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365 days = One Year clean!!
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365 days = One Year clean!!

Two or so years ago I began lurking here as I knew I had a problem and was not sure how to fix it.  My personal and work life had become unmanageable. I did not recognize myself anymore.  I was sinking further and further into addiction and was scared.  How did I get here and why??  I read and researched and finally decided I needed to admit to my addiction and ask for help.  Boy, did I get it!

I jumped into detox and for awhile did well.  I relapsed.  I disappeared for a bit from this forum and hid from myself.  

I still lurked and hoped to gather myself again to face detox yet one more time!

I posted and again received help and tough love and support.  

I finally listened!   I told my hubby, I told my daughter, I told my son and finally I told my doctor my secret!  

It was the hardest thing I have ever done and also the one thing that saved me from myself.  

One year ago I admitted I needed help.  

I want to thank everyone here who stepped up to the plate and listened to me as I again went through withdrawals.

What am I today??  I am a mother, a wife, and a survivor.  



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hello my friend!!!  I am so flipping proud of you, i read your post and i got all choked up, you are so right you are a "I am a mother, a wife, and a survivor. "I unfortunately had to start over but i am hanging in there, and just moving forward.  So very proud of you!!!!
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4592241 tn?1359816738
that is awesome...im very proud of you....we dont no each other but we know both know addiction...it is a equally opportunity life f___er upper....and we are winning.....
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2107676 tn?1388977459
Congrats littlebit
You hae done amazing.  It is such a struggle yet you did it.
Be so proud and do something special for yourself.  You earned it and deserve it.
I'm so happy for you.
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4341997 tn?1380655144
congrats on 1 yr!  that's so amazing!  proud of you!  give me hope :)
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4113881 tn?1415853876
Amazing! Congrats!
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Wow - you and your story are an inspiration to me and I'm sure many others.  You should be SO proud!  Congratulations!
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hello my friend!!!  I am so flipping proud of you, i read your post and i got all choked up, you are so right you are a "I am a mother, a wife, and a survivor. "I unfortunately had to start over but i am hanging in there, and just moving forward.  So very proud of you!!!!
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4804873 tn?1360166137
Absolutely amazing. The pure strength it takes to get there, I cannot imagine.
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1235186 tn?1339127464
Yaaaay!!!! ONE YEAR!!!!  Congratulations!!!
So awesome. You are a survivor, you picked yourself up and forged forward.
I am so proud of you. Thanks for sticking  around. You are an asset here.
Continued blessings,
Hugs, Debbie
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Yeah!!!!!!! I am so happy for you! I cried!
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495284 tn?1333897642
Congrats on 1 yr clean!!  Always keep that Guard Up!!
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3120424 tn?1347173632
I love reading posts like these...it's very motivating! Congrats!
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3197167 tn?1348972206
A WHOLE YEAR!!!  What a milestone....what an example....thank you for giving back.
Even tho your celebration today may have to compete for a few hrs with the Super Bowl.......when that game is over.....you'll STILL be celebrating!
Blessings to you~
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1801781 tn?1461633069
Sweetheart you always make me smile.  You are so much more of a survivor than I could ever be.  You helped me so much as did many others here!  Hugs always!
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1801781 tn?1461633069
I love you cried, but I think I would like your smile better!  Thanks for everything.
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1801781 tn?1461633069
Pat you have shown so much strength in dealing with your addiction.  I have taken much strength and laughter from you and it is so appreciated!  
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1801781 tn?1461633069
Deb...thanks so very much.  You have been such an asset here and I appreciate you so much.
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1801781 tn?1461633069
There are so many here that have stuck with us through thick and thin!  Dominosarah, IBKleen, Gnarly and Ricart come to mind.  I thank you all so much for being here when you were so deeply needed.
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ahhhhhhhhhh littlebit!!! omg!!!!!!!!!  i'm so happy for you, i have been looking for this post!!!!!  you're the bombinest!!!! congratulations!  --Meegy
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You have wrapped up successful sobriety all in one post!!  For everyone out there who needs al info in one spot... Here you go. Just inspiring...congrats and thank you for the wonderful  words!!
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1742220 tn?1331360327
omg littlebit, im just so excited i wanted to tell you again!!!!!!  a year!!!  so great!  im so happy for you i cant stop thinking about it!!!!  woo hoo
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Congrats on a year!! That is such a huge step.  So happy for you!
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4626633 tn?1382600722
Wow, congrats! It's almost like a birthday I imagine. Or anniversary of the beginning on your life. Your posts are inspiring to us newbies.
Hope you have an even better year 2! :)
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1801781 tn?1461633069
Meggy, thanks hon!  You know I want to see your book in print one day!  You are a great writer and you need to be clean and bright to do that!  One year is gone in the blink of an eye....

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Hey Girl congrats to you 1yr and look at you go your off and running and free of the pills it is always great to see someone make it to the other side keep doing what your doing it is working for you......Gnarly
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1801781 tn?1461633069
Your words mean so much to me.  You have been so supportive. Thanks!
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Can't believe I missed this!!!! I knew you were coming close to a year. You have been such an inspiration to me and on this site. So very proud of you. All your hard work has paid off. Time to treat yourself to something special. Life is such a gift and your now living the dream. Many congrats. xo
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