Results 1 to 13 of 13
Share this SMART Recovery Success Story!
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    242

    Thumbs up Five Years of Continuous Abstinence Yesterday

    Hi Everyone. I hit five years of continuous abstinence from my DOC (drug of choice) yesterday (Monday, 4/6/2020). My DOC is alcohol. Thank you everyone for helping me make SMART Recovery a solution for Alan. Thank you for helping keep me abstinent one day at a time!


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Carpinteria, Ca
    Posts
    447

    Default

    Right on brother. Keep on keepin on.

    Best always, Mike

  3. #3

    Default

    Congratulations!!! 🎉🎈🎊
    Five years is huge and you did it yourself by putting the hard work in there and being your own best friend. SMART gives you the toolbelt but youíre the one who used the tools the right way.
    We never know whose lives we touch with our words ó yours have helped me many times in meetings. You always offer up something that I can grab onto and use in my sobriety program. I hope that I am able to do the same for someone else which is part of why after 9+ years I keep coming back for more. The rest is the wonderful support this community offers. I was thinking about that this morning; what an amazing community we have here, with dedicated volunteers who keep everything going smoothly.
    Wishing you continued success and the best possible things.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    242

    Thumbs up

    Thanks Mike and welcome back!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Posts
    242

    Default

    Thank you Kristie!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    1,552

    Default

    That's awesome Alan. You have done the work and it pays off. Thank you so much for sharing your success with us. People like you are proof that the tools work when we work them.
    "The central human drama is not wanting the experience we are having"

  7. #7

    Default

    Congratulations! That is a HUGE milestone!

  8. #8

    Red face

    Quote Originally Posted by SleeplessInSeattle View Post
    Hi Everyone. I hit five years of continuous abstinence from my DOC (drug of choice) yesterday (Monday, 4/6/2020). My DOC is alcohol. Thank you everyone for helping me make SMART Recovery a solution for Alan. Thank you for helping keep me abstinent one day at a time!

    Great Job and It's so great to hear success stories. I am very proud of you.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Saint-Petersburg, Russia
    Posts
    1,593

    Default

    Congratulations! :-) I wonder what will I represent when I'm 5 years sober (and 12 years clean))

  10. #10
    Gordon1's Avatar
    Gordon1 is offline SMART Online Facilitator
    Former SMART Face to Face Facilitator
    Former SMART Online Meeting Liaison
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    5,516

    Default

    Thankyou so much for all you do Sleepless and who you are!

    You bring a lot of warmth, caring, and capability to this place

    Well done you on a life more helpfully lived.
    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!

  11. #11

    Default

    I hear that. Congrats. What works for to forecast the next 24 hours if I do pick up and itís a dark place that I donít want to see and the outcome is unpredictable like possibly waking up in jail. Thinking about the consequences works for me (so far).

    thanks for reading.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2020
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    19

    Default

    Congratulations! Keep up the good work

  13. #13

    Default

    Thank you. Itís tough but just take it minute by minute.

Share this SMART Recovery Success Story!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •