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  1. Success Story

    Started by NatickB, August 7, 2020 5:25 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 40
    August 8, 2020, 7:50 PM Go to last post
  2. Celebrating 15 years of sobriety

    Started by Questor7, August 8, 2020 8:04 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 40
    August 9, 2020, 9:56 AM Go to last post
  3. Intro... 23 years clean

    Started by Timothy1996, July 29, 2020 11:22 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 59
    July 29, 2020, 11:22 AM Go to last post
  4. Smile Intro... 23 years clean

    Started by Timothy1996, August 4, 2020 5:55 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 112
    August 6, 2020, 7:09 AM Go to last post
  5. two years since my last bet

    Started by chossy, July 18, 2020 10:24 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 192
    July 20, 2020, 7:09 PM Go to last post
  6. 14 months on the 19th

    Started by ironworker68, April 7, 2020 4:38 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 540
    April 7, 2020, 4:38 PM Go to last post
  7. 9 years abstinent (clean)

    Started by jwg54, July 19, 2020 10:20 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 573
    August 2, 2020, 2:19 PM Go to last post
  8. 3 years

    Started by MylesPS, May 15, 2020 8:33 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 945
    July 29, 2020, 7:25 AM Go to last post
  9. Five by Five in the Tank

    Started by LobsterTank, July 12, 2020 9:13 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 976
    July 31, 2020, 9:48 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 990
    June 11, 2020, 12:35 PM Go to last post
  10. Starting my 4th....

    Started by RebornMe, May 22, 2020 1:36 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,020
    June 7, 2020, 11:52 AM Go to last post
  11. Continued abstinence following bereavement

    Started by RDelbridge, May 10, 2020 3:21 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,050
    June 22, 2020, 5:44 PM Go to last post
  12. My 4th of July Experiment

    Started by Questor7, July 2, 2020 4:57 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,135
    July 13, 2020, 10:50 AM Go to last post
  13. Leave No Veteran Behind

    Started by lynn50, July 15, 2019 8:37 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,362
    July 15, 2019, 8:37 PM Go to last post
  14. Lightbulb 58 Months Abstinent From Alcohol

    Started by SleeplessInSeattle, February 19, 2020 5:46 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,375
    February 22, 2020, 6:29 PM Go to last post
  15. Tuning-in

    Started by Monicadele13, July 15, 2019 8:57 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,531
    July 16, 2019, 2:22 PM Go to last post
  16. 6 Years!

    Started by Peg1960, December 18, 2019 6:13 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,663
    December 27, 2019, 8:31 PM Go to last post
  17. 7 Years Sober Recently.

    Started by MTMassey, March 31, 2020 4:33 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,729
    May 7, 2020, 10:04 PM Go to last post
  18. Intro

    Started by mountainrock, May 31, 2019 10:52 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,745
    May 31, 2019, 10:52 AM Go to last post
  19. SEVEN and not counting

    Started by QCGuy, December 30, 2019 12:41 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,783
    June 28, 2020, 3:16 AM Go to last post
  20. SMART Tool Belt Has Changed My Life.

    Started by Oskar, February 24, 2020 4:13 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,876
    February 29, 2020, 6:38 AM Go to last post
  21. Years

    Started by lynn50, July 1, 2019 6:00 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,937
    July 16, 2019, 2:17 PM Go to last post
  22. My New Normal

    Started by aliwash, May 7, 2019 2:03 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 2,083
    May 9, 2019, 5:28 AM Go to last post
  23. 1,000 days today

    Started by Rich_T, May 3, 2019 9:48 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,088
    May 3, 2019, 5:45 PM Go to last post
  24. Congratulations

    Started by Im_Up_and_Down, July 4, 2017 3:13 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,100
    July 4, 2017, 3:13 PM Go to last post
  25. 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: 1
    • Views: 2,105
    January 4, 2020, 6:44 AM Go to last post
  26. March 7, 2020, 1 year alcohol-free!

    Started by Elky, March 7, 2020 10:25 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,133
    June 28, 2020, 3:10 AM Go to last post
  27. 60 days and counting!

    Started by giorgia, April 17, 2019 2:04 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 2,188
    April 19, 2019, 5:41 PM Go to last post
  28. Smile 14 Days clean thanks to SMART

    Started by mdj, January 28, 2020 3:07 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,240
    February 12, 2020, 10:17 PM Go to last post
  29. May is "anniversary month"

    Started by RebornMe, May 21, 2019 1:33 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,331
    May 23, 2019, 2:43 AM Go to last post
  30. Small but impactful victory on the way!

    Started by gudetama, March 30, 2018 1:36 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,338
    March 30, 2018, 1:36 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 2,338
    April 18, 2020, 5:20 AM Go to last post
  31. The Lone Capitalist Carries On

    Started by TheLoneCapitalist, March 31, 2019 10:45 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 2,393
    April 1, 2019, 1:01 PM Go to last post
  32. One small step for me, one giant step for my recovery

    Started by mhkc, October 30, 2018 4:10 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 2,449
    October 31, 2018, 8:10 PM Go to last post
  33. Smile Two Years Sober

    Started by Amelialinea, November 12, 2018 10:04 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,470
    December 15, 2018, 11:01 PM Go to last post
  34. thank you

    Started by jackroush16, July 7, 2017 3:10 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 2,581
    July 8, 2017, 9:14 AM Go to last post
  35. moving day

    Started by HarryBro, January 18, 2019 12:02 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,611
    March 11, 2019, 5:06 PM Go to last post
  36. Two months today

    Started by newday5, November 28, 2019 10:05 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 2,613
    April 24, 2020, 6:13 AM Go to last post
  37. Time to get back to a healthy body and mind

    Started by BeachFreak, December 27, 2018 7:54 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,663
    March 11, 2019, 5:00 PM Go to last post
  38. Good Changes

    Started by seaves83, July 18, 2017 4:59 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 2,675
    July 18, 2017, 10:02 PM Go to last post
  39. 3 years and 5 days alcohol free today

    Started by figs, December 30, 2018 12:01 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,780
    February 21, 2019, 11:37 AM Go to last post
  40. Walking breathing success

    Started by MissKimberlyAnne, April 27, 2015 7:38 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,936
    April 27, 2015, 7:38 AM Go to last post
  41. She believed she could so she did!

    Started by Peg1960, December 18, 2018 10:38 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 3,100
    March 11, 2019, 4:51 PM Go to last post
  42. Committed, or maybe should be? Haha.

    Started by Billabong, July 10, 2019 11:52 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 3,192
    July 17, 2019, 7:29 PM Go to last post
  43. 1 year, 3 months and 8 days

    Started by Fused, March 12, 2019 8:27 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 3,229
    April 30, 2019, 7:12 PM Go to last post
  44. SMART Recovery Has Empowered My Sobriety

    Started by KPBond, July 9, 2018 2:01 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 3,290
    July 9, 2018, 9:24 PM Go to last post
  45. Today I celebrate 4 Years!

    Started by Peg1960, December 18, 2017 10:38 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 3,410
    December 22, 2017, 2:31 AM Go to last post
  46. One Year Today without a Bet

    Started by chossy, July 14, 2019 10:02 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 3,427
    March 21, 2020, 6:43 PM Go to last post
  47. Two Years

    Started by Rich_T, August 2, 2018 3:11 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 3,534
    August 4, 2020, 10:49 AM Go to last post
  48. My story

    Started by GaryGregg, August 29, 2019 10:18 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 3,577
    September 27, 2019, 6:41 AM Go to last post
  49. 15 months and feeling great!!

    Started by Mgolden995, March 3, 2018 8:21 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 3,638
    November 17, 2019, 9:49 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 3,694
    January 1, 2019, 8:33 PM Go to last post
  50. 2nd Anniversary

    Started by RebornMe, May 15, 2018 11:56 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 3,696
    May 29, 2018, 2:29 AM Go to last post
  51. Smile 7+ Years. Thank you, SMART!

    Started by kale, October 26, 2019 12:19 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 3,707
    November 5, 2019, 4:32 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 3,715
    September 15, 2015, 1:56 AM Go to last post
  52. Face to Face Meeting

    Started by Kendoo97, July 7, 2015 9:57 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 3,747
    July 8, 2015, 4:06 AM Go to last post
  53. Want to be completely sober

    Started by Graffix, October 7, 2015 6:39 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 3,787
    October 7, 2015, 6:39 AM Go to last post
  54. Red face One Year Today NO DRINKEE

    Started by Frontierdave07, December 24, 2018 2:03 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 3,823
    December 31, 2018, 7:13 PM Go to last post
  55. Fortunate

    Started by komoto, May 27, 2019 4:46 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 3,842
    June 26, 2019, 9:05 PM Go to last post
  56. 7 Years and Counting

    Started by Valene, January 17, 2019 6:42 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 3,963
    February 21, 2019, 11:34 AM Go to last post
  57. 2 Months tomorrow

    Started by 500wlincoln, November 25, 2019 8:25 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 4,013
    January 1, 2020, 7:58 PM Go to last post
  58. Finding myself through the storm

    Started by clomat76, July 7, 2015 8:53 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,035
    July 8, 2015, 4:08 AM Go to last post
  59. SIX years today!

    Started by melliemoo, July 9, 2019 12:35 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 4,035
    August 29, 2019, 10:25 PM Go to last post
  60. 6 years, 10 months and 11 days, or thereabouts

    Started by CallMeDave, January 4, 2020 7:13 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 4,048
    June 28, 2020, 3:12 AM Go to last post
  61. Last first year!

    Started by pookyjason, January 13, 2016 8:03 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,095
    January 13, 2016, 9:53 PM Go to last post
  62. Following My Change Plan at Six Months Sober!

    Started by JoanofArc, November 6, 2016 6:26 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 4,139
    November 6, 2016, 7:40 PM Go to last post
  63. Educational Success

    Started by MaryMM, March 6, 2015 11:34 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,165
    March 9, 2015, 5:25 AM Go to last post
  64. 1 year as an On Line SMART facilitator...

    Started by RebornMe, May 21, 2018 8:58 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 4,210
    May 23, 2018, 12:26 AM Go to last post
  65. Thumbs up Improving the Peaceful Quality of Life

    Started by soberbmj6911, April 27, 2017 3:23 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,211
    May 9, 2017, 5:24 PM Go to last post
  66. Cigarette-free

    Started by Morti13, October 6, 2018 8:25 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 4,326
    February 21, 2019, 11:32 AM Go to last post
  67. 5 Years

    Started by lynn50, August 10, 2018 4:02 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 4,354
    August 16, 2018, 2:45 AM Go to last post
  68. Sobergeddon

    Started by Fresh44, January 22, 2016 3:36 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 4,465
    January 22, 2016, 5:21 PM Go to last post
  69. Really Happy About These Successes...

    Started by Amelialinea, March 11, 2017 9:22 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,483
    April 7, 2017, 3:10 PM Go to last post
  70. Cool First Meeting

    Started by sober_scooter, January 19, 2016 8:25 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 4,536
    January 19, 2016, 9:47 PM Go to last post
  71. 6 months sober

    Started by mercarmya, March 12, 2018 12:14 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 4,594
    April 9, 2018, 4:41 AM Go to last post
  72. 15 Years

    Started by lynn50, June 30, 2017 10:40 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 4,692
    July 4, 2017, 10:28 PM Go to last post
  73. Still sober 1 year

    Started by jackroush16, June 17, 2017 4:12 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 4,786
    July 4, 2017, 10:30 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 4,836
    October 17, 2016, 2:50 PM Go to last post
  74. A Not So Perfect High - 5 years later

    Started by Questor7, December 27, 2019 2:58 PM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 4,898
    January 10, 2020, 8:34 PM Go to last post
  75. Cool 6 Months Sober - I Feel Awesome

    Started by SleeplessInSeattle, October 6, 2015 10:09 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 4,942
    October 6, 2015, 10:56 PM Go to last post
  76. How much is my freedom worth?

    Started by df2, July 14, 2015 9:23 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 4,959
    July 15, 2015, 10:11 PM Go to last post
  77. So Close to the Cigar

    Started by trickie, February 5, 2017 11:57 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 5,046
    January 1, 2019, 8:44 PM Go to last post
  78. New Year Gift

    Started by scubatiki, December 29, 2016 6:52 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 5,075
    November 17, 2019, 9:57 PM Go to last post
  79. Talking Kicked Heroin 14 months ago!

    Started by mchristakos, May 29, 2019 5:57 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 5,172
    May 17, 2020, 6:03 AM Go to last post
  80. Pretty Good For Me

    Started by Delete, August 2, 2016 4:01 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 5,200
    August 3, 2016, 4:08 PM Go to last post
  81. Celebrating year one

    Started by MylesPS, May 14, 2018 9:53 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 5,258
    July 8, 2018, 12:55 AM Go to last post
  82. Day 2199

    Started by tweedie, October 8, 2014 6:39 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 5,384
    October 8, 2014, 7:45 PM Go to last post
  83. I flexed my sober muscle! "That was easy!"

    Started by qwerty123, May 23, 2015 8:11 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 5,459
    June 7, 2015, 3:54 PM Go to last post
  84. Panic Attacks, Pills and Playing the Tape Forward

    Started by Questor7, February 13, 2016 12:21 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 5,532
    February 13, 2016, 4:12 PM Go to last post
  85. I did it!!

    Started by avalouwho2, October 15, 2019 9:52 AM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 5,672
    June 20, 2020, 2:24 PM Go to last post

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