Thanks for the encouragement!!! Its nice to see there is life after stupid pain pills.
I love hearing these success stories. I hope you stick around a bit to share more. The forum needs more people with long term clean stories.
congrats on one year, WOW. you must feel so good. it's nice to hear the success stories and how this battle is worth fighting to get our lives back
I have a year clean of going CT on march 3rd, Isn't it a free feeling? I had a rough first 6 months but feel like a million bucks now!!! I just came back to this forum about 2 weeks ago, had to take a break. It's so nice to hear from someone that has made it and knows how wonderful life can be.
Congrats....that is awesome....great accomplishment. I would love to hear more as well.
CONGRATULATIONS!!! One year...that's awesome!!!!
YOU THE MAN, GEORGE...tell us how you did it!!!
Did you have any aftercare(NA mtgs., counseling, other support groups)?
Happy one year to George and Chi Chi. It is great to hear the long term success stories.
SEE EVERYONE, IT CAN BE DONE !!!
THERE IS HOPE FOR US ALL!
you really dont no how much hope you gave me thanks
going to bed now...that will be my sweet dream...i will end today on a good note.
thank you george.
long time no see!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i cant believe it has been a year...geeeez...that is awesome!
thank you so much for checking in...i think about all of my past forum friends often and wonder how they are doing now.
i wish you continued success and a blessed clean life :)
WoW CONGRATULATION! George and chi_ch_ilover a year is awesome. I am on 20 days and cant wait for the year. Thanks for the encoragement. I know I can and will do it :)
One whole YEAR! That's fantastic! Very impressed and encouraged. Thanks for sharing...that helps me to be a little more optimistic in these tough early days of sobriety...
I wish I could give you a magic formula for success. I'm not that smart. All I could do was to keep pushing ahead despite the pain and temptation. I called it the "dumb me" method of quitting.
For me (at least) I think the key was to see myself as being a non-addict and refusing to be anything else. I just couldn't envision myself as an addict struggling out of addiction...I had to see my self as a non-addict fighting my way out of addiction. I know that runs contrary to convention...but, it might work for somebody else. After all, at one time we were all non-addicts.
ASIDE: :"Hi Kim". Yes I miss all the old crowd; but, it is nice to see all the new folks using the Forum. Just like us, they need to know they are not alone.