweet

    Started by Dlennon120, November 5, 2017 1:06 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 23,205
    March 13, 2019, 5:42 PM Go to last post
  84. May is "anniversary month"

    Started by RebornMe, May 21, 2019 1:33 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 22,788
    May 23, 2019, 2:43 AM Go to last post
  85. Two months today

    Started by newday5, November 28, 2019 10:05 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 22,477
    April 24, 2020, 6:13 AM Go to last post
  86. 6 years, 10 months and 11 days, or thereabouts

    Started by CallMeDave, January 4, 2020 7:13 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 22,406
    October 16, 2020, 10:29 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 22,248
    January 1, 2019, 8:33 PM Go to last post

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