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  1. 2 Months tomorrow

    Started by 500wlincoln, November 25, 2019 8:25 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 76,042
    January 1, 2020, 7:58 PM Go to last post
  2. Red face Resisting Urges in Tough Times

    Started by AdrienneSimsalot, May 2, 2015 4:04 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 50,054
    June 9, 2015, 7:33 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 34,056
    October 17, 2016, 2:50 PM Go to last post
  3. Thumbs up So I found this today. At least it's a bit of sunshine

    Started by AlexC, August 21, 2019 11:39 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 50,226
    December 7, 2020, 6:04 PM Go to last post
  4. My New Normal

    Started by aliwash, May 7, 2019 2:03 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 35,334
    May 9, 2019, 5:28 AM Go to last post
  5. A Cautionary Tale

    Started by almuir, January 23, 2015 8:41 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 10,019
    January 24, 2015, 11:06 AM Go to last post
  6. Really Happy About These Successes...

    Started by Amelialinea, March 11, 2017 9:22 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 35,033
    April 7, 2017, 3:10 PM Go to last post
  7. Smile Two Years Sober

    Started by Amelialinea, November 12, 2018 10:04 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 47,521
    December 15, 2018, 11:01 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 14,538
    October 9, 2014, 5:00 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 14,507
    January 25, 2015, 3:09 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 19,699
    June 11, 2015, 10:48 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 5,166
    September 15, 2015, 1:56 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 64,152
    October 31, 2018, 8:10 PM Go to last post
  8. Getting my foot in the door with the Army.

    Started by armywife, January 12, 2014 10:58 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 14,690
    January 17, 2014, 12:50 PM Go to last post
  9. five months off of pot

    Started by Arne, July 8, 2015 5:06 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 12,308
    February 10, 2016, 2:30 AM Go to last post
  10. Managing thoughts, feelings, and emotions.

    Started by Arne, July 8, 2015 5:40 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 17,859
    March 10, 2016, 8:20 AM Go to last post
  11. Talking Six months off marijuana

    Started by Arne, August 6, 2015 4:41 AM
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 120,674
    March 23, 2020, 1:34 PM Go to last post
  12. One year sober for the first time since i have been ten yrs old

    Started by Arne, September 20, 2015 7:27 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 17,358
    September 28, 2015, 11:39 PM Go to last post
  13. Eight months off Marijuana

    Started by Arne, October 9, 2015 2:53 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 17,200
    February 10, 2016, 2:08 AM Go to last post
  14. I did it!!

    Started by avalouwho2, October 15, 2019 9:52 AM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 100,739
    June 20, 2020, 2:24 PM Go to last post
  15. My One-Year Victory!!

    Started by AWalton789, October 16, 2014 8:41 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 86,742
    March 11, 2019, 4:56 PM Go to last post
  16. I was addicted to rage

    Started by Awely, August 18, 2016 9:27 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 34,597
    August 26, 2016, 5:36 PM Go to last post
  17. Here's to a new future

    Started by B2B2, November 18, 2020 10:21 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 5,743
    November 20, 2020, 9:58 PM Go to last post
  18. 2 years sober today

    Started by BeachFreak, November 26, 2014 10:33 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 14,383
    November 27, 2014, 5:38 PM Go to last post
  19. Time to get back to a healthy body and mind

    Started by BeachFreak, December 27, 2018 7:54 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 55,344
    March 11, 2019, 5:00 PM Go to last post
  20. First real test: passed!

    Started by BeingPresent, September 14, 2017 8:54 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 63,533
    November 6, 2017, 10:16 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 9,623
    September 9, 2021, 9:05 AM Go to last post
  21. Committed, or maybe should be? Haha.

    Started by Billabong, July 10, 2019 11:52 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 59,295
    July 17, 2019, 7:29 PM Go to last post
  22. About to Celebrate My Five Year Anniversary

    Started by Breathe_in, November 10, 2020 4:45 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 6,681
    November 29, 2020, 5:52 PM Go to last post
  23. Overcoming the impossiable

    Started by BrOkEnAnGeL, May 10, 2014 10:20 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 16,121
    November 24, 2014, 6:29 PM Go to last post
  24. 6 years, 10 months and 11 days, or thereabouts

    Started by CallMeDave, January 4, 2020 7:13 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 54,089
    October 16, 2020, 10:29 AM Go to last post
  25. 7 years strong !!

    Started by caring_hands, June 30, 2014 10:05 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 20,769
    July 21, 2014, 5:43 PM Go to last post
  26. Its been so long since I popped by !!

    Started by caring_hands, June 30, 2021 9:10 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 2,964
    July 2, 2021, 7:25 AM Go to last post
  27. If I can do it, I believe anybody can.

    Started by Ch2n, July 8, 2015 11:17 AM
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 39,676
    December 8, 2015, 6:29 PM Go to last post
  28. 5+ years sober

    Started by chark, April 17, 2018 7:56 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 108,353
    July 24, 2018, 10:06 PM Go to last post
  29. One Year Today without a Bet

    Started by chossy, July 14, 2019 10:02 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 80,500
    March 21, 2020, 6:43 PM Go to last post
  30. two years since my last bet

    Started by chossy, July 18, 2020 10:24 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 6,307
    October 16, 2020, 10:12 AM Go to last post
  31. three years since my last bet

    Started by chossy, July 20, 2021 8:57 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,108
    September 3, 2021, 2:50 AM Go to last post
  32. Smile 9 Months

    Started by ChrisTLynne, October 22, 2021 12:23 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 5,025
    October 25, 2021, 6:47 AM Go to last post
  33. Finding myself through the storm

    Started by clomat76, July 7, 2015 8:53 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 5,813
    July 8, 2015, 4:08 AM Go to last post
  34. My success today is registering to have a day one tomorrow

    Started by ConaldP, September 4, 2020 12:23 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,945
    October 16, 2020, 10:08 AM Go to last post
  35. New Day

    Started by Concha, May 4, 2016 8:33 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 24,508
    May 4, 2016, 9:56 AM Go to last post
  36. Sponsor needed!

    Started by Croc, August 9, 2020 6:34 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 6,292
    October 16, 2020, 10:24 AM Go to last post
  37. My 1st SMART Meeting, 10/29/2020!

    Started by C_C, October 29, 2021 4:33 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 13,303
    April 15, 2022, 8:21 AM Go to last post
  38. Christmas 2021

    Started by C_C, December 25, 2021 11:16 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 2,079
    December 26, 2021, 9:53 AM Go to last post
  39. Life Beyond Addiction

    Started by C_C, May 6, 2022 3:27 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,703
    May 15, 2022, 12:31 PM Go to last post
  40. My greatest “Gift of Sobriety” to myself

    Started by C_C, June 3, 2022 2:24 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 9,266
    September 22, 2022, 9:52 AM Go to last post
  41. Sober in October

    Started by C_C, September 17, 2022 8:12 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,502
    September 19, 2022, 8:14 AM Go to last post
  42. I hit FIVE years!!

    Started by Dee, November 23, 2014 1:58 PM
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 72,751
    March 30, 2015, 5:40 AM Go to last post
  43. Pretty Good For Me

    Started by Delete, August 2, 2016 4:01 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 38,030
    August 3, 2016, 4:08 PM Go to last post
  44. How much is my freedom worth?

    Started by df2, July 14, 2015 9:23 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 6,602
    July 15, 2015, 10:11 PM Go to last post
  45. 30 day mark.....bittersweet

    Started by Dlennon120, November 5, 2017 1:06 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 58,643
    March 13, 2019, 5:42 PM Go to last post
  46. 166,642,829 Seconds In and Counting

    Started by Dolphin, July 13, 2014 11:23 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 28,110
    July 15, 2014, 5:18 AM Go to last post
  47. Sober 1 Year on January 2, 2018

    Started by EliseC1, December 30, 2017 12:51 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 62,937
    April 3, 2018, 12:26 AM Go to last post
  48. March 7, 2020, 1 year alcohol-free!

    Started by Elky, March 7, 2020 10:25 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 12,555
    October 16, 2020, 10:09 AM Go to last post
  49. My First 30 Days

    Started by emoney75, November 20, 2015 7:49 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 9,321
    December 12, 2015, 10:43 AM Go to last post
  50. small victory

    Started by empowered67, December 11, 2016 6:22 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 77,599
    June 2, 2019, 8:24 PM Go to last post
  51. A Fool's Tale

    Started by Eric22, August 6, 2014 9:07 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 16,876
    August 19, 2014, 11:47 AM Go to last post
  52. Playing with a Door

    Started by Feathers2Fly, January 21, 2014 10:44 AM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 28,699
    March 30, 2015, 11:10 AM Go to last post
  53. Thanks

    Started by fenquat, August 19, 2014 6:46 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 16,276
    August 27, 2014, 10:31 AM Go to last post
  54. 3 years and 5 days alcohol free today

    Started by figs, December 30, 2018 12:01 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 62,746
    February 21, 2019, 11:37 AM Go to last post
  55. Success, in fits and starts

    Started by Fresh44, March 18, 2015 4:41 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 12,465
    May 25, 2015, 1:21 AM Go to last post
  56. Sobergeddon

    Started by Fresh44, January 22, 2016 3:36 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 6,458
    January 22, 2016, 5:21 PM Go to last post
  57. Red face One Year Today NO DRINKEE

    Started by Frontierdave07, December 24, 2018 2:03 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 65,165
    December 31, 2018, 7:13 PM Go to last post
  58. 6 months

    Started by FunfettiGiraffe, June 2, 2021 2:41 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 6,806
    June 4, 2021, 9:25 AM Go to last post
  59. 1 year, 3 months and 8 days

    Started by Fused, March 12, 2019 8:27 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 94,553
    April 30, 2019, 7:12 PM Go to last post
  60. My story

    Started by GaryGregg, August 29, 2019 10:18 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 73,665
    September 27, 2019, 6:41 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 38,719
    July 2, 2014, 12:44 AM Go to last post
  61. An Update from Gentoo!

    Started by Gentoo, July 7, 2014 1:57 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 10,517
    July 9, 2014, 7:35 PM Go to last post
  62. Hi! Gentoo is alive and kicking!

    Started by Gentoo, March 13, 2016 2:54 PM
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 58,329
    May 12, 2016, 7:28 PM Go to last post
  63. Even when my mother died

    Started by Gentoo, October 29, 2016 3:26 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 48,597
    December 14, 2016, 2:03 PM Go to last post
  64. Smile 3 YEARS! Thank You

    Started by GHR, November 30, 2017 11:02 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 54,998
    December 14, 2017, 6:06 PM Go to last post
  65. 60 days and counting!

    Started by giorgia, April 17, 2019 2:04 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 67,062
    April 19, 2019, 5:41 PM Go to last post
  66. Time flies...

    Started by GJBXVI, January 22, 2014 8:40 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 50,207
    December 31, 2019, 6:44 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 39,820
    May 17, 2016, 10:16 AM Go to last post
  67. Moved: Well done you on progress! Everyday is a new day

    Started by Gpwelch, May 12, 2021 1:46 PM
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  68. Want to be completely sober

    Started by Graffix, October 7, 2015 6:39 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 5,297
    October 7, 2015, 6:39 AM Go to last post
  69. Red face Continued success

    Started by gratefulliz, May 31, 2014 1:46 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 9,222
    June 12, 2014, 1:15 PM Go to last post
  70. Just passed 2 years

    Started by gregr, June 30, 2014 1:08 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 15,718
    August 21, 2014, 4:55 PM Go to last post
  71. Support & Encouragement

    Started by Gruntwench, December 22, 2013 10:16 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 13,979
    November 24, 2014, 6:47 PM Go to last post
  72. Cool 3 Years Today!!!

    Started by Gster, December 20, 2014 10:15 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 10,301
    March 26, 2015, 6:03 AM Go to last post
  73. Cool 10 Years Sober and "Smober"

    Started by Gster, December 20, 2021 11:33 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 4,277
    January 4, 2022, 1:22 PM Go to last post
  74. Small but impactful victory on the way!

    Started by gudetama, March 30, 2018 1:36 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 51,306
    March 30, 2018, 1:36 PM Go to last post
  75. 3 years sober

    Started by Hapuna, June 20, 2016 12:59 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 62,903
    June 27, 2019, 10:45 PM Go to last post
  76. moving day

    Started by HarryBro, January 18, 2019 12:02 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 57,128
    March 11, 2019, 5:06 PM Go to last post
  77. Unexpected Benefits of Being Sober

    Started by HeidiM, July 30, 2017 8:43 AM
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    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 180,256
    October 16, 2020, 10:16 AM Go to last post
  78. Moved: The start or start again

    Started by Hines, July 13, 2021 12:12 PM
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  79. Congratulations

    Started by Im_Up_and_Down, July 4, 2017 3:13 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 37,479
    July 4, 2017, 3:13 PM Go to last post
  80. Moved: Go you! - Second Time Around

    Started by ineedsobriety, May 14, 2021 11:51 AM
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