Four years clean and sober.

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  1. alligatorbling

    alligatorbling Active Member

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    Today I am four years clean and sober. I wont write a long drawn-out post with multiple paragraphs, ill keep it short and simple. Today life is better than it ever has been for me. ... In order for me to get clean and sober I had to hit a bottom, a low bottom, one full of despair. When I hit that bottom I wanted to change, and thats when the light bulb came on. Thats exactly what I had to do, change. The drugs and alcohol were only a symptom of my madness. I was in fact the problem. If i didnt change me, my behaviors would just continue. So 4 years ago I made an effort to change. I am continuing to change ever day, as each day i make it a goal to do a little better than the day before. Staying clean and sober is not hard for me today. I am in love with the life I have and I dont want to do anything to jeopardize that. Today I have people who love me, and who I love. Life hasnt been all peaches and cream, ive had my ups and downs, but one thing thats remains strong is my recovery. I know that if i stick to recovery that life will only get better and better.
     
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  2. GrumpyOldDBA

    GrumpyOldDBA Well-Known Member

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    Best luck dude!

    I lost my youngest sister to alcoholism and drugs she did not make it to 40.

    I really did not hardly even drink until i nade it to 50 just could not enjoy it.

    Alcohol is a central nervous system poison.

    Peace out!
     
  3. Ray

    Ray Well-Known Member

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    F*cking well done, man. 4 thumbs up! :)
    Keep on staying strong and the best of luck to you from me too.
     
  4. nico1975

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    Keep on walking this way, man, life is full of beautiful things, and those are the simplest ones, a sunrise, the smile of a loved person, a wonderful song, the feeling with your favourite guitar....too precious to be lost for an illusion. ;)
     
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    Bob Womack Active Member

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    I'm happy for you, and look forward to your report that, like Joe Walsh, you've made it to twenty-five years!

    Bob
     
  6. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Well-Known Member

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    One day at a time, brotha.
     
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    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    Be strong, take care and play guitar :smile:
     
  8. alligatorbling

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    Thanks folks :)
     
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    my parents got me some balloons for my anniversary.

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  10. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Well-Known Member

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    lol, never met anyone who drinks Pennzoil while surfing the net ... much respect!
     
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  11. alligatorbling

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    i do enjoy a good swig of pennzioil from time to time. thats acutally lighter fluid that i used to clean my guitars. i enjoy a nice cup of that from time to time as well.
     
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  12. NMA

    NMA Well-Known Member

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    Good for you. Congrats. Live life strong.

    Consumption of alcohol should not be allowed. Prohibition should never have been repealed.

    One of the truly great days in America:
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    And then one of the truly horrendous days in America:
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  13. alligatorbling

    alligatorbling Active Member

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    I was cell dependent on alcohol. When I went into rehab they had to give me medication to prevent me going into seizures from DTs. Its some evil stuff.
     
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    NMA Well-Known Member

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    I can not think of one thing alcohol is actually good for.

    Seriously, what good does beer do? What good does a Martini do?

    Evil stuff indeed. Should be banned.
     
  15. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Well-Known Member

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    Hey, hydrocarbons are hydrocarbons. No judging here.
     

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