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I Am Sober

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    i'm now sober for a year

    and a half from any kinds of substances that would harm my body and well being. i didn't get any help or didn't attend any meetings. it was august 27, 2013 that i decided that i should completely stop. i'm proud of the outcome and i meditate daily to keep me grounded and sane.
    cinnamonpie cinnamonpie 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    No Big Whoop, Really, It Was Time.

    4 years ago RIGHT NOW, i quit drinking alcoholic beverages. I lost 50 lbs., no longer had to take blood pressure medication, and my liver tested in good health. I have money in my pocket, and no longer have to scrounge for change under the car seat to buy a tiny bottle of 90...
    johnnybliss johnnybliss 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 24, 2010

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    Vodka-less.

    I have been sober for a year and a half now.  I decided to stop drinking a few months after my 21st birthday.  For most people, turning 21 was the time to start drinking and hang out at the bars but by that time, I was definitely sick of the whole scene.  I started drinking...
    asiansprinkles1 asiansprinkles1 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 13, 2011

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    Halloween Night

    This is probably my first ever Halloween being sober. I haven't been sober very long, so it is still a struggle for me to keep strength in it. I decided at work earlier that I would not put myself in a bad situation (attend parties or hang out with my old drinking buddies) which...
    CRAENIUM CRAENIUM 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2013

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    For 2 Months

    and I want a drink so bad!  I can't get it out of my head today.  I think I was shaking earlier.  Please tell me this gets easier?
    RubyInTheSkyWithCheetos RubyInTheSkyWithCheetos 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 4, 2011

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    Sobriety Date 12/09/07

    I'm coming up on 4 years
    stepheng52 stepheng52 56-60 1 Response Nov 4, 2011

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    Sober, Baby:)

    Yes, I am. No need to use prohibited drugs. (I don't wanna kill myself. lol:p)..
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 29, 2009

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    Not By Choice

    My husband requires me to be, so usually I am. Some days I let the addiction win, and I revel in the creativity drugs and alcohol inspire in me. Sometimes I don't tell him, and sometimes I do. (He is controlling, most certainly, but in a way I sought. I don't trust myself...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 4, 2012

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    No Drinking This Time

    This will be the first Christmas in a long time that I have actually been sober.  I'm usually drunk off my *** by now.  This is going to be interesting this year.  I guess it's good because maybe I'll remember some of it this time.
    RagingSkillet RagingSkillet 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 24, 2011

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    Hit It and Quit It

    yep drugs have kinda done only bad things to me so i stopped doing them plus I'm way too ******* busy to be high its way too ******* hard to take a accounting test when I'm on the second plateau and yea i love my girlfriend and i cant love somebody when I'm high Drugs suck stay...
    justalex justalex 16-18, M Oct 25, 2007

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    Despise It

    I am completely sober right now, I havent been sober for the past couple of days. I have come to despise this feeling. I am thinking that I might not want to get clean, maybe I am just to much in love with the high.. I am coming to terms with that, but I still have a litttle tiny...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 17, 2012

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    I'm Good!

    I am pretty damn sure that I have drank enough liquor to last me ten lifetimes. On a rare occasion I might have a few, but I just don't have any interest in it anymore.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 10, 2010

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    Goodbye Heroin

    I was a junkie for 5 years and I am 3 years sober. I tried so many other drugs but heroin and a few other opiates were my docs. I loved the needle and it controlled me. I never want to go back to that life and I hope I never will. I love and cherish my sobriety.
    ThePuckBunny ThePuckBunny 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 28, 2013

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    Meaningless. I am more

    than alive today. I am more than just "sober" today. I am more than I was so many years ago. This is the result of the steps for me, where people drinking and the sight of alcohol means nothing. Most 12 steppers fear the outside world I don't. I didn't see "drunk people" this...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer 56-60, M Jan 2

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    Alcohol Reduces Your Use To Others.

    I have been sober for several days. I think that alcohol poisons the brain even when your alcohol titers are low. You get shaky and nervous in situations where you normally drink and are compelled to imbibe. Then one day someone says something and you realize you are not in a...
    BenStar28 BenStar28 56-60 Dec 7, 2012

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    Before You Recoil When I Mention Aa....

    I have dipped in and out of the 12 steppers for 8 years now.  AA in Australia is a bit different from the US from what I can gather.  Over here there's not as much emphasis on doing the steps and the whole spiritual kaboodle, which is frankly what puts most people off...
    23buddyf 23buddyf 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 10, 2008

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    Pink Cloud Project

      <img src="http://www.craigslistupload.com/files1/688_ComingSoon.jpg"/>   I have been sober for 13 months now ,and during my 12 month I want to everyone to expierence the pink cloud project    
    runsober23 runsober23 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 18, 2009

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    If You Feel So Alone And Helpless, Try This

    If you feel so alone and helpless, try this: get on your knees and pray. It worked for me. If you’re a Christian, try calling on the name of Jesus-He is there.  I know for a fact that you can also talk to recovery coaches online at sober.com. They are willing to help you get...
    caringnurse caringnurse 31-35 Aug 4, 2011

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    Yay!

    In a few days, it will be 2 months of sobriety for me! WHOOOHOOO!!!!!!!!!!
    BlackRose321 BlackRose321 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2011

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    Weeks go on and I actually feel like it's

    harder to say no to a drink? I just see it as.. I haven't drunk in a while, so one drink won't hurt. Don't do it to yourself whit.
    wsthomas wsthomas 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    Can't Believe It

    But I am sober, I've been sober for three months almost four. I really can't believe it if someone where to ask about four months if I would clean up I would of just laughed in their face. Because I had no plans of cleaning up and staying away from it. I feel like a person now, I...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 26, 2010

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    I am sober for 1 year

    and 8 months. It's been going pretty well. I am not tempted to drink, for I am used to not drinking now. But I am so bored. I hate being around cold beers and coolers with ice and people having fun. I shouldn't feel this way but I do. I want to drink again, but to do so would...
    sober79 sober79 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 20

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    I Am Sober 22 Months Today

    Its a HP thing i could not have done this on my own! no way I could have and the dry drunk periods suck so today i don't want to go back there.
    SoberJoe SoberJoe 36-40 Jul 8, 2009

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    Helping Sober People

    Although I am not an addict, addiciton has affected my life. I've learnt and gone through a lot because of it and decided to create a website to help not only addicts but anyone living sober. Having to watch someone I love struggle with an addiction has been one of the...
    SoberMove SoberMove 26-30 1 Response Apr 28, 2010

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    Sobriety....

    I've been sober for 22 days so far.  I'm not going to lie, it's been hard as hell on me.
    RagingSkillet RagingSkillet 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 8, 2011

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    Ahhh... Sober For The New Year.

    Yup!  I'm going to be sober for the New Year.  My mother and I made a promise that we wouldn't drink at all, not even champagne.  So instead of getting blitzed out of my ******* mind I will be bringing in this New year clean and sober with my friends and family.
    RagingSkillet RagingSkillet 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2011

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    1 Years 3 Months 27 Days Sober

    i thought that would solve most of my problems, and it did.  but the few that remain have affected my life in the worst ways.  i am thankful for my freinds and family,  i miss my wife.
    finnalybroken finnalybroken 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 3, 2009

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    I Too Am Sober..

    I remain sober due too a family member who has joined AA. Do it out of respect for them.
    cjpsf5 cjpsf5 41-45, M Apr 14, 2009

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    Since 2007...

    I started drinking at age 17... got way too drunk & blacked out the very first time. Looking back, I literally drank every chance I had, until March 13th,1999. Also smoked weed the first time @17... at my 1st rock concert: Van Halen! ;-) ... Stayed drunk & stoned for most of the...
    robcrimson robcrimson 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 16, 2013

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    10 Days In

    I've decided to abandon my 30 year 'habit' of drinking...it was changing me for the worse. I've since started a blog to note how I'm doing. Please share! http://why-dry.blogspot.com
    whydry whydry 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 8, 2012

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    I quit drinking almost 13 years ago.

    I don't mind being around people that drink. Just because I don't drink doesn't mean I don't want my friends to. I want them to be responsible, but have fun and do what they want. I'm sober from alcohol and all drugs, but, I think marijuana should be legalized. They could tax...
    TheHeartOfDixie TheHeartOfDixie 31-35, F Jan 5

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    Im Drug Free and Don't Drink

    Its to bad that people drink and do drugs , being a musician i run in to people like that all the time ,drinking will not only distroy your life but will age you really quick, and kill you and drugs are even worse than that ,I have seen people die in front of me ,
    lespaulmarK lespaulmarK 36-40 4 Responses Apr 29, 2009

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    I Am Sober Right Now

    I feel weird today...all out of my happy pills, painkillers and benzoes...I am struggling with temptation, but I think I will be alright. I just need to stay here and not go looking for something to take my pain away. So far I have hidden the fact that I go through a 2 week...
    BlackRose321 BlackRose321 31-35, F May 21, 2012

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    Socially Inept

    i have been sober now for 32 days it doesnt seem like much but it is a lot for me. 32 days ago i made a desicion to protect my body from physical harm. today im struggling i dont feel like i fit in in NA or AA i was a drug user for 7 years. im very out of place and just...
    dayNnight dayNnight 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 12, 2009

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    I've Seen It, And I Don't Want It In My Life!

    I've lost so many I love to alcohol and drugs...I DO NOT WANT IT in MY life anymore. I don't drink, I never have, and if I ever do, it will be responsible. I am always the designated driver...I don't see a point in alcohol...I have such a good time with my friends as it is...And...
    BraveAndCrazy BraveAndCrazy 18-21, F Aug 26, 2010

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    A Long Time Coming........

    I heve been sober for 232 days. I first started trying to get sober in October of 2011. The first 8 months were terrible. I would get some months at first, then weeks and finally barely 2 days in a row. My last run was a handle a day with a chaser. It was worse then than...
    sobersunrise sobersunrise 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 21, 2013

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    Two Whole Days

    If anyone's followed my stories about drinking, first I was drinking too much but it wasn't effecting my life. I realized the night I posted that story, while sitting at home, that it was effecting my life. I could have called up any of my five friends and gone to do...
    senmetsu senmetsu 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 18, 2009

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    Been 8 months now without a drink.

    It's really not even that hard for me. Makes me sick to feel drunk.
    chrisfer chrisfer 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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    Related Experiences

    I have never written anything like before so I am sorry if it seems a little all over the place. I just need to get it all out. Not even sure how to start this, but here it goes...
    SoberJessica SoberJessica 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 29

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    So in terms of staying sober I mainly mean not smoking weed (at least for a decent amount of time) considering the fact that I don't drink anymore and only smoke. I love smoking...
    misunderstoodx10 misunderstoodx10 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I often blame myself hard, if I don't match the expectation set by myself, when it comes to fulfilling daily mental deadlines at work. So hard that if I start late, I can no...
    qcreator qcreator 36-40, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    "A drunk man's talk is a sober man's thoughts"
    owlabyss owlabyss 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I have never written anything like before so I am sorry if it seems a little all over the place. I just need to get it all out. Not even sure how to start this, but here it goes...
    SoberJessica SoberJessica 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    I don't wanna be the girl who laughs the loudest Or the girl who never wants to be alone I don't wanna be that call at 4 o'clock in the morning 'Cos I'm the only one you know in...
    onedayatatime01 onedayatatime01 18-21, F Aug 14

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    really i wish i could turn back time . i am not making excuses, but i grew up deep in a city with a strong drug culture (Miami). a week before my 13th birthday, i smoked my first...
    Chulazon Chulazon 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    The end result of treatment in a Drug Rehabilitation or Alcohol Therapy Middle in Abilene will be the person with the ability to perform their way by way of lifestyle and its...
    Joshua950z5kh8 Joshua950z5kh8 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    Claims Austin allows visitors create the applications to remain sober by customized treatment options, applications and luxurious features. Guarantees Austin concentrates on the...
    Michael592w2ui6 Michael592w2ui6 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    First a brief history of me so you can get to know the skeleton of my life, but not necessarily the essence. Life can still be a b-itch, but I love it anyway: it’s my imperfect...
    WisteriaGrace WisteriaGrace 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    I grew up with a Mom and Dad and two sisters. Particularly close with my Mom and middle sister. I am the oldest. We were raised in a beautiful place, very happy and were very close...
    kgirl76 kgirl76 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    S. die on a yearly basis of health issues which have been directly associated with alcoholism. An outstanding Austin Alcohol Abuse Treatment Facility may also help someone having...
    Noah259o9mb3 Noah259o9mb3 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    I don't believe people can change. Not my dad at least. I go through this circle of him being sober then drunk then sober then drunk again. He can't hold a job and every time he...
    sadgirl233 sadgirl233 22-25, F Aug 10

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    In the event you or possibly a cherished a single in Denton is presently scuffling with a drug or alcohol abuse challenge, you do not need to encounter this dilemma by yourself...
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