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Old 08-02-2018, 01:32 PM   #1
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Default 25 years sober

Actually it was 25 years ago yesterday that i woke up in detox not knowing where the hell I was at.....Thought my life was over and there was no way I could ever have "fun" again without drinking. After several days of in-house treatment I realized I could never do it on my own. There was a little chapel in the facility and one night I just went in and hit my knees. I wasn't a religious guy but when you got no where else to turn and you know it, then you'll try anything. I told God that I knew I was powerless and wanted His help. He's still helping me to this day 25 years later. What a Friend I have!
I know plenty of drunks that can never stay on the wagon and the common denominator is none of them truly accepted defeat and asked Him to help. Pride comes before the fall.
It wasn't easy and I had (still do) to do my part but I have more fun now and have more true peace than I ever have in my life.
If your struggling, hopefully these words can help.
That is all.
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Old 08-02-2018, 01:34 PM   #2
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Good deal!
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Old 08-02-2018, 01:35 PM   #3
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There is a reason the 1st step is the 1st step. Seen lots of folks TRY work 11 other steps and fail miserably because they were too arrogant to admit they couldn’t fix things on their own.

Good for you, I know it is done day by day! Here is to 25 more!
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Old 08-02-2018, 01:35 PM   #4
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Awesome brother, God Bless
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Old 08-02-2018, 01:35 PM   #5
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Congrats, and very proud of you, God works wonders.

God Bless
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Old 08-02-2018, 01:43 PM   #6
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Old 08-02-2018, 01:55 PM   #7
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Congratulations! I'm quickly approaching 9 years myself, later this month
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Old 08-02-2018, 01:59 PM   #8
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Congratulations that’s quite a milestone!!!!!
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Old 08-02-2018, 02:01 PM   #9
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Dang man, is someone cutting onions in my office?? Congratulations!!! Keep it going!!!
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Old 08-02-2018, 02:01 PM   #10
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Very proud of you. We all have our demons....you stood up to yours with courage and faith.
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Old 08-02-2018, 02:09 PM   #11
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Be proud, what an accomplishment.
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Old 08-02-2018, 02:10 PM   #12
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Great deal and congrats on a quarter century.
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Old 08-02-2018, 02:15 PM   #13
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Very impressive accomplishment!
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Old 08-02-2018, 02:16 PM   #14
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Congrats!
So much more to TBH than a stick and string.

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Old 08-02-2018, 02:17 PM   #15
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Congrats to you sir!
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Old 08-02-2018, 02:24 PM   #16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bakin7005 View Post
Actually it was 25 years ago yesterday that i woke up in detox not knowing where the hell I was at

If your struggling, hopefully these words can help.
That is all.
Bobby
congrats brother , one day at a time, and keep coming back

the Serenity Prayer said multiple times a day and my FAITH in the man upstairs has allowed me to stay sober since 12-27-87
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Old 08-02-2018, 02:40 PM   #17
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Congrats bakin! One day at a time brother.
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Old 08-02-2018, 02:45 PM   #18
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Old 08-02-2018, 02:51 PM   #19
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There, but for the Grace of God, go I!!!

For me, I hit my knees 34 years ago and thru His Salvation gave it up. I didn't enter a rehab program but do not hold others back that need to.

Congratulations on an awesome milestone.
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Old 08-02-2018, 03:02 PM   #20
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Keep up the good work brother!
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Old 08-02-2018, 03:09 PM   #21
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Everyone's rock bottom is at different levels and I found mine on 1/26/2006. Once you build that relationship with God anything is possible. Happy Birthday!!!
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Old 08-02-2018, 03:24 PM   #22
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I think admitting it takes a lot of courage. Asking Jesus to take it is the best thing you ever did. Congratulations.
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Old 08-02-2018, 03:24 PM   #23
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Atta boy.
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Old 08-02-2018, 03:33 PM   #24
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Congratulations, very proud for you!
God is good.
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Old 08-02-2018, 03:44 PM   #25
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Great job!!
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Old 08-02-2018, 03:47 PM   #26
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Old 08-02-2018, 03:51 PM   #27
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Old 08-02-2018, 03:51 PM   #28
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A few things:
1) Thank you for sharing your story.
2) What a great story.
3) Thank you for recognizing that you had a problem, and you did your best to fix it.
4) I have alcoholism that runs in my family. My brother went to AA, and I basically lost my father to drinking too much 20 years ago, so it hurts a little bit more than others.
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Old 08-02-2018, 04:03 PM   #29
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Very few succeed long term without their higher power being God almighty. 5-25-12 here, the best day of my life.
Happy birthday brother.
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Old 08-02-2018, 04:08 PM   #30
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Your an inspiration sir, congrats and thanks for posting.
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Old 08-02-2018, 04:28 PM   #31
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Amen!
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Old 08-02-2018, 04:34 PM   #32
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God is Great!! Congrats!!
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Old 08-02-2018, 04:54 PM   #33
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Well done!
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Old 08-02-2018, 04:55 PM   #34
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Congrats Brother! Keep it up!
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Old 08-02-2018, 04:59 PM   #35
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Congratulations!
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Old 08-02-2018, 05:03 PM   #36
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Happy Birthday...One Day At A Time!
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Old 08-02-2018, 05:03 PM   #37
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Old 08-02-2018, 05:18 PM   #38
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Good for you, keep up the good work!

My dad was an alcoholic, he passed in 2002 from liver failure and pancreatitis. He stopped drinking in the mid 90's, but it was too late, 30 years of drinking caught up with him. I always enjoy hearing stories like the ones in this thread of guys who got clean and have lived full lives.
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Old 08-02-2018, 05:22 PM   #39
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Awesome!
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Old 08-02-2018, 05:22 PM   #40
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Congrats!
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Old 08-02-2018, 05:27 PM   #41
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Congratulations for your successes.
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Old 08-02-2018, 05:30 PM   #42
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Thanks for sharing. I got pulled over on the way back from the lease last weekend. Officer said he saw my cooler and wanted to know if I had been drinking. Not in over 16 years, I said, feel free to check out my cooler. He told me he didn't see the need. Great feeling - to God goes the glory.

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Old 08-02-2018, 07:51 PM   #43
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God is great!
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Old 08-02-2018, 08:02 PM   #44
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awesome thread. another prayer for you to keep the faith
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Old 08-02-2018, 08:27 PM   #45
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Great testimony & congrats to you!
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Old 08-02-2018, 08:37 PM   #46
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Outstanding! I’m sure your posting this will help someone else to take that first step, and the rest. I hope so.
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Old 08-02-2018, 10:59 PM   #47
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Congrats!!
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Old 08-02-2018, 11:05 PM   #48
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Thanks for sharing as I am on a step stone in life “ and it’s very hard “
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Old 08-02-2018, 11:05 PM   #49
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Old 08-03-2018, 12:26 AM   #50
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Congratulations brother...
I was in and out of the program when I started in 99. I have 13yrs 5/31/05. One of the perks is all the money you save, so it can be spent on hunting and fishing...
One day at a time.
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