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I Am Sober

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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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    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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    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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    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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    been so for a long time,

    though its felt like these years have dragged by. I still get cravings and still sometimes imagine the taste or smell.
    RadRen RadRen 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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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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    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'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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    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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    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 May 21, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Oct 31, 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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Don't know for how long I will be.

    ..Its getting near to the point of returning to my poisons.
    RadRen RadRen 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 8

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I've been almost constantly taking a substance of some sort since I was approximately 16 years old. I have not stayed sober for longer than a few days except when I was having a...
    thisiseph thisiseph 22-25, F Mar 25

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    Goals 2014 ................
    ILoveBearGryllz55 ILoveBearGryllz55 16-17, F Apr 5

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    actually, I choose to call myself a child of the living God, that is in recovery from alcohol. I refuse to identify myself with the sin I used to commit. I know if i drank again...
    jesusfreak247 jesusfreak247 56-60 11 hrs ago

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    My husband has been drinking every single day for the last 17 years. I can count on one hand the number of days he has gone without drinking in the last 10 years. Two months ago I...
    MrsElizabeth MrsElizabeth 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My husband cheated on me with prostitutes. Two a month ago, and once in 2012, when we were separated. He had that one come to our house while our kids were sleeping upstairs. These...
    MrsElizabeth MrsElizabeth 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 20

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    My boyfriend has been trying to get sober for almost a year now. We have been together for 2 and a half, I started dating him right after he'd gotten out of rehab. I much later...
    mwarre3 mwarre3 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I hate this feeling of being alone, the one that I love is a complete mess and can't even sober up for a day, I wish I can just be with her and hold her and just talk to her, but...
    PatchesSS55 PatchesSS55 26-30, M Apr 10

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    I'm writing this in the hopes that others can relate to my affair experience and help me let go. I'm very ashamed and reluctant to post this, but here it is. I've been married for...
    dsumm1 dsumm1 51-55, M 12 Responses Apr 11

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    I've been drinking since I was a teenager. I was in the military and went to college I currently work in law enforcement I've been drinking through it all. My co-workers are just...
    Christina1435 Christina1435 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 19

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    So I'm just going to go on a little rant here (it's a bit long)...there are just some things I need to get out and I don't really have anyone to talk to that would understand..any...
    ashh7 ashh7 18-21, F Mar 23

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    My boyfriend of two years was recently incarcerated. He violated his probation when the police were called after the neighbors called saying they heard a violent argument and saw...
    psmunoz psmunoz 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I see stars in the city. Oh they shine so bright and pretty, making the black sky not seem so bland. I cry because I've never seen the sky look so muse worthy. My head is hanging...
    inonon inonon 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    About a year ago I had a terrible trip after smoking marijuana. I had smoked before and it every time I never really got a "high" feeling I just felt kinda normal.. But maybe a...
    Kristen42 Kristen42 18-21, F Mar 31

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    lost- I'm beyond high right now and have been awake for days on end smoking and shooting up meth, like always. my arms are numb from missing my veins. my whole body feels warm...
    addictionbarbie addictionbarbie 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    "Tequila" by terrorvision (Think I lived my life by this song, hahahahahahaha) Ode to Jose the curse of Cuervo, So hard to say no though it gives one the fever, Pretends to be...
    darkasmidnight darkasmidnight 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Don't cry to me. If you loved me, You would be here with me. You want me, Come find me. Make up your mind. Should I let you fall? Lose it all? So maybe you can remember yourself...
    xSmileYah xSmileYah 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Losing control. Wasn't meant to drink for 12 months. Made it to 3. Drinking again. Going back to men who treat me fouly. Thank you my MM for making me feel like a number, I will...
    conflicted2014 conflicted2014 22-25, F 9 Responses Mar 19

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