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  1. Success, in fits and starts

    Started by Fresh44, March 18, 2015 4:41 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 9,218
    May 25, 2015, 1:21 AM Go to last post
  2. Sober 1 Year on January 2, 2018

    Started by EliseC1, December 30, 2017 12:51 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 9,163
    April 3, 2018, 12:26 AM Go to last post
  3. 2.5 year sober

    Started by zima, July 23, 2014 11:36 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 9,140
    August 18, 2014, 8:45 AM Go to last post
  4. 4 Years

    Started by lynn50, August 8, 2017 7:44 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 9,051
    October 26, 2017, 9:49 AM Go to last post
  5. Out and about

    Started by sshayne4, February 22, 2014 5:08 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 8,765
    February 28, 2014, 10:04 PM Go to last post
  6. First real test: passed!

    Started by BeingPresent, September 14, 2017 8:54 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 8,549
    November 6, 2017, 10:16 PM Go to last post
  7. 166,642,829 Seconds In and Counting

    Started by Dolphin, July 13, 2014 11:23 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 8,510
    July 15, 2014, 5:18 AM Go to last post
  8. Milestone, Smilestone #10

    Started by Sam29, November 3, 2014 5:58 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 8,263
    November 26, 2014, 3:45 PM Go to last post
  9. An Update from Gentoo!

    Started by Gentoo, July 7, 2014 1:57 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 8,164
    July 9, 2014, 7:35 PM Go to last post
  10. Don't Call it Al!

    Started by Sarah_Says, March 23, 2015 3:36 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 8,110
    March 26, 2015, 1:31 AM Go to last post
  11. I was addicted to rage

    Started by Awely, August 18, 2016 9:27 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 8,074
    August 26, 2016, 5:36 PM Go to last post
  12. Success is always a work progress

    Started by matt_h, March 27, 2014 12:03 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 8,040
    March 31, 2014, 4:08 PM Go to last post
  13. Wink Two Years Siober... Yes, YES!

    Started by SleeplessInSeattle, April 16, 2017 8:47 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 8,012
    April 8, 2018, 10:21 PM Go to last post
  14. Only a mere 14 and a half....................years

    Started by zswamprat, November 8, 2014 12:07 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 7,912
    April 22, 2015, 6:36 PM Go to last post
  15. SMART stuff

    Started by lolie, December 22, 2013 9:49 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 7,890
    January 6, 2015, 12:03 PM Go to last post
  16. Talking 1096 Days Abstinent From My DOC

    Started by SleeplessInSeattle, April 6, 2018 3:38 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 7,586
    August 16, 2018, 2:49 AM Go to last post
  17. Cool 3 years free and sober

    Started by maccaroo, October 24, 2014 6:34 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 7,546
    October 24, 2014, 6:40 PM Go to last post
  18. New Day

    Started by Concha, May 4, 2016 8:33 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 7,544
    May 4, 2016, 9:56 AM Go to last post
  19. A Good Spaceh

    Started by komoto, November 27, 2014 4:41 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 7,540
    November 28, 2014, 12:24 PM Go to last post
  20. A Cautionary Tale

    Started by almuir, January 23, 2015 8:41 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 7,537
    January 24, 2015, 11:06 AM Go to last post
  21. I did it!!

    Started by avalouwho2, October 15, 2019 9:52 AM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 7,537
    June 20, 2020, 2:24 PM Go to last post
  22. small victory

    Started by empowered67, December 11, 2016 6:22 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 7,408
    June 2, 2019, 8:24 PM Go to last post
  23. Cool 3 Years Today!!!

    Started by Gster, December 20, 2014 10:15 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 7,407
    March 26, 2015, 6:03 AM Go to last post
  24. My First 30 Days

    Started by emoney75, November 20, 2015 7:49 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 7,403
    December 12, 2015, 10:43 AM Go to last post
  25. One Year sober today!!

    Started by JCBUSA, July 24, 2018 5:42 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 7,364
    August 16, 2018, 2:47 AM Go to last post
  26. Red face Continued success

    Started by gratefulliz, May 31, 2014 1:46 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 7,288
    June 12, 2014, 1:15 PM Go to last post
  27. Love The Freedom

    Started by komoto, May 27, 2016 10:18 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 7,217
    June 24, 2016, 10:30 AM Go to last post
  28. Three years today

    Started by LunaCrist, September 23, 2018 3:53 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 7,098
    December 16, 2018, 1:49 PM Go to last post
  29. Smile 3 YEARS! Thank You

    Started by GHR, November 30, 2017 11:02 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 7,094
    December 14, 2017, 6:06 PM Go to last post
  30. 1 Year

    Started by lynn50, August 15, 2014 11:27 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 7,072
    August 27, 2014, 10:48 AM Go to last post
  31. Happy Anniversary!

    Started by john314galt, October 10, 2014 2:48 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 6,865
    November 24, 2014, 6:59 PM Go to last post
  32. 3 years sober

    Started by Hapuna, June 20, 2016 12:59 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 6,826
    June 27, 2019, 10:45 PM Go to last post
  33. 6 months clean and serene

    Started by Rahale74, September 4, 2018 4:14 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 6,758
    January 1, 2019, 8:35 PM Go to last post
  34. WOW it's been three years.....

    Started by jripplinger, June 10, 2015 11:31 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 6,751
    June 14, 2015, 10:43 PM Go to last post
  35. The Desolation of Grog

    Started by Maerlande, July 9, 2015 4:57 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 6,727
    July 19, 2015, 10:37 AM Go to last post
  36. Talking Kicked Heroin 14 months ago!

    Started by mchristakos, May 29, 2019 5:57 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 6,696
    May 17, 2020, 6:03 AM Go to last post
  37. 30 day mark.....bittersweet

    Started by Dlennon120, November 5, 2017 1:06 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 6,608
    March 13, 2019, 5:42 PM Go to last post
  38. My Journey to SERENITY!

    Started by Supax, November 22, 2017 10:28 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 6,587
    January 14, 2018, 7:06 PM Go to last post
  39. Merry Christmas

    Started by luckylaura84, December 25, 2013 4:21 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 6,557
    December 25, 2013, 4:48 PM Go to last post
  40. "I'm a Champion for Choice! because......

    Started by momrox, November 7, 2016 9:52 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 6,386
    May 18, 2018, 10:00 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 6,380
    January 8, 2018, 7:47 PM Go to last post
  41. Lightbulb Changed my life!

    Started by jonpc, August 18, 2016 11:39 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 6,344
    January 25, 2017, 7:36 PM Go to last post
  42. Cool A word of thanks and encouragement.

    Started by QCGuy, January 1, 2017 3:51 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 6,316
    January 9, 2017, 7:48 PM Go to last post
  43. SMART 2 Years

    Started by lynn50, August 13, 2015 11:59 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 6,275
    August 18, 2015, 4:47 AM Go to last post
  44. Smile Success can be yours.

    Started by NickiMarie, January 26, 2017 10:44 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 6,219
    February 27, 2017, 8:48 AM Go to last post
  45. A Not So Perfect High - 5 years later

    Started by Questor7, December 27, 2019 2:58 PM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 6,202
    January 10, 2020, 8:34 PM Go to last post
  46. My Journey,My Story,continued!

    Started by Peg1960, June 18, 2015 9:59 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 6,186
    June 20, 2015, 9:01 AM Go to last post
  47. Celebrating year one

    Started by MylesPS, May 14, 2018 9:53 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 6,059
    July 8, 2018, 12:55 AM Go to last post
  48. 2 1/2 Years Later

    Started by Randy02769, July 9, 2014 9:09 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 5,889
    July 14, 2014, 10:50 AM Go to last post
  49. New Year Gift

    Started by scubatiki, December 29, 2016 6:52 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 5,812
    November 17, 2019, 9:57 PM Go to last post
  50. Panic Attacks, Pills and Playing the Tape Forward

    Started by Questor7, February 13, 2016 12:21 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 5,767
    February 13, 2016, 4:12 PM Go to last post
  51. I flexed my sober muscle! "That was easy!"

    Started by qwerty123, May 23, 2015 8:11 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 5,681
    June 7, 2015, 3:54 PM Go to last post
  52. Day 2199

    Started by tweedie, October 8, 2014 6:39 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 5,638
    October 8, 2014, 7:45 PM Go to last post
  53. 6 years, 10 months and 11 days, or thereabouts

    Started by CallMeDave, January 4, 2020 7:13 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 5,597
    October 16, 2020, 10:29 AM Go to last post
  54. So Close to the Cigar

    Started by trickie, February 5, 2017 11:57 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 5,549
    January 1, 2019, 8:44 PM Go to last post
  55. Pretty Good For Me

    Started by Delete, August 2, 2016 4:01 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 5,428
    August 3, 2016, 4:08 PM Go to last post
  56. SIX years today!

    Started by melliemoo, July 9, 2019 12:35 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 5,337
    August 29, 2019, 10:25 PM Go to last post
  57. Cigarette-free

    Started by Morti13, October 6, 2018 8:25 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 5,231
    February 21, 2019, 11:32 AM Go to last post
  58. 5 Years

    Started by lynn50, August 10, 2018 4:02 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 5,183
    August 16, 2018, 2:45 AM Go to last post
  59. 2 Months tomorrow

    Started by 500wlincoln, November 25, 2019 8:25 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 5,164
    January 1, 2020, 7:58 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 5,125
    October 17, 2016, 2:50 PM Go to last post
  60. Cool 6 Months Sober - I Feel Awesome

    Started by SleeplessInSeattle, October 6, 2015 10:09 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 5,096
    October 6, 2015, 10:56 PM Go to last post
  61. How much is my freedom worth?

    Started by df2, July 14, 2015 9:23 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 5,094
    July 15, 2015, 10:11 PM Go to last post
  62. 6 months sober

    Started by mercarmya, March 12, 2018 12:14 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 5,086
    April 9, 2018, 4:41 AM Go to last post
  63. Still sober 1 year

    Started by jackroush16, June 17, 2017 4:12 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 5,032
    July 4, 2017, 10:30 PM Go to last post
  64. 15 Years

    Started by lynn50, June 30, 2017 10:40 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 5,016
    July 4, 2017, 10:28 PM Go to last post
  65. Smile 7+ Years. Thank you, SMART!

    Started by kale, October 26, 2019 12:19 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 4,895
    November 5, 2019, 4:32 PM Go to last post
  66. Fortunate

    Started by komoto, May 27, 2019 4:46 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 4,875
    June 26, 2019, 9:05 PM Go to last post
  67. Really Happy About These Successes...

    Started by Amelialinea, March 11, 2017 9:22 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,729
    April 7, 2017, 3:10 PM Go to last post
  68. Two Years

    Started by Rich_T, August 2, 2018 3:11 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 4,718
    October 16, 2020, 10:25 AM Go to last post
  69. 1 year as an On Line SMART facilitator...

    Started by RebornMe, May 21, 2018 8:58 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 4,717
    May 23, 2018, 12:26 AM Go to last post
  70. Red face One Year Today NO DRINKEE

    Started by Frontierdave07, December 24, 2018 2:03 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 4,695
    December 31, 2018, 7:13 PM Go to last post
  71. Cool First Meeting

    Started by sober_scooter, January 19, 2016 8:25 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 4,692
    January 19, 2016, 9:47 PM Go to last post
  72. 7 Years and Counting

    Started by Valene, January 17, 2019 6:42 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 4,663
    February 21, 2019, 11:34 AM Go to last post
  73. Sobergeddon

    Started by Fresh44, January 22, 2016 3:36 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 4,621
    January 22, 2016, 5:21 PM Go to last post
  74. My story

    Started by GaryGregg, August 29, 2019 10:18 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 4,565
    September 27, 2019, 6:41 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 4,511
    January 1, 2019, 8:33 PM Go to last post
  75. Thumbs up Improving the Peaceful Quality of Life

    Started by soberbmj6911, April 27, 2017 3:23 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,448
    May 9, 2017, 5:24 PM Go to last post
  76. Educational Success

    Started by MaryMM, March 6, 2015 11:34 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,388
    March 9, 2015, 5:25 AM Go to last post
  77. Following My Change Plan at Six Months Sober!

    Started by JoanofArc, November 6, 2016 6:26 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 4,330
    November 6, 2016, 7:40 PM Go to last post
  78. Last first year!

    Started by pookyjason, January 13, 2016 8:03 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,281
    January 13, 2016, 9:53 PM Go to last post
  79. 15 months and feeling great!!

    Started by Mgolden995, March 3, 2018 8:21 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 4,279
    November 17, 2019, 9:49 PM Go to last post
  80. One Year Today without a Bet

    Started by chossy, July 14, 2019 10:02 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 4,252
    March 21, 2020, 6:43 PM Go to last post
  81. 2nd Anniversary

    Started by RebornMe, May 15, 2018 11:56 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 4,242
    May 29, 2018, 2:29 AM Go to last post
  82. Finding myself through the storm

    Started by clomat76, July 7, 2015 8:53 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,191
    July 8, 2015, 4:08 AM Go to last post
  83. 1 year, 3 months and 8 days

    Started by Fused, March 12, 2019 8:27 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 4,160
    April 30, 2019, 7:12 PM Go to last post
  84. Committed, or maybe should be? Haha.

    Started by Billabong, July 10, 2019 11:52 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 3,965
    July 17, 2019, 7:29 PM Go to last post
  85. Want to be completely sober

    Started by Graffix, October 7, 2015 6:39 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 3,920
    October 7, 2015, 6:39 AM Go to last post
  86. Face to Face Meeting

    Started by Kendoo97, July 7, 2015 9:57 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 3,871
    July 8, 2015, 4:06 AM Go to last post

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