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Cleantime Roll Call!!!!

I used to love these when I was first on this site! (I still do obviously) I'll start -
Last night, I picked up my 3 year medallion at my home group of N/A.  I have now been clean for 3 years and 1 day!  This blows my mind.....but has been the best journey I've ever taken.  I've learned more about myself in the last 3 years than I have my entire life.....I came on this site Jan 1, 2014, after my daughter got engaged.  My DOC was suboxone (when I quit this is what I was on)....The people on this site helped me through one of the worst periods of my life.  Every day, I was on this site over and over and over.....desperatly looking for someone to tell me I would be ok; that there was a light at the end of that hellish tunnel!  I will NEVER forget what that felt like because I don't EVER want to do that again!  I'm glad it sucked, I'm glad it hurt....b/c for me, I'm quite hard headed...I fully work my recovery and it fully works for me.  As long as I put in the work, it works.  ( I hate the "It works if you work it" cliche...but )....
Anyone that's new to the recovery journey....STICK WITH IT....you will find things that you never thought were possible can happen.  Not trying to blow smoke.....but I have to say, my worst day clean has been better than my best day loaded.
Love to everyone.......
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495284 tn?1333894042
Congrats on 3 yrs and 1 day clean!!!  You have worked real hard at your recovery and it shows.  I love your honesty and dedication to yourself and others.  Did your daughter ever get married??

I am working on 9 yrs clean.  Hasnt always been easy but it has always been worth it.  I love my life even with the ups and down.  I work my recovery the minute my feet hit the ground in the morning.  I am so incredibly blessed~

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Congrats on your 3 years, Motye!!! I agree w/ every word. And always look forward to your advice.  I now have a little over 2 years and 6 months clean.
495284 tn?1333894042
Congrats jifmoc on your clean time!!  You both are just awesome!!
7163794 tn?1457366813
Love to both of you ladies.....so far, I really can't imagine ever going back?  And I wouldn't still be in N/A or a life of recovery, if it didn't work.  What I found freeing was removing the stigma that I was weak minded, not strong enough, not enough willpower ( I love when people talk about these issues) and my sponsor finally told me, none of these apply!  I have a disease.....
Having women friends ( I know you both know what I'm referring to) has been life changing.  I can't tell you how much I hated other women before I decided to try recovery.  I have the best group of women in my life now and we ALL help each other.  The urge to use has pretty much been lifted, but with how much I've learned about myself and how to handle situations (like an adult), I just want to learn more!!!  I hope that makes sense???
Love to you both....I hope you had a great holiday!!!
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Hi Motye51.
I put my time in that new yrs post I did, but it sure has been on the slow side of life lately here. I have 4yrs and 4 months. Lots of changes have happen in the past 4yrs like never before. I had to turn my life over to my Lord and this time really ingest his words. Lots of AA-NA before this too. Lots of time spent on this site and the friends I met are priceless. My big thing now is that I am older and wonder where the yrs went. I am 60 but I have no wrinkles on my Mind or Spirit. lol  I think that age has helped me to settle down on getting high on drugs or wasted on booze. I know I can not take it back, but I am still the same person in heart, but life just went bye-bye to fast. OH WELL! Just SO happy to know what I know about Addiction and other issues. Wish I knew all of this when I was in my teens...BUT???? Would it of made a difference back then? People just do not realize the damage that can be done when we use street drugs especially and/or drink alot..So Sad and sometimes the damage can not be undone.
Glad to see that you are doing good and Congrats to ALL!!
Bless U
Avatar universal
Hello all.  I just returned from a 30 day stay at a rehab in Texas.  I've got 35 days sober.  I was on suboxone for several years and adderal for the past 3.  It's been a tough month, but I feel better every day .  I don't post much,but read the posts often.
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Congratulations on everyone clean time 6 months for me loving my living for the day not the past
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I've got 1 year and 4 months today but by the grace of God!  I quit suboxone, and before that morphine and alcohol. I'm here today because, like motye51 said, it works if you work it! I love the life i live today, and i wouldnt have it without my support, my sponsor, and my Celebrate Recovery, NA, and AA program.
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11 days clean & sober from a nightmarish opiate & alcohol binge.   Embracing sobriety, taking it day-by-day.  
Avatar universal
I was in a bad work accident and fractured my neck and back 6 years ago and was put on 5/325 Percocet taking 10 a day and then they stopped working and the pain was unbearable (hoodathunk) so I started taking more... my Dr was going to increase my med but my son and his girlfriend OD on what they thought was heroin leaving me two beautiful grandaughters with Autism 2 & 5. At first I didn't think I could do it, but I loved them so much - I am 53 and have some modility issue and would lay around most days in pain but with lots of pills. So I accepted custody, went cold turkey on all my meds and quit smoking and drinking caffine - I am 17 days clean and totally exhausted, but in less pain overall than on all the drugs! Now I am just waiting for blood work to see if I have and Liver damage... I have also been sober for 20 years.
52704 tn?1387020797
Hello everyone!

Congrats to all! Recovery is a great journey no matter where you are along the way. I hit eleven years in June and am looking forward to getting my twelve year chip in less than 5 months.

This time twelve years ago I was eleven days out of a twenty-eight day rehab and ten days into a five-month-straight over the top relapse that almost killed me. A lot of people saw a relapse at 36 hours out of a good rehab a a huge fail. But it was the best thing that ever happened to me because it made a real believer out of me.

At the end of that relapse I landed in a different rehab where I stayed for exactly four months. Of course the extra time in a safe place helped, but the critical difference was that I surrendered; I ceased fighting everyone and everything, and became willing to take actions that I did not yet believe in.

I had been trying to think my way into a new way of acting, but in Recovery I learned I needed to act my way into a new way of thinking.

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