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  1. 2 Months tomorrow

    Started by 500wlincoln, November 25, 2019 8:25 AM
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    January 1, 2020, 7:58 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 4,991
    October 17, 2016, 2:50 PM Go to last post
  2. 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: 2,302
    January 4, 2020, 6:44 AM Go to last post
  3. My New Normal

    Started by aliwash, May 7, 2019 2:03 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 2,309
    May 9, 2019, 5:28 AM Go to last post
  4. A Cautionary Tale

    Started by almuir, January 23, 2015 8:41 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 7,311
    January 24, 2015, 11:06 AM Go to last post
  5. Really Happy About These Successes...

    Started by Amelialinea, March 11, 2017 9:22 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,565
    April 7, 2017, 3:10 PM Go to last post
  6. Smile Two Years Sober

    Started by Amelialinea, November 12, 2018 10:04 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,716
    December 15, 2018, 11:01 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 10,410
    October 9, 2014, 5:00 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 11,066
    January 25, 2015, 3:09 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 14,929
    June 11, 2015, 10:48 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 3,776
    September 15, 2015, 1:56 AM Go to last post
  7. Getting my foot in the door with the Army.

    Started by armywife, January 12, 2014 10:58 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 12,041
    January 17, 2014, 12:50 PM Go to last post
  8. five months off of pot

    Started by Arne, July 8, 2015 5:06 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 9,791
    February 10, 2016, 2:30 AM Go to last post
  9. Managing thoughts, feelings, and emotions.

    Started by Arne, July 8, 2015 5:40 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 14,386
    March 10, 2016, 8:20 AM Go to last post
  10. Talking Six months off marijuana

    Started by Arne, August 6, 2015 4:41 AM
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 26,295
    March 23, 2020, 1:34 PM Go to last post
  11. 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: 13,321
    September 28, 2015, 11:39 PM Go to last post
  12. Eight months off Marijuana

    Started by Arne, October 9, 2015 2:53 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 13,582
    February 10, 2016, 2:08 AM Go to last post
  13. I did it!!

    Started by avalouwho2, October 15, 2019 9:52 AM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 6,328
    June 20, 2020, 2:24 PM Go to last post
  14. My One-Year Victory!!

    Started by AWalton789, October 16, 2014 8:41 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 20,961
    March 11, 2019, 4:56 PM Go to last post
  15. I was addicted to rage

    Started by Awely, August 18, 2016 9:27 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 7,828
    August 26, 2016, 5:36 PM Go to last post
  16. 2 years sober today

    Started by BeachFreak, November 26, 2014 10:33 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 11,307
    November 27, 2014, 5:38 PM Go to last post
  17. Time to get back to a healthy body and mind

    Started by BeachFreak, December 27, 2018 7:54 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,879
    March 11, 2019, 5:00 PM Go to last post
  18. First real test: passed!

    Started by BeingPresent, September 14, 2017 8:54 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 8,128
    November 6, 2017, 10:16 PM Go to last post
  19. Committed, or maybe should be? Haha.

    Started by Billabong, July 10, 2019 11:52 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 3,483
    July 17, 2019, 7:29 PM Go to last post
  20. Overcoming the impossiable

    Started by BrOkEnAnGeL, May 10, 2014 10:20 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 12,876
    November 24, 2014, 6:29 PM Go to last post
  21. 6 years, 10 months and 11 days, or thereabouts

    Started by CallMeDave, January 4, 2020 7:13 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 4,409
    June 28, 2020, 3:12 AM Go to last post
  22. 7 years strong !!

    Started by caring_hands, June 30, 2014 10:05 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 15,646
    July 21, 2014, 5:43 PM Go to last post
  23. If I can do it, I believe anybody can.

    Started by Ch2n, July 8, 2015 11:17 AM
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 30,477
    December 8, 2015, 6:29 PM Go to last post
  24. 5+ years sober

    Started by chark, April 17, 2018 7:56 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 8,930
    July 24, 2018, 10:06 PM Go to last post
  25. One Year Today without a Bet

    Started by chossy, July 14, 2019 10:02 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 3,699
    March 21, 2020, 6:43 PM Go to last post
  26. two years since my last bet

    Started by chossy, July 18, 2020 10:24 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 373
    July 20, 2020, 7:09 PM Go to last post
  27. Finding myself through the storm

    Started by clomat76, July 7, 2015 8:53 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 4,092
    July 8, 2015, 4:08 AM Go to last post
  28. My success today is registering to have a day one tomorrow

    Started by ConaldP, September 4, 2020 12:23 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 88
    September 4, 2020, 12:23 AM Go to last post
  29. New Day

    Started by Concha, May 4, 2016 8:33 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 7,425
    May 4, 2016, 9:56 AM Go to last post
  30. Sponsor needed!

    Started by Croc, August 9, 2020 6:34 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 336
    August 10, 2020, 11:00 PM Go to last post
  31. I hit FIVE years!!

    Started by Dee, November 23, 2014 1:58 PM
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 64,208
    March 30, 2015, 5:40 AM Go to last post
  32. Pretty Good For Me

    Started by Delete, August 2, 2016 4:01 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 5,266
    August 3, 2016, 4:08 PM Go to last post
  33. How much is my freedom worth?

    Started by df2, July 14, 2015 9:23 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 5,006
    July 15, 2015, 10:11 PM Go to last post
  34. 30 day mark.....bittersweet

    Started by Dlennon120, November 5, 2017 1:06 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 6,145
    March 13, 2019, 5:42 PM Go to last post
  35. 166,642,829 Seconds In and Counting

    Started by Dolphin, July 13, 2014 11:23 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 8,215
    July 15, 2014, 5:18 AM Go to last post
  36. Sober 1 Year on January 2, 2018

    Started by EliseC1, December 30, 2017 12:51 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 8,608
    April 3, 2018, 12:26 AM Go to last post
  37. March 7, 2020, 1 year alcohol-free!

    Started by Elky, March 7, 2020 10:25 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,516
    June 28, 2020, 3:10 AM Go to last post
  38. My First 30 Days

    Started by emoney75, November 20, 2015 7:49 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 7,265
    December 12, 2015, 10:43 AM Go to last post
  39. small victory

    Started by empowered67, December 11, 2016 6:22 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 6,878
    June 2, 2019, 8:24 PM Go to last post
  40. A Fool's Tale

    Started by Eric22, August 6, 2014 9:07 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 13,342
    August 19, 2014, 11:47 AM Go to last post
  41. Red face Resisting Urges in Tough Times

    Started by Ethan, May 2, 2015 4:04 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 11,685
    June 9, 2015, 7:33 PM Go to last post
  42. Playing with a Door

    Started by Feathers2Fly, January 21, 2014 10:44 AM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 22,481
    March 30, 2015, 11:10 AM Go to last post
  43. Thanks

    Started by fenquat, August 19, 2014 6:46 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 11,300
    August 27, 2014, 10:31 AM Go to last post
  44. 3 years and 5 days alcohol free today

    Started by figs, December 30, 2018 12:01 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 3,024
    February 21, 2019, 11:37 AM Go to last post
  45. Success, in fits and starts

    Started by Fresh44, March 18, 2015 4:41 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 8,943
    May 25, 2015, 1:21 AM Go to last post
  46. Sobergeddon

    Started by Fresh44, January 22, 2016 3:36 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 4,513
    January 22, 2016, 5:21 PM Go to last post
  47. Red face One Year Today NO DRINKEE

    Started by Frontierdave07, December 24, 2018 2:03 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 4,106
    December 31, 2018, 7:13 PM Go to last post
  48. 1 year, 3 months and 8 days

    Started by Fused, March 12, 2019 8:27 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 3,545
    April 30, 2019, 7:12 PM Go to last post
  49. My story

    Started by GaryGregg, August 29, 2019 10:18 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 3,935
    September 27, 2019, 6:41 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 30,402
    July 2, 2014, 12:44 AM Go to last post
  50. An Update from Gentoo!

    Started by Gentoo, July 7, 2014 1:57 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 7,939
    July 9, 2014, 7:35 PM Go to last post
  51. Hi! Gentoo is alive and kicking!

    Started by Gentoo, March 13, 2016 2:54 PM
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 21,283
    May 12, 2016, 7:28 PM Go to last post
  52. Even when my mother died

    Started by Gentoo, October 29, 2016 3:26 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 14,567
    December 14, 2016, 2:03 PM Go to last post
  53. Smile 3 YEARS! Thank You

    Started by GHR, November 30, 2017 11:02 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 6,625
    December 14, 2017, 6:06 PM Go to last post
  54. 60 days and counting!

    Started by giorgia, April 17, 2019 2:04 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 2,416
    April 19, 2019, 5:41 PM Go to last post
  55. Time flies...

    Started by GJBXVI, January 22, 2014 8:40 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 12,444
    December 31, 2019, 6:44 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 9,769
    May 17, 2016, 10:16 AM Go to last post
  56. Want to be completely sober

    Started by Graffix, October 7, 2015 6:39 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 3,835
    October 7, 2015, 6:39 AM Go to last post
  57. Red face Continued success

    Started by gratefulliz, May 31, 2014 1:46 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 7,128
    June 12, 2014, 1:15 PM Go to last post
  58. Just passed 2 years

    Started by gregr, June 30, 2014 1:08 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 11,623
    August 21, 2014, 4:55 PM Go to last post
  59. Support & Encouragement

    Started by Gruntwench, December 22, 2013 10:16 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 10,862
    November 24, 2014, 6:47 PM Go to last post
  60. Cool 3 Years Today!!!

    Started by Gster, December 20, 2014 10:15 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 7,144
    March 26, 2015, 6:03 AM Go to last post
  61. Small but impactful victory on the way!

    Started by gudetama, March 30, 2018 1:36 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,456
    March 30, 2018, 1:36 PM Go to last post
  62. 3 years sober

    Started by Hapuna, June 20, 2016 12:59 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 6,408
    June 27, 2019, 10:45 PM Go to last post
  63. moving day

    Started by HarryBro, January 18, 2019 12:02 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,844
    March 11, 2019, 5:06 PM Go to last post
  64. Unexpected Benefits of Being Sober

    Started by HeidiM, July 30, 2017 8:43 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 30,587
    September 5, 2020, 4:49 AM Go to last post
  65. Congratulations

    Started by Im_Up_and_Down, July 4, 2017 3:13 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,168
    July 4, 2017, 3:13 PM Go to last post
  66. 14 months on the 19th

    Started by ironworker68, April 7, 2020 4:38 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 692
    April 7, 2020, 4:38 PM Go to last post
  67. Still sober 1 year

    Started by jackroush16, June 17, 2017 4:12 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 4,869
    July 4, 2017, 10:30 PM Go to last post
  68. thank you

    Started by jackroush16, July 7, 2017 3:10 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 2,653
    July 8, 2017, 9:14 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 28,880
    November 24, 2014, 6:45 PM Go to last post
  69. 2 weeks

    Started by JAR526, February 21, 2017 11:18 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 9,457
    November 17, 2019, 10:00 PM Go to last post
  70. One Year sober today!!

    Started by JCBUSA, July 24, 2018 5:42 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 6,686
    August 16, 2018, 2:47 AM Go to last post
  71. Two years sober and my 1 year SMART anniversary

    Started by jeff_kyle, May 10, 2014 2:31 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 16,293
    May 17, 2016, 10:15 AM Go to last post
  72. Smile I Think It's Working!

    Started by Jensinthepool, January 5, 2014 3:36 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 11,107
    January 7, 2014, 7:04 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 12,586
    July 22, 2014, 12:51 PM Go to last post
  73. Thank You SMART Recovery -

    Started by JJWil18, March 19, 2017 7:53 AM
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 18,719
    July 8, 2017, 9:15 AM Go to last post
  74. Following My Change Plan at Six Months Sober!

    Started by JoanofArc, November 6, 2016 6:26 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 4,207
    November 6, 2016, 7:40 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 11,343
    June 1, 2017, 12:19 AM Go to last post
  75. Two Years Sober

    Started by JoanofArc, May 9, 2018 11:14 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 8,678
    May 28, 2018, 2:44 AM Go to last post
  76. Happy Anniversary!

    Started by john314galt, October 10, 2014 2:48 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 6,679
    November 24, 2014, 6:59 PM Go to last post
  77. Six Years Sober

    Started by jojodog, March 24, 2014 12:32 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 23,452
    April 17, 2014, 10:23 AM Go to last post
  78. Lightbulb Changed my life!

    Started by jonpc, August 18, 2016 11:39 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 6,200
    January 25, 2017, 7:36 PM Go to last post
  79. WOW it's been three years.....

    Started by jripplinger, June 10, 2015 11:31 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 6,575
    June 14, 2015, 10:43 PM Go to last post

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