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New Life

I am a recovering alcoholic.  I've been sober now for three and a half months but it feels like so much longer.  I can hardly express in words how much I now love my life.  Yes, I still think about a drink every day, but I have no intention of having one.  What I've got now is better than any high drink has ever given me...and there are no guilt feelings to deal with.  I used to spend all my energy working out where I could get my next bottle of vodka and where I could hide it.  Now I don't have to make all that effort.  Not drinking has become a damn sight easier than drinking.  Never in a million years did I think I'd ever say that, but now it's true.  Can't tell anyone how much happier I am... I wish I could tell the world!  I've been through a home detox that was much less frightening than I thought it was going to be.  I'm antibuse which kind of backs up my own determination to stay drink-free and for me it's working.  I've had so much help and though it's still early days, I will stay sober because I want to.  Not because anyone else says I have to but because I really want to!

sorranne sorranne 51-55, F 8 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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that is great news Sorranne,keep it up.<br />
I've managed 3 years sober despite myself,quite a ride.

Thanks mate! 7 more weeks and I reach my first whole year sober. Thank you for your best wishes. xxx

I've been sober just over 2.5 months..whole new life out there!!!

Read your story again..Wondering how you're doing! I believe still that being sober is the best high anyone could get! oxoxoxo

Good for you. (((((Hugs))))) I'm pulling for you and have faith in you.

Three months is good,all alcoholics have to start at the begining and with each day that passes we become stronger.I have been sober for 19months and none of my family thought that i would stop drinking they were waiting with baited breath for me to fail.They probably took bets on me to see me fail,but i did it for myself no-one else,

Alcoholism is a cunning and baffling disease. Stick to the halls of AA, for it is there where we will learn how to live a day without alcohol and to continue to grow emotionally...Keep up the good work. I am very very proud to have over five years sober and I am very proud to say that I am a recovering alcoholic. Stay strong!

Keep it up. <br />
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I have been dry for six years and I still crave a drink every day. I am not sure that will encourage you but eventually, you will become proud of your accomplishment. Then the pride feeds upon itself and gives you more strength to resist the bottle.