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    Default Success is always a work progress

    Its been almost 3 years since I stopped drinking, but I try not to think of it as a success. Its always something I will live with and always something I am working on. I still have an occasional urge and I've used the techniques of SR to help me. I have other areas of my life that I also need to work on and I am apply the same principles to these things (food/ overeating is a huge one).

    What I like most about SMART is that it isn't an all other nothing mindset. Yes, I've been sober for a long time and I know I can never drink again (moderation in the past has been a miserable failure) but I also know that the longer I am successful the more tools I gain in correcting any mistakes I may make in the future. That is not giving me leeway to drink again, but if I ever did, I will not be back at square one.

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    Hi Matt,
    Thank you for sharing your success (even though you don't call it that ) story. Have you been going to face to face meetings? I noticed this is your first post at SROL.

    Lorrie
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    I do go to a weekly face to face meeting. I've missed a few weeks due to work traveling, but I will be back on Sunday!

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    Hi Matt,
    Glad to see you back and checking in.

    Lorrie
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