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Old 05-15-2014, 12:48 PM   #51
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Man I guess I missed this thread the first time around.

I know your a good dude, and I've only met ya a couple of times. Excited for you and your continued success in life. If there is anything we can ever do for you guys let us know.
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:05 PM   #52
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Powerful testimony brother. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:20 PM   #53
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Thank you for sharing, did you get a chip today?
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:20 PM   #54
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Never knew there was people that live in Tom Bean here. Howdy from Whitewright!

I have had, and currently do have, friends that are dealing with this same addiction. I am glad you were able to break the cycle. Happy 3 years sober!
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:18 PM   #55
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Never knew there was people that live in Tom Bean here. Howdy from Whitewright!

I have had, and currently do have, friends that are dealing with this same addiction. I am glad you were able to break the cycle. Happy 3 years sober!

4 years now . It's really sad to watch people going down the same road and knowing there's nothing you can do about it.
I'll be in Whitewright watching some baseball tonight. Son plays for Bells.
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:22 PM   #56
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Thank you for sharing, did you get a chip today?

No, didn't go the "meeting" route. Tried it very early in recovery and found the crowd to be more distracting and detrimental to me than good. The steps in AA are solid, but there were too many people "court ordered" to be there, ones who only detract from the work of recovery. I have a very large support system. This includes my counselors who saw me at the bottom. I still call them if I need to talk about anything.
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Old 05-15-2014, 03:59 PM   #57
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Thank you for sharing your personal story. Personal as it is, you were able to really put it into words that are powerful. Keep up the hard work and yes, no doubt.... our God is good....

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Old 05-15-2014, 09:46 PM   #58
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Man I guess I missed this thread the first time around.



I know your a good dude, and I've only met ya a couple of times. Excited for you and your continued success in life. If there is anything we can ever do for you guys let us know.

Thanks. Same here if y'all need anything.
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:11 PM   #59
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Awesome read...congrats sir!! All the best to you for beating it and thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:52 PM   #60
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Congratulations!
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Old 05-15-2015, 08:56 AM   #61
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Well, another year in the books. Life is good. The person I used to be has faded away. I bring this up every year on my sobriety date, so that maybe it can reach somebody, but also so that I can remember what a mess I was. I look back at my former self and can hardly believe I lived like this. I thank God every single day. I have a great family and friends who support me. Anyone who didn't is long gone. My life has gotten infinitely better.
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:30 AM   #62
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Awesome brother!! HUGE Congrats to you on your sobriety. What a huge life event for you. I wish you the very best.
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:37 AM   #63
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Happy anniversary!!
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:43 AM   #64
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Keep on Keepin on. What a blessing.
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Old 05-18-2015, 07:24 PM   #65
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So awesome man, huge congrats!
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Old 05-18-2015, 07:52 PM   #66
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Old 05-18-2015, 08:00 PM   #67
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Happy anniversary to you!
that demon still lurks in the shadows and our prayers for you to remain vigilant and strong in the Lord.
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Old 05-18-2015, 08:43 PM   #68
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Congrats on another year. It is a pleasure to know you and glad to see you winning the battle. We need to get with Chris sometime and go do some hog hunting.
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:24 PM   #69
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Happy anniversary to you!

that demon still lurks in the shadows and our prayers for you to remain vigilant and strong in the Lord.

Amen to that. Thanks
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:56 PM   #70
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Congrats on your continued success. Just keep on keeping on!!!
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Old 05-18-2015, 11:31 PM   #71
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Congratulations to you. My own Father had to do the same thing.
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:27 AM   #72
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Thank you so much for your testimony. It has been an inspiration to me and I hope to many others as well. May God richly bless you and yours...
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:33 AM   #73
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Darn awesome read this morning! Thanks for sharing and glad you were able to make the change brother!
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:39 AM   #74
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Thats awesome man and congrats. It takes a very strong person to admit when they need to change then go and do it.
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:43 AM   #75
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Big thumbs up. Happy for you and your family!
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:58 AM   #76
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Hey man....congratulations!
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:34 AM   #77
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Glad you were able to help yourself. You were being looked after for another chance.

Congrats on the continued blessed road.
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:52 PM   #78
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Just noticed the first reply on this thread was from DeadeyeDeb. Never met her but I know she was an awesome person, by others stories and just seeing her contributions here. I miss her posts.
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Old 05-21-2015, 11:02 PM   #79
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Congrats on bringing the demon to bay!
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Old 05-21-2015, 11:46 PM   #80
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Congrats, brother. Keep on TG/CH/HO one day at a time. 10 years ago this month God saved my wretched butt, too.
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Old 05-22-2015, 08:52 AM   #81
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CONGRATULATIONS, I'm sure the new life is all the reward your need but I'm sure glad to hear of you making the right choices for the right reasons! Keep on living !
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Old 05-15-2016, 10:07 AM   #82
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Sixth year in the books. God is great. Finally got moved to family land where I can hunt and fish every day. Alcohol derailed this for years and years. Still feel guilty about my kids seeing it all. Best decision I ever made. Wasted a lot of time, money and damaged a lot of relationships, most of which are repaired. Fooled myself a lot of years, thinking I was ok , when I wasn't even close. Met a lot of great people on here, even ones I haven't "met". Great bunch of people. Most of em

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Old 05-15-2016, 10:16 AM   #83
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Congrats on 6 yrs Richie-keep it up!!!!!
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Old 05-15-2016, 10:17 AM   #84
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Awesome story.

I look toward to your next post 5.15.17!

Stay strong TBH Brother
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Old 05-15-2016, 02:22 PM   #85
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Sixth year in the books. God is great. Finally got moved to family land where I can hunt and fish every day. Alcohol derailed this for years and years. Still feel guilty about my kids seeing it all. Best decision I ever made. Wasted a lot of time, money and damaged a lot of relationships, most of which are repaired. Fooled myself a lot of years, thinking I was ok , when I wasn't even close. Met a lot of great people on here, even ones I haven't "met". Great bunch of people. Most of em
Congratulations brother, great read... The Good Lord has a way of giving us all a reality check when we need it the most. Thank you for sharing your story and hopefully it can help others going through a difficult situation.
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Old 05-15-2016, 03:23 PM   #86
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Old 05-15-2016, 05:04 PM   #87
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Congratulations. Many of us have different addictions that we need to deal with. Again, congratulations and God continue to bless you and your family.
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Old 05-16-2016, 06:56 AM   #88
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Thanks guys,

I pull this up every year hoping it coincides with someone who has my same issues and somehow makes a difference. Anyone who ever wants to chat, drop a PM. Chances are, I'll know exactly where you're coming from and what you're feeling.
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Old 05-16-2016, 07:01 AM   #89
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Keep on keeping on brother , one day at a time
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Old 05-16-2016, 07:11 AM   #90
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Thanks for sharing your testimony...God is good!
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Old 05-16-2016, 10:57 AM   #91
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You're a good man, and inspiring testimony. Glad to know you sir...
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Old 05-16-2016, 11:10 AM   #92
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TTT.

Well played sir. You're winning life.
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Old 05-16-2016, 11:17 AM   #93
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Best decision I ever made. Wasted a lot of time, money and damaged a lot of relationships, most of which are repaired. Fooled myself a lot of years, thinking I was ok , when I wasn't even close. Met a lot of great people on here, even ones I haven't "met". Great bunch of people. Most of em
With ya, keep it up.
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Old 05-16-2016, 11:20 AM   #94
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Blessing to read ... Congratulations.
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Old 05-16-2016, 11:22 AM   #95
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Congrats to you on the 6th year of your new life, Our God is amazing. I too hope that your story pushed to the top each year will catch the eye of another that is battling an addiction and bring them out of it.
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Old 05-16-2016, 11:23 AM   #96
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Congratulations on year 6. It takes a big man to be so sincere and upfront with their testimony. I hope anybody struggling with the same demons sees this and realizes that they can turn it around. You're an inspiration.
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Old 05-16-2016, 12:09 PM   #97
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This is the first time reading this thread. Fantastic testimony . Thank you Sir.
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Old 05-16-2016, 02:59 PM   #98
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Stay strong, and keep on quittin'
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Old 05-16-2016, 03:24 PM   #99
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What a great testimony. Proud of you, man.

I'll be 15 years in August. Wouldn't be here today if I hadn't stopped.
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Old 05-16-2016, 03:29 PM   #100
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