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  1. Merry Christmas

    Started by luckylaura84, December 25, 2013 4:21 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 6,234
    December 25, 2013, 4:48 PM Go to last post
  2. Smile I Think It's Working!

    Started by Jensinthepool, January 5, 2014 3:36 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 10,718
    January 7, 2014, 7:04 PM Go to last post
  3. Getting my foot in the door with the Army.

    Started by armywife, January 12, 2014 10:58 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 11,539
    January 17, 2014, 12:50 PM Go to last post
  4. One Year Anniversary

    Started by Pierce34, February 23, 2014 10:50 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 16,841
    February 28, 2014, 10:01 PM Go to last post
  5. Out and about

    Started by sshayne4, February 22, 2014 5:08 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 8,241
    February 28, 2014, 10:04 PM Go to last post
  6. Thanks to SMART Recovery

    Started by vickimz, February 5, 2014 12:24 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 11,193
    March 1, 2014, 1:08 PM Go to last post
  7. Success is always a work progress

    Started by matt_h, March 27, 2014 12:03 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 7,556
    March 31, 2014, 4:08 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 16,543
    April 17, 2014, 10:21 AM Go to last post
  8. Six Years Sober

    Started by jojodog, March 24, 2014 12:32 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 22,895
    April 17, 2014, 10:23 AM Go to last post
  9. Red face Continued success

    Started by gratefulliz, May 31, 2014 1:46 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 6,871
    June 12, 2014, 1:15 PM Go to last post
  10. Three Years this Fall!!

    Started by MrPickles47, June 25, 2014 8:58 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 9,808
    June 27, 2014, 10:58 AM Go to last post
  11. SMART recognition

    Started by Talleldo, June 9, 2014 3:18 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 8,939
    June 30, 2014, 2:12 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 29,236
    July 2, 2014, 12:44 AM Go to last post
  12. An Update from Gentoo!

    Started by Gentoo, July 7, 2014 1:57 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 7,580
    July 9, 2014, 7:35 PM Go to last post
  13. 2 1/2 Years Later

    Started by Randy02769, July 9, 2014 9:09 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 5,492
    July 14, 2014, 10:50 AM Go to last post
  14. 166,642,829 Seconds In and Counting

    Started by Dolphin, July 13, 2014 11:23 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 7,808
    July 15, 2014, 5:18 AM Go to last post
  15. 7 years strong !!

    Started by caring_hands, June 30, 2014 10:05 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 15,008
    July 21, 2014, 5:43 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 12,060
    July 22, 2014, 12:51 PM Go to last post
  16. Red face 10 years with SMART!

    Started by newsun, April 14, 2014 8:14 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 9,180
    August 18, 2014, 12:41 AM Go to last post
  17. 2.5 year sober

    Started by zima, July 23, 2014 11:36 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 8,523
    August 18, 2014, 8:45 AM Go to last post
  18. A Fool's Tale

    Started by Eric22, August 6, 2014 9:07 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 12,845
    August 19, 2014, 11:47 AM Go to last post
  19. Just passed 2 years

    Started by gregr, June 30, 2014 1:08 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 11,086
    August 21, 2014, 4:55 PM Go to last post
  20. Thanks

    Started by fenquat, August 19, 2014 6:46 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 10,839
    August 27, 2014, 10:31 AM Go to last post
  21. 1 Year

    Started by lynn50, August 15, 2014 11:27 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 6,576
    August 27, 2014, 10:48 AM Go to last post
  22. Day 2199

    Started by tweedie, October 8, 2014 6:39 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 5,204
    October 8, 2014, 7:45 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 9,908
    October 9, 2014, 5:00 PM Go to last post
  23. My SMART Journey

    Started by y0ung42o, January 10, 2014 3:30 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 14,008
    October 16, 2014, 8:52 AM Go to last post
  24. Cool 3 years free and sober

    Started by maccaroo, October 24, 2014 6:34 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 7,083
    October 24, 2014, 6:40 PM Go to last post
  25. Overcoming the impossiable

    Started by BrOkEnAnGeL, May 10, 2014 10:20 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 12,459
    November 24, 2014, 6:29 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 28,199
    November 24, 2014, 6:45 PM Go to last post
  26. Support & Encouragement

    Started by Gruntwench, December 22, 2013 10:16 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 10,475
    November 24, 2014, 6:47 PM Go to last post
  27. One year soberversary!

    Started by melliemoo, July 9, 2014 9:54 AM
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 24,082
    November 24, 2014, 6:53 PM Go to last post
  28. Happy Anniversary!

    Started by john314galt, October 10, 2014 2:48 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 6,344
    November 24, 2014, 6:59 PM Go to last post
  29. Milestone, Smilestone #10

    Started by Sam29, November 3, 2014 5:58 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 7,678
    November 26, 2014, 3:45 PM Go to last post
  30. 2 years sober today

    Started by BeachFreak, November 26, 2014 10:33 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 10,891
    November 27, 2014, 5:38 PM Go to last post
  31. A Good Spaceh

    Started by komoto, November 27, 2014 4:41 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 6,970
    November 28, 2014, 12:24 PM Go to last post
  32. SMART stuff

    Started by lolie, December 22, 2013 9:49 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 7,436
    January 6, 2015, 12:03 PM Go to last post
  33. A Cautionary Tale

    Started by almuir, January 23, 2015 8:41 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 6,948
    January 24, 2015, 11:06 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 10,588
    January 25, 2015, 3:09 AM Go to last post
  34. Educational Success

    Started by MaryMM, March 6, 2015 11:34 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 3,993
    March 9, 2015, 5:25 AM Go to last post
  35. One Year Ago Today

    Started by mctj, July 15, 2014 3:50 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 15,511
    March 26, 2015, 1:09 AM Go to last post
  36. Don't Call it Al!

    Started by Sarah_Says, March 23, 2015 3:36 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 7,403
    March 26, 2015, 1:31 AM Go to last post
  37. 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: 119,941
    March 26, 2015, 1:39 AM Go to last post
  38. Cool 3 Years Today!!!

    Started by Gster, December 20, 2014 10:15 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 6,816
    March 26, 2015, 6:03 AM Go to last post
  39. I hit FIVE years!!

    Started by Dee, November 23, 2014 1:58 PM
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 63,144
    March 30, 2015, 5:40 AM Go to last post
  40. my first year clean

    Started by yubba, November 26, 2014 10:07 PM
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 19,417
    March 30, 2015, 6:06 AM Go to last post
  41. Playing with a Door

    Started by Feathers2Fly, January 21, 2014 10:44 AM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 21,892
    March 30, 2015, 11:10 AM Go to last post
  42. Only a mere 14 and a half....................years

    Started by zswamprat, November 8, 2014 12:07 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 7,401
    April 22, 2015, 6:36 PM Go to last post
  43. Four years sober!!!!

    Started by misterblock, March 17, 2015 12:07 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 17,346
    April 26, 2015, 10:05 AM Go to last post
  44. Walking breathing success

    Started by MissKimberlyAnne, April 27, 2015 7:38 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,798
    April 27, 2015, 7:38 AM Go to last post
  45. Three Years

    Started by PaperChain, April 15, 2015 12:51 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 9,696
    April 27, 2015, 8:13 AM Go to last post
  46. My Journey

    Started by Peg1960, December 18, 2014 1:06 PM
    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 32,105
    April 27, 2015, 4:27 PM Go to last post
  47. Recovery from Food Addiction / Binge Eating

    Started by RobertaDa, March 4, 2014 6:54 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 40,755
    May 7, 2015, 12:31 AM Go to last post
  48. Off Probation

    Started by lynn50, August 27, 2014 4:45 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 11,687
    May 20, 2015, 6:36 AM Go to last post
  49. Success, in fits and starts

    Started by Fresh44, March 18, 2015 4:41 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 8,626
    May 25, 2015, 1:21 AM Go to last post
  50. I flexed my sober muscle! "That was easy!"

    Started by qwerty123, May 23, 2015 8:11 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 5,228
    June 7, 2015, 3:54 PM Go to last post
  51. Red face Resisting Urges in Tough Times

    Started by Ethan, May 2, 2015 4:04 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 11,181
    June 9, 2015, 7:33 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 14,394
    June 11, 2015, 10:48 AM Go to last post
  52. WOW it's been three years.....

    Started by jripplinger, June 10, 2015 11:31 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 6,240
    June 14, 2015, 10:43 PM Go to last post
  53. My Journey,My Story,continued!

    Started by Peg1960, June 18, 2015 9:59 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 5,822
    June 20, 2015, 9:01 AM Go to last post
  54. Face to Face Meeting

    Started by Kendoo97, July 7, 2015 9:57 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 3,609
    July 8, 2015, 4:06 AM Go to last post
  55. Finding myself through the storm

    Started by clomat76, July 7, 2015 8:53 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 3,856
    July 8, 2015, 4:08 AM Go to last post
  56. Two years sober today!

    Started by melliemoo, July 9, 2015 9:55 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 8,471
    July 13, 2015, 10:25 AM Go to last post
  57. How much is my freedom worth?

    Started by df2, July 14, 2015 9:23 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 4,766
    July 15, 2015, 10:11 PM Go to last post
  58. The Desolation of Grog

    Started by Maerlande, July 9, 2015 4:57 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 6,259
    July 19, 2015, 10:37 AM Go to last post
  59. Thumbs up A Great Success

    Started by NormalNobody, June 28, 2015 7:29 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 9,119
    July 30, 2015, 3:44 AM Go to last post
  60. SMART 2 Years

    Started by lynn50, August 13, 2015 11:59 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 5,907
    August 18, 2015, 4:47 AM Go to last post
  61. 1 year sober finally 3-20-14

    Started by sarah7072, March 30, 2015 9:57 AM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 25,991
    August 23, 2015, 10:48 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 3,537
    September 15, 2015, 1:56 AM Go to last post
  62. 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: 12,534
    September 28, 2015, 11:39 PM Go to last post
  63. Cool 6 Months Sober - I Feel Awesome

    Started by SleeplessInSeattle, October 6, 2015 10:09 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 4,716
    October 6, 2015, 10:56 PM Go to last post
  64. Want to be completely sober

    Started by Graffix, October 7, 2015 6:39 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 3,574
    October 7, 2015, 6:39 AM Go to last post
  65. If I can do it, I believe anybody can.

    Started by Ch2n, July 8, 2015 11:17 AM
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 28,897
    December 8, 2015, 6:29 PM Go to last post
  66. My First 30 Days

    Started by emoney75, November 20, 2015 7:49 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 6,931
    December 12, 2015, 10:43 AM Go to last post
  67. Talking small success

    Started by TravelRN61, August 30, 2014 7:39 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 12,609
    December 29, 2015, 5:41 AM Go to last post
  68. Last first year!

    Started by pookyjason, January 13, 2016 8:03 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 3,894
    January 13, 2016, 9:53 PM Go to last post
  69. Cool First Meeting

    Started by sober_scooter, January 19, 2016 8:25 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 4,330
    January 19, 2016, 9:47 PM Go to last post
  70. Relapse Dreams. What SMART means to me.

    Started by lovestorms, December 13, 2014 5:38 PM
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 35,283
    January 21, 2016, 9:46 PM Go to last post
  71. Sobergeddon

    Started by Fresh44, January 22, 2016 3:36 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 4,297
    January 22, 2016, 5:21 PM Go to last post
  72. Eight months off Marijuana

    Started by Arne, October 9, 2015 2:53 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 12,930
    February 10, 2016, 2:08 AM Go to last post
  73. five months off of pot

    Started by Arne, July 8, 2015 5:06 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 9,351
    February 10, 2016, 2:30 AM Go to last post
  74. Panic Attacks, Pills and Playing the Tape Forward

    Started by Questor7, February 13, 2016 12:21 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 5,224
    February 13, 2016, 4:12 PM Go to last post
  75. Finally Breaking Into Orbit

    Started by kramermjo, February 14, 2016 6:06 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 13,017
    February 18, 2016, 12:18 PM Go to last post
  76. Managing thoughts, feelings, and emotions.

    Started by Arne, July 8, 2015 5:40 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 13,836
    March 10, 2016, 8:20 AM Go to last post
  77. Taking Stock

    Started by Kendoo97, December 20, 2015 9:47 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 9,048
    March 12, 2016, 8:04 AM Go to last post
  78. Smile 1 Year fast/slow

    Started by komoto, May 27, 2015 9:53 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 11,892
    March 13, 2016, 3:29 PM Go to last post
  79. I never made it this far, until now.

    Started by sassy0ne, March 24, 2016 8:16 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 10,643
    April 17, 2016, 1:44 PM Go to last post
  80. New Day

    Started by Concha, May 4, 2016 8:33 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 7,128
    May 4, 2016, 9:56 AM Go to last post
  81. Hi! Gentoo is alive and kicking!

    Started by Gentoo, March 13, 2016 2:54 PM
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 20,144
    May 12, 2016, 7:28 PM Go to last post
  82. Two years sober and my 1 year SMART anniversary

    Started by jeff_kyle, May 10, 2014 2:31 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 15,797
    May 17, 2016, 10:15 AM Go to last post

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