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    hi SMART Family

    As of later tonight I will have 16 Years Sober Time.

    4 3/4 (5 in August) with SMART.

    The rest of the Time is with Other Programs.

    Or on My Own--Using Books and Notebooks from Various Places that Deal With Addictions.
    Karen D. in MI

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    That is AMAZING! Congrats!!!!

    “Woe to the thinker who is not the gardener but only the soil of the plants that grow in her”

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    Sensational lynn50!!


    What got me sober was trying to get sober. Often when I lapsed, picked up, drank, I FELT thoroughly beaten. I thought at that time "there is no hope for me" Yet, when I had recovered from that thought just a little, I thought "I'll have another go!" It was a few little sparks, rather than a flame, that got me here!

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    Very impressive...... lotta sober time!!!

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    So wonderful to hear about your success Lynn50
    Big Congratulations! Thank you for showing us this can be done.

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    rockin it nice

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    A big encouragement to me is hearing from many of you that the journey is marked with failing, hopelessness at times, recover a little, encouragement and determination trickles back in and we go at it again having learned something. It is encouraging because after falling down enough I begin to wonder if I am unusually screwed up. I know better but this kind of support is very helpful. It's hard going it alone.

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    OMG!!! That's Fantastic!! Good for you!! I hope you are proud of yourself for that!

    I hear you, it is hard going alone. People need support and encouragement from family and friends. When you are lacking family, as I am, I look to my friends. They help me in ways I think they cannot imagine.

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    Congrats on your success. Still working on my first year myself. Quit many times before but this has been my longest and it’s been going great for me

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    Very nice. I’ve got a long shot but looking forward to my way there

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    one day i would love to say the same it seems like the stress and kids and everything else just makes it hard to stay sober. I just want to take the edge off too. If you have any tips, im all open ears.

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    Congrats on your success. I felt wonderful to hear about it .Hope you are enjoying your life without alcohol .

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    Congrats on your sober time.I too with help of AA have 15 plus years success in AA and 8 years 4 months clean in NA and 7 years nicotine free.I love smart but I find it wise to add smart to my other programme and not the solo smart.Smart is really smart.

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    Congratulations, that is a a great accomplishment! Thank you for sharing it.

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