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I Am Sober

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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 2 Responses Jan 16, 2014

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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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    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 1 Response May 21, 2012

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    i'm a conqueror. i had a bad drinking

    alchohol problem. started in the army. 20 yrs through all the lies and heartbreak and dissapontments i stopped on my own. december will be 6 yrs. and i am still standing strong. there are moments when i think i may fall back but i only get stronger. not perfect by any...
    stlguy45 stlguy45 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 2, 2015

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    2.5 months without alcohol.

    Some of my friends and family members think I'm nuts. ☺
    FinalBoss FinalBoss 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 29, 2015

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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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    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, 2014

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    Even though I'm only in my twenties

    and I haven't been drinking for a long time, I had a serious abuse problem last year and my alcoholism caused me to lose everything. I was in a car accident and got arrested. My car is totaled, I've been dishonest with my friends, I lost my license, but I've been sober since the...
    XlizrocksY XlizrocksY 22-25, F Aug 10, 2015

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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 5 Responses Oct 8, 2012

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    I got sober 31 years ago.

    Before that I got thrown out of everything that mattered. I got thrown out of school, I got thrown out of my fraternity, I got thrown out of jobs. My first step was the realization that I was powerless over my choice about drinking. Once I started drinking, the end was...
    LysistratasWeakness2 LysistratasWeakness2 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 26, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 16, 2013

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Oct 31, 2013

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    i have been sober for 3 years.

    it that 3 years i, payed off my car, bought my home, and got married. its hard staying sober. i went to rehab when i was 20 and went right back to drinking and hanging out with my old set of friends. i am 30 now, and no longer am friends with any of the people i was before. its...
    EzraDarkStar EzraDarkStar 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2015

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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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    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, 2014

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    I am sober for almost two years now.

    My life hasn't improved much but I am sober, so I remember every experience good or bad, and I know what I said to who. I rarely have any guilt. That feels good. My sobriety has become the new normal for me. I don't feel like I'm missing anything at parties, and I don't get...
    blackcloud79 blackcloud79 41-45, M Aug 31, 2014

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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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    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 4 Responses Apr 17, 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...
    LumpySpaceGirl LumpySpaceGirl 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Oh my ******* god... First time SOBER on a

    Friday night. Holy ****, Let's see if i can make it another weekend without going out partying with my crazy friends... lmao..
    Sunshineh13 Sunshineh13 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 13, 2014

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    I have been sober now

    for 7 years, two months. I am taken aback by being sober this long. I would say that I didn't have any sober time because I had less than 7 years. All the people I had admired had at least 7 years and then all the sudden WTF?! 7 years and all the sudden I was an old-timer.
    SoberJoe SoberJoe 36-40 1 Response Nov 14, 2014

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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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    Today I have 30 years of sobriety one day at a

    time. What gifts not drinking and AA have given me.
    r2wags r2wags 61-65, M Jan 14

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Jan 20, 2014

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