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another Birthday : 05/05/20

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by ping-ping-clicka, May 7, 2020.

  1. ping-ping-clicka

    ping-ping-clicka Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    On the fifth of May I celebrated 37 years of continuous sobriety.
    I have seen others posts regarding their interest in becoming free of substance addiction or wanting to stay clean.
    I'm posting so that anyone concerned with this health issue may see that it is possible to become free of addictions one day at a time.


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  2. brookdalebill

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    Congratulations!
     
  3. bluzkat

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    Big congrats. :D
    I’m working on 36 years.
     
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  4. tah1962

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    Congratulations.
     
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  5. 985plowboy

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    Congratulations!
    May 3rd marked 9 years for me.
    Far and away one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

    To anyone considering quitting, know going in it will be hard at times and REALLY hard sometimes.
    But, you can do it.
    Also know that it’s totally worth it.
     
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    Congrats!
    I personally don't have a drug or alcohol problem... Well cigarettes..., but many of my family members did. My Mom and an Uncle were both about 30 years sober when they passed. The reason I posted this is to let others know:
    1-sobriety is possible
    2-your issues affect your loved ones too. So if you don't care about you, care about them.

    Now If I could give up those #!@#$ smokes, I'd be all set:mad:.

    Peace,
    Jim
     
  7. uriah1

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    Congrats.
    Thought it was a belly button bday
     
  8. nojazzhere

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    Congratulations.....and stay strong.
    I'm blessed that I don't have problems with alcohol, I drink in moderation but never have "issues".....but I realize it's not like this for everyone. My only addiction problem was cigarettes, and I quit those nearly forty years ago, but I understand the struggle. Best wishes, and I'll raise a glass to your NEXT 37 years!
     
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    I'm proud of you man :cool: ... Congratulations !
     
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    Congratulations. You'll never know how many birthdays you added to your life with your sobriety. Sobriety is its own reward, at least that's how I think of it. I was never able to think of sobriety one day at a time. That was just too much work, having to do that each day going forward. With help, I was able to rewire my brain so I can say, "I don't drink". Not "I can't drink". I can, but I don't. However you're able to do it is the right way. Stay safe, well, and sober. That's a good way for anyone to line. Congratulations, ping.
     
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    Sincere congratulations from a fellow traveler on the sobriety trail.
     
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    Hard work and determination to change. Congratulations.
     
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    That's a fine head of hair,man!

    Grats on the anniversary.
     
  14. ping-ping-clicka

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    AIN'T IT ONE DAY AT A TIME AND AIN'T IT GRAND, CONGRATULATIONS.
    they said" this will transform your life in ways you can't even image,"
    and the were right.
     
  15. ping-ping-clicka

    ping-ping-clicka Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    ah hell I know what raw liver feels like being pulled through a knot hole and I certain that you do too.
    congratulations on your birthday, we already know that we can do anything for just one day.
     
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    ping-ping-clicka Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    koolaide, honestly tobacco was the slow death withdrawal for me an ,I hated being clean and sober and knowing I was addicted as hell to tobacco , I hated thinking You are strung out and knowing that it was true.
    be well my brother
     
  17. ping-ping-clicka

    ping-ping-clicka Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    thank you for the well wishes , I'm rollin' up on 72,
    turn around and it was the sixties turn again and it 2020.
     
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    thanks
     
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    ping-ping-clicka Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    right back at you catdaddy, thanks
     
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    Wow, good for you. That's really inspirational.
     
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