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182775 tn?1209736027

Made One Year

I'm just dropping by to say "Hi"...wow, the Forum has changed.

After 10 years of pain killers I went CT in Jan 07 and it was hell for two months.   Now, my life has stabilized and it does feel good to not be always thinking of pills, supply running out, and taking enough with me when I go out of the house.

I figure, if I could make it, anybody can...so, I am posting to encourage everyone.

GEORGE  
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Thanks for the encouragement!!!  Its nice to see there is life after stupid pain pills.
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352798 tn?1399298154
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.
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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

CONGRATUALATIONS
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410221 tn?1227631837
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.
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416625 tn?1203288998
Congrats....that is awesome....great accomplishment.  I would love to hear more as well.
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390416 tn?1275185087
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)?
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306455 tn?1288862071
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!
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348629 tn?1212325673
you really dont no how much hope you gave me thanks
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going to bed now...that will be my sweet dream...i will end today on a good note.
thank you george.
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186166 tn?1385259382
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 :)

kim
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412194 tn?1233621532
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 :)
swtbreezie
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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...
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182775 tn?1209736027
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.

Cordially,
GEORGE
aka 1911

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