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  1. Leaf has 4 years!...wait what?

    Started by leaf, December 15, 2016 8:29 AM
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    • Replies: 59
    • Views: 22,899
    December 28, 2019, 1:21 PM Go to last post
  2. 33 Years Today!

    Started by JvB, January 23, 2017 10:42 AM
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    • Replies: 51
    • Views: 36,686
    December 29, 2019, 9:13 PM Go to last post
  3. Thumbs up It took a while, but I FINALLY got it!

    Started by RisingTide, February 19, 2014 12:36 AM
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    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 120,684
    March 26, 2015, 1:39 AM Go to last post
  4. My Good bye Letter

    Started by Peg1960, December 14, 2015 10:54 AM
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    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 105,153
    February 14, 2019, 7:17 PM Go to last post
  5. Two Years getting SMART

    Started by LobsterTank, July 15, 2017 3:08 PM
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    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 19,893
    October 4, 2017, 6:58 AM Go to last post
  6. Unexpected Benefits of Being Sober

    Started by HeidiM, July 30, 2017 8:43 AM
    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 24,387
    March 6, 2020, 7:21 AM Go to last post
  7. Smile Celebrating Ten Years Clean and Sober

    Started by Questor7, August 4, 2015 12:38 PM
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 52,395
    August 9, 2016, 3:53 PM Go to last post
  8. My Journey

    Started by Peg1960, December 18, 2014 1:06 PM
    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 32,332
    April 27, 2015, 4:27 PM Go to last post
  9. 364 days into getting SMART

    Started by LobsterTank, July 14, 2016 9:36 PM
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 22,369
    January 1, 2019, 8:48 PM Go to last post
  10. If I can do it, I believe anybody can.

    Started by Ch2n, July 8, 2015 11:17 AM
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 29,289
    December 8, 2015, 6:29 PM Go to last post
  11. Relapse Dreams. What SMART means to me.

    Started by lovestorms, December 13, 2014 5:38 PM
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 35,604
    January 21, 2016, 9:46 PM Go to last post
  12. I hit FIVE years!!

    Started by Dee, November 23, 2014 1:58 PM
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 63,385
    March 30, 2015, 5:40 AM Go to last post
  13. One year soberversary!

    Started by melliemoo, July 9, 2014 9:54 AM
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 24,409
    November 24, 2014, 6:53 PM Go to last post
  14. Made It! One Year

    Started by n_g, November 27, 2015 7:07 PM
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 22,911
    April 22, 2017, 5:00 PM Go to last post
  15. Well, I made it.

    Started by LunaCrist, September 25, 2016 2:55 PM
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 19,822
    December 16, 2018, 2:02 PM Go to last post
  16. Hi! Gentoo is alive and kicking!

    Started by Gentoo, March 13, 2016 2:54 PM
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 20,439
    May 12, 2016, 7:28 PM Go to last post
  17. 95 days sober - what finally worked for me

    Started by Wintercat, June 6, 2018 2:21 PM
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 16,660
    September 26, 2019, 6:16 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 29,560
    July 2, 2014, 12:44 AM Go to last post
  18. Thank You SMART Recovery -

    Started by JJWil18, March 19, 2017 7:53 AM
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 17,622
    July 8, 2017, 9:15 AM Go to last post
  19. my first year clean

    Started by yubba, November 26, 2014 10:07 PM
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 19,619
    March 30, 2015, 6:06 AM Go to last post
  20. do small success count?

    Started by MasterSkywalker, November 13, 2014 1:39 PM
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 21,824
    June 24, 2016, 10:36 AM Go to last post
  21. Talking Six months off marijuana

    Started by Arne, August 6, 2015 4:41 AM
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 22,401
    March 23, 2020, 1:34 PM Go to last post
  22. Playing with a Door

    Started by Feathers2Fly, January 21, 2014 10:44 AM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 22,044
    March 30, 2015, 11:10 AM Go to last post
  23. My One-Year Victory!!

    Started by AWalton789, October 16, 2014 8:41 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 19,474
    March 11, 2019, 4:56 PM Go to last post
  24. Four years sober!!!!

    Started by misterblock, March 17, 2015 12:07 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 17,628
    April 26, 2015, 10:05 AM Go to last post
  25. Even when my mother died

    Started by Gentoo, October 29, 2016 3:26 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 13,893
    December 14, 2016, 2:03 PM Go to last post
  26. THREE years!

    Started by melliemoo, July 8, 2016 9:56 AM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 15,047
    September 15, 2016, 9:07 AM Go to last post
  27. A Not So Perfect High - 5 years later

    Started by Questor7, December 27, 2019 2:58 PM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 3,836
    January 10, 2020, 8:34 PM Go to last post
  28. 1 year sober finally 3-20-14

    Started by sarah7072, March 30, 2015 9:57 AM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 26,167
    August 23, 2015, 10:48 AM Go to last post
  29. Four Years into a Different Life

    Started by LobsterTank, July 18, 2019 2:28 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 6,102
    January 1, 2020, 8:14 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 28,350
    November 24, 2014, 6:45 PM Go to last post
  30. Eight years sober with the help of SMART

    Started by NoTrumpAce, August 26, 2016 2:28 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 14,012
    November 17, 2019, 9:28 PM Go to last post
  31. I did it!!

    Started by avalouwho2, October 15, 2019 9:52 AM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 4,006
    January 10, 2020, 6:16 PM Go to last post
  32. Cool 5+ years - Thank you SMART

    Started by kale, December 16, 2017 6:46 PM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 7,070
    October 29, 2018, 8:44 PM Go to last post
  33. 7 years strong !!

    Started by caring_hands, June 30, 2014 10:05 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 15,185
    July 21, 2014, 5:43 PM Go to last post
  34. One Year Ago Today

    Started by mctj, July 15, 2014 3:50 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 15,629
    March 26, 2015, 1:09 AM Go to last post
  35. 6 Months Sober

    Started by MIMI79, May 27, 2016 6:52 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 18,418
    August 9, 2016, 10:54 PM Go to last post
  36. Recovery from Food Addiction / Binge Eating

    Started by RobertaDa, March 4, 2014 6:54 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 41,740
    May 7, 2015, 12:31 AM Go to last post
  37. Six Years Sober

    Started by jojodog, March 24, 2014 12:32 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 23,012
    April 17, 2014, 10:23 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 14,509
    June 11, 2015, 10:48 AM Go to last post
  38. Thumbs up Over 100 days sober!

    Started by Mike_sill, April 25, 2018 9:01 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 7,658
    March 11, 2019, 5:04 PM Go to last post
  39. Sober Time

    Started by lynn50, June 30, 2018 12:30 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 6,919
    October 15, 2019, 9:40 AM Go to last post
  40. One Year sober today!!

    Started by JCBUSA, July 24, 2018 5:42 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 5,465
    August 16, 2018, 2:47 AM Go to last post
  41. Two years sober today!

    Started by melliemoo, July 9, 2015 9:55 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 8,596
    July 13, 2015, 10:25 AM Go to last post
  42. Finally Breaking Into Orbit

    Started by kramermjo, February 14, 2016 6:06 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 13,155
    February 18, 2016, 12:18 PM Go to last post
  43. Three years!!! Yes!!!

    Started by Peg1960, December 18, 2016 10:15 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 8,246
    September 26, 2017, 1:39 PM Go to last post
  44. Health: HOV. Heirarchy Of Values.

    Started by komoto, February 19, 2017 4:46 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 9,667
    September 26, 2017, 1:44 PM Go to last post
  45. 5+ years sober

    Started by chark, April 17, 2018 7:56 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 7,123
    July 24, 2018, 10:06 PM Go to last post
  46. SIX years today!

    Started by melliemoo, July 9, 2019 12:35 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 3,062
    August 29, 2019, 10:25 PM Go to last post
  47. 6 years, 10 months and 11 days, or thereabouts

    Started by CallMeDave, January 4, 2020 7:13 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 2,590
    January 28, 2020, 2:23 PM Go to last post
  48. One Year Anniversary

    Started by Pierce34, February 23, 2014 10:50 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 16,952
    February 28, 2014, 10:01 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 12,195
    July 22, 2014, 12:51 PM Go to last post
  49. Just passed 2 years

    Started by gregr, June 30, 2014 1:08 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 11,225
    August 21, 2014, 4:55 PM Go to last post
  50. Red face Resisting Urges in Tough Times

    Started by Ethan, May 2, 2015 4:04 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 11,308
    June 9, 2015, 7:33 PM Go to last post
  51. 1000 Days!I

    Started by Peg1960, September 12, 2016 10:56 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 9,515
    February 21, 2019, 11:48 AM Go to last post
  52. First real test: passed!

    Started by BeingPresent, September 14, 2017 8:54 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 7,538
    November 6, 2017, 10:16 PM Go to last post
  53. Smile 3 YEARS! Thank You

    Started by GHR, November 30, 2017 11:02 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 5,962
    December 14, 2017, 6:06 PM Go to last post
  54. 3 Years Sober Today

    Started by jwg54, December 8, 2017 2:15 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 7,777
    June 27, 2019, 10:43 PM Go to last post
  55. Talking 1096 Days Abstinent From My DOC

    Started by SleeplessInSeattle, April 6, 2018 3:38 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 5,653
    August 16, 2018, 2:49 AM Go to last post
  56. Off Probation

    Started by lynn50, August 27, 2014 4:45 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 11,771
    May 20, 2015, 6:36 AM Go to last post
  57. Three Years this Fall!!

    Started by MrPickles47, June 25, 2014 8:58 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 9,912
    June 27, 2014, 10:58 AM Go to last post
  58. A Fool's Tale

    Started by Eric22, August 6, 2014 9:07 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 12,956
    August 19, 2014, 11:47 AM Go to last post
  59. Smile 1 Year fast/slow

    Started by komoto, May 27, 2015 9:53 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 12,023
    March 13, 2016, 3:29 PM Go to last post
  60. Managing thoughts, feelings, and emotions.

    Started by Arne, July 8, 2015 5:40 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 13,985
    March 10, 2016, 8:20 AM Go to last post
  61. Sober 1 Year on January 2, 2018

    Started by EliseC1, December 30, 2017 12:51 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 7,554
    April 3, 2018, 12:26 AM Go to last post
  62. Two Years Sober

    Started by JoanofArc, May 9, 2018 11:14 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 7,057
    May 28, 2018, 2:44 AM Go to last post
  63. Celebrating year one

    Started by MylesPS, May 14, 2018 9:53 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 4,540
    July 8, 2018, 12:55 AM Go to last post
  64. Three years today

    Started by LunaCrist, September 23, 2018 3:53 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 5,207
    December 16, 2018, 1:49 PM Go to last post
  65. Smile 7+ Years. Thank you, SMART!

    Started by kale, October 26, 2019 12:19 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 2,611
    November 5, 2019, 4:32 PM Go to last post
  66. Saturday Morning Inspiration

    Started by Just_Jim, March 1, 2014 10:31 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 15,798
    April 13, 2018, 3:50 AM Go to last post
  67. Two years sober and my 1 year SMART anniversary

    Started by jeff_kyle, May 10, 2014 2:31 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 15,927
    May 17, 2016, 10:15 AM Go to last post
  68. Talking small success

    Started by TravelRN61, August 30, 2014 7:39 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 12,712
    December 29, 2015, 5:41 AM Go to last post
  69. Thanks

    Started by fenquat, August 19, 2014 6:46 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 10,957
    August 27, 2014, 10:31 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 10,021
    October 9, 2014, 5:00 PM Go to last post
  70. Three Years

    Started by PaperChain, April 15, 2015 12:51 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 9,772
    April 27, 2015, 8:13 AM Go to last post
  71. 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: 12,749
    September 28, 2015, 11:39 PM Go to last post
  72. I never made it this far, until now.

    Started by sassy0ne, March 24, 2016 8:16 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 10,741
    April 17, 2016, 1:44 PM Go to last post
  73. Red face One Year Today NO DRINKEE

    Started by Frontierdave07, December 24, 2018 2:03 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 3,044
    December 31, 2018, 7:13 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,965
    January 1, 2019, 8:33 PM Go to last post
  74. 2 Months tomorrow

    Started by 500wlincoln, November 25, 2019 8:25 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,644
    January 1, 2020, 7:58 PM Go to last post
  75. My SMART Journey

    Started by y0ung42o, January 10, 2014 3:30 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 14,101
    October 16, 2014, 8:52 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 16,698
    April 17, 2014, 10:21 AM Go to last post
  76. Success, in fits and starts

    Started by Fresh44, March 18, 2015 4:41 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 8,691
    May 25, 2015, 1:21 AM Go to last post
  77. Smile Was it my Aha moment?

    Started by Peg1960, March 21, 2016 9:18 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 10,066
    June 27, 2019, 10:39 PM Go to last post
  78. 4 Years

    Started by lynn50, August 8, 2017 7:44 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 8,077
    October 26, 2017, 9:49 AM Go to last post
  79. 5 Years

    Started by lynn50, August 10, 2018 4:02 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 3,519
    August 16, 2018, 2:45 AM Go to last post
  80. Cigarette-free

    Started by Morti13, October 6, 2018 8:25 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 3,542
    February 21, 2019, 11:32 AM Go to last post
  81. Fortunate

    Started by komoto, May 27, 2019 4:46 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,744
    June 26, 2019, 9:05 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 5,393
    January 8, 2018, 7:47 PM Go to last post
  82. 7 Years and Counting

    Started by Valene, January 17, 2019 6:42 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 3,178
    February 21, 2019, 11:34 AM Go to last post

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