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  1. Thumbs up It took a while, but I FINALLY got it!

    Started by RisingTide, February 19, 2014 12:36 AM
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    • Views: 122,114
    March 26, 2015, 1:39 AM Go to last post
  2. My Good bye Letter

    Started by Peg1960, December 14, 2015 10:54 AM
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    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 112,909
    February 14, 2019, 7:17 PM Go to last post
  3. I hit FIVE years!!

    Started by Dee, November 23, 2014 1:58 PM
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 63,983
    March 30, 2015, 5:40 AM Go to last post
  4. Smile Celebrating Ten Years Clean and Sober

    Started by Questor7, August 4, 2015 12:38 PM
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 53,547
    August 9, 2016, 3:53 PM Go to last post
  5. Recovery from Food Addiction / Binge Eating

    Started by RobertaDa, March 4, 2014 6:54 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 44,240
    May 7, 2015, 12:31 AM Go to last post
  6. 33 Years Today!

    Started by JvB, January 23, 2017 10:42 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 51
    • Views: 39,700
    December 29, 2019, 9:13 PM Go to last post
  7. Relapse Dreams. What SMART means to me.

    Started by lovestorms, December 13, 2014 5:38 PM
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 36,528
    January 21, 2016, 9:46 PM Go to last post
  8. My Journey

    Started by Peg1960, December 18, 2014 1:06 PM
    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 32,831
    April 27, 2015, 4:27 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 30,270
    July 2, 2014, 12:44 AM Go to last post
  9. If I can do it, I believe anybody can.

    Started by Ch2n, July 8, 2015 11:17 AM
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 30,159
    December 8, 2015, 6:29 PM Go to last post
  10. Unexpected Benefits of Being Sober

    Started by HeidiM, July 30, 2017 8:43 AM
    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 28,930
    March 6, 2020, 7:21 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 28,745
    November 24, 2014, 6:45 PM Go to last post
  11. 1 year sober finally 3-20-14

    Started by sarah7072, March 30, 2015 9:57 AM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 26,558
    August 23, 2015, 10:48 AM Go to last post
  12. Leaf has 4 years!...wait what?

    Started by leaf, December 15, 2016 8:29 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 59
    • Views: 26,053
    December 28, 2019, 1:21 PM Go to last post
  13. Talking Six months off marijuana

    Started by Arne, August 6, 2015 4:41 AM
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 25,401
    March 23, 2020, 1:34 PM Go to last post
  14. One year soberversary!

    Started by melliemoo, July 9, 2014 9:54 AM
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 25,064
    November 24, 2014, 6:53 PM Go to last post
  15. 364 days into getting SMART

    Started by LobsterTank, July 14, 2016 9:36 PM
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 23,928
    January 1, 2019, 8:48 PM Go to last post
  16. Made It! One Year

    Started by n_g, November 27, 2015 7:07 PM
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 23,585
    April 22, 2017, 5:00 PM Go to last post
  17. Six Years Sober

    Started by jojodog, March 24, 2014 12:32 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 23,316
    April 17, 2014, 10:23 AM Go to last post
  18. Playing with a Door

    Started by Feathers2Fly, January 21, 2014 10:44 AM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 22,347
    March 30, 2015, 11:10 AM Go to last post
  19. do small success count?

    Started by MasterSkywalker, November 13, 2014 1:39 PM
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 22,259
    June 24, 2016, 10:36 AM Go to last post
  20. Well, I made it.

    Started by LunaCrist, September 25, 2016 2:55 PM
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 21,494
    December 16, 2018, 2:02 PM Go to last post
  21. Two Years getting SMART

    Started by LobsterTank, July 15, 2017 3:08 PM
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    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 21,168
    October 4, 2017, 6:58 AM Go to last post
  22. Hi! Gentoo is alive and kicking!

    Started by Gentoo, March 13, 2016 2:54 PM
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 21,024
    May 12, 2016, 7:28 PM Go to last post
  23. My One-Year Victory!!

    Started by AWalton789, October 16, 2014 8:41 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 20,633
    March 11, 2019, 4:56 PM Go to last post
  24. my first year clean

    Started by yubba, November 26, 2014 10:07 PM
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 20,086
    March 30, 2015, 6:06 AM Go to last post
  25. 95 days sober - what finally worked for me

    Started by Wintercat, June 6, 2018 2:21 PM
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 19,706
    September 26, 2019, 6:16 AM Go to last post
  26. 6 Months Sober

    Started by MIMI79, May 27, 2016 6:52 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 18,980
    August 9, 2016, 10:54 PM Go to last post
  27. Thank You SMART Recovery -

    Started by JJWil18, March 19, 2017 7:53 AM
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 18,505
    July 8, 2017, 9:15 AM Go to last post
  28. Four years sober!!!!

    Started by misterblock, March 17, 2015 12:07 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 18,147
    April 26, 2015, 10:05 AM Go to last post
  29. One Year Anniversary

    Started by Pierce34, February 23, 2014 10:50 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 17,227
    February 28, 2014, 10:01 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 17,075
    April 17, 2014, 10:21 AM Go to last post
  30. Saturday Morning Inspiration

    Started by Just_Jim, March 1, 2014 10:31 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 16,627
    April 13, 2018, 3:50 AM Go to last post
  31. Two years sober and my 1 year SMART anniversary

    Started by jeff_kyle, May 10, 2014 2:31 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 16,211
    May 17, 2016, 10:15 AM Go to last post
  32. One Year Ago Today

    Started by mctj, July 15, 2014 3:50 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 15,901
    March 26, 2015, 1:09 AM Go to last post
  33. 7 years strong !!

    Started by caring_hands, June 30, 2014 10:05 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 15,546
    July 21, 2014, 5:43 PM Go to last post
  34. THREE years!

    Started by melliemoo, July 8, 2016 9:56 AM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 15,439
    September 15, 2016, 9:07 AM Go to last post
  35. Eight years sober with the help of SMART

    Started by NoTrumpAce, August 26, 2016 2:28 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 15,362
    November 17, 2019, 9:28 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 14,795
    June 11, 2015, 10:48 AM Go to last post
  36. My SMART Journey

    Started by y0ung42o, January 10, 2014 3:30 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 14,391
    October 16, 2014, 8:52 AM Go to last post
  37. Even when my mother died

    Started by Gentoo, October 29, 2016 3:26 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 14,364
    December 14, 2016, 2:03 PM Go to last post
  38. Managing thoughts, feelings, and emotions.

    Started by Arne, July 8, 2015 5:40 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 14,288
    March 10, 2016, 8:20 AM Go to last post
  39. Finally Breaking Into Orbit

    Started by kramermjo, February 14, 2016 6:06 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 13,489
    February 18, 2016, 12:18 PM Go to last post
  40. Eight months off Marijuana

    Started by Arne, October 9, 2015 2:53 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 13,435
    February 10, 2016, 2:08 AM Go to last post
  41. A Fool's Tale

    Started by Eric22, August 6, 2014 9:07 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 13,233
    August 19, 2014, 11:47 AM Go to last post
  42. 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: 13,179
    September 28, 2015, 11:39 PM Go to last post
  43. Talking small success

    Started by TravelRN61, August 30, 2014 7:39 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 12,945
    December 29, 2015, 5:41 AM Go to last post
  44. Overcoming the impossiable

    Started by BrOkEnAnGeL, May 10, 2014 10:20 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 12,790
    November 24, 2014, 6:29 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 12,485
    July 22, 2014, 12:51 PM Go to last post
  45. Smile 1 Year fast/slow

    Started by komoto, May 27, 2015 9:53 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 12,323
    March 13, 2016, 3:29 PM Go to last post
  46. Time flies...

    Started by GJBXVI, January 22, 2014 8:40 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 12,146
    December 31, 2019, 6:44 PM Go to last post
  47. Off Probation

    Started by lynn50, August 27, 2014 4:45 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 11,983
    May 20, 2015, 6:36 AM Go to last post
  48. Getting my foot in the door with the Army.

    Started by armywife, January 12, 2014 10:58 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 11,946
    January 17, 2014, 12:50 PM Go to last post
  49. Self Management

    Started by leo4068, March 27, 2016 10:17 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 11,686
    February 21, 2019, 11:53 AM Go to last post
  50. Red face Resisting Urges in Tough Times

    Started by Ethan, May 2, 2015 4:04 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 11,598
    June 9, 2015, 7:33 PM Go to last post
  51. Just passed 2 years

    Started by gregr, June 30, 2014 1:08 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 11,557
    August 21, 2014, 4:55 PM Go to last post
  52. Thanks to SMART Recovery

    Started by vickimz, February 5, 2014 12:24 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 11,462
    March 1, 2014, 1:08 PM Go to last post
  53. Extreme bad thoughts - Managing with SMART tools

    Started by Maerlande, January 27, 2016 9:09 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 11,295
    January 1, 2019, 8:59 PM Go to last post
  54. Smile Was it my Aha moment?

    Started by Peg1960, March 21, 2016 9:18 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 11,253
    June 27, 2019, 10:39 PM Go to last post
  55. 2 years sober today

    Started by BeachFreak, November 26, 2014 10:33 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 11,243
    November 27, 2014, 5:38 PM Go to last post
  56. Thanks

    Started by fenquat, August 19, 2014 6:46 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 11,198
    August 27, 2014, 10:31 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 11,180
    June 1, 2017, 12:19 AM Go to last post
  57. I never made it this far, until now.

    Started by sassy0ne, March 24, 2016 8:16 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 11,047
    April 17, 2016, 1:44 PM Go to last post
  58. Smile I Think It's Working!

    Started by Jensinthepool, January 5, 2014 3:36 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 11,009
    January 7, 2014, 7:04 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 10,971
    January 25, 2015, 3:09 AM Go to last post
  59. Support & Encouragement

    Started by Gruntwench, December 22, 2013 10:16 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 10,788
    November 24, 2014, 6:47 PM Go to last post
  60. 1000 Days!I

    Started by Peg1960, September 12, 2016 10:56 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 10,720
    February 21, 2019, 11:48 AM Go to last post
  61. 34 Years

    Started by JvB, January 23, 2018 7:39 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 10,417
    January 25, 2018, 11:46 AM Go to last post
  62. Health: HOV. Heirarchy Of Values.

    Started by komoto, February 19, 2017 4:46 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 10,399
    September 26, 2017, 1:44 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 10,314
    October 9, 2014, 5:00 PM Go to last post
  63. Three Years this Fall!!

    Started by MrPickles47, June 25, 2014 8:58 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 10,173
    June 27, 2014, 10:58 AM Go to last post
  64. Three Years

    Started by PaperChain, April 15, 2015 12:51 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 9,948
    April 27, 2015, 8:13 AM Go to last post
  65. A sober life is a better life

    Started by NoTrumpAce, October 25, 2017 12:25 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 9,742
    January 31, 2018, 8:50 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 9,695
    May 17, 2016, 10:16 AM Go to last post
  66. five months off of pot

    Started by Arne, July 8, 2015 5:06 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 9,683
    February 10, 2016, 2:30 AM Go to last post
  67. Thumbs up A Great Success

    Started by NormalNobody, June 28, 2015 7:29 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 9,455
    July 30, 2015, 3:44 AM Go to last post
  68. Red face 10 years with SMART!

    Started by newsun, April 14, 2014 8:14 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 9,429
    August 18, 2014, 12:41 AM Go to last post
  69. Taking Stock

    Started by Kendoo97, December 20, 2015 9:47 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 9,404
    March 12, 2016, 8:04 AM Go to last post
  70. SMART recognition

    Started by Talleldo, June 9, 2014 3:18 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 9,261
    June 30, 2014, 2:12 PM Go to last post
  71. 3 Years Sober Today

    Started by jwg54, December 8, 2017 2:15 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 9,099
    June 27, 2019, 10:43 PM Go to last post
  72. 2 weeks

    Started by JAR526, February 21, 2017 11:18 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 8,909
    November 17, 2019, 10:00 PM Go to last post
  73. Thumbs up Over 100 days sober!

    Started by Mike_sill, April 25, 2018 9:01 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 8,869
    March 11, 2019, 5:04 PM Go to last post
  74. Success, in fits and starts

    Started by Fresh44, March 18, 2015 4:41 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 8,851
    May 25, 2015, 1:21 AM Go to last post
  75. Two years sober today!

    Started by melliemoo, July 9, 2015 9:55 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 8,845
    July 13, 2015, 10:25 AM Go to last post
  76. 5 Years Clean

    Started by jwg54, June 26, 2016 11:38 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 8,814
    August 16, 2018, 2:51 AM Go to last post
  77. 2.5 year sober

    Started by zima, July 23, 2014 11:36 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 8,807
    August 18, 2014, 8:45 AM Go to last post
  78. Three years!!! Yes!!!

    Started by Peg1960, December 18, 2016 10:15 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 8,689
    September 26, 2017, 1:39 PM Go to last post
  79. 4 Years

    Started by lynn50, August 8, 2017 7:44 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 8,503
    October 26, 2017, 9:49 AM Go to last post
  80. 5+ years sober

    Started by chark, April 17, 2018 7:56 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 8,492
    July 24, 2018, 10:06 PM Go to last post
  81. Out and about

    Started by sshayne4, February 22, 2014 5:08 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 8,464
    February 28, 2014, 10:04 PM Go to last post

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