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Wed Jan 15, 2014, 07:07 AM

Just a personal note before I dash out the door.

Yesterday was the 24th anniversary of my sobriety. No congrats needed...I'd only like to say one thing.

If you are struggling with addiction, than you CAN get HERE from THERE!

PEACE!

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Reply Just a personal note before I dash out the door. (Original post)
MarianJack Jan 2014 OP
B Calm Jan 2014 #1
MarianJack Jan 2014 #15
FailureToCommunicate Jan 2014 #2
MarianJack Jan 2014 #16
tomm2thumbs Jan 2014 #3
MarianJack Jan 2014 #17
riqster Jan 2014 #4
MarianJack Jan 2014 #18
merrily Jan 2014 #5
MarianJack Jan 2014 #19
Scuba Jan 2014 #6
MarianJack Jan 2014 #20
SCVDem Jan 2014 #7
MarianJack Jan 2014 #22
SCVDem Jan 2014 #28
MarianJack Jan 2014 #40
SCVDem Jan 2014 #49
CFLDem Jan 2014 #8
MarianJack Jan 2014 #23
niyad Jan 2014 #9
MarianJack Jan 2014 #24
sharp_stick Jan 2014 #10
MarianJack Jan 2014 #25
TygrBright Jan 2014 #11
MarianJack Jan 2014 #27
Lil Missy Jan 2014 #12
MarianJack Jan 2014 #29
calimary Jan 2014 #13
MarianJack Jan 2014 #30
Phentex Jan 2014 #14
MarianJack Jan 2014 #32
nadinbrzezinski Jan 2014 #21
MarianJack Jan 2014 #26
libodem Jan 2014 #31
MarianJack Jan 2014 #33
countryjake Jan 2014 #34
MarianJack Jan 2014 #35
nolabear Jan 2014 #36
MarianJack Jan 2014 #38
Warpy Jan 2014 #37
MarianJack Jan 2014 #39
etherealtruth Jan 2014 #41
MarianJack Jan 2014 #42
etherealtruth Jan 2014 #43
Freddie Jan 2014 #52
etherealtruth Jan 2014 #54
senseandsensibility Jan 2014 #44
herding cats Jan 2014 #45
libnnc Jan 2014 #46
840high Jan 2014 #57
Skittles Jan 2014 #47
Glassunion Jan 2014 #48
Cha Jan 2014 #50
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2014 #51
ScreamingMeemie Jan 2014 #53
Hekate Jan 2014 #55
840high Jan 2014 #56
Fearless Jan 2014 #58
3Stones Jan 2014 #59
Recursion Jan 2014 #60
Live and Learn Jan 2014 #61
pnwmom Jan 2014 #62
joshdawg Jan 2014 #63
LeftishBrit Jan 2014 #64
MadrasT Jan 2014 #65

Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 07:15 AM

1. Congratulations!

 

The only addiction I ever had was tobacco, but alcohol is what broke up my mom and dad's marriage.

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Response to B Calm (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 02:45 PM

15. If I hadn't sobered up,...

...I'd have died soon.

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 07:39 AM

2. Well done!


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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 02:46 PM

16. Beautiful quote...Thanks!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 07:45 AM

3. Yay! That's a huge deal - and worth celebrating with a big high five and cheer!


Consider the Congrats needed! Congratulations!!!!


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Response to tomm2thumbs (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 02:47 PM

17. Thanks!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 08:01 AM

4. Conga rats!

Maybe not needed, but deserved.

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Response to riqster (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 02:48 PM

18. Great cartoon...thanx!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 08:08 AM

5. Congratulations and thanks for encouraging others, too.

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Response to merrily (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 02:49 PM

19. Thanks!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 08:16 AM

6. Good on ya!

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 02:49 PM

20. THANK YOU!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 08:42 AM

7. I am sure Bill W

 

is smiling at you!

Onr day at a time!

Happy Birthday To You!

Thanks for sharing!

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 02:50 PM

22. If so, I hpope Dr. Bob, too!

Thanks!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #22)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 02:55 PM

28. You know it!

 

Try not to cry on your cake!

Yeah right!

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #28)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 06:57 PM

40. I've never cried on cake in my life!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #40)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 08:19 PM

49. I have! nm

 

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 09:17 AM

8. Congrats!

 

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Response to CFLDem (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 02:51 PM

23. Thanx!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 09:34 AM

9. congratulations

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Response to niyad (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 02:52 PM

24. Thanks!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 09:34 AM

10. Congratulations MarianJack

my Dad is up to 12 years this spring and I'm proud as hell of him too.

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 02:53 PM

25. GOOD for your dad!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 09:38 AM

11. Sobriety totally rocks! Well done, you.

Saying "no more" to whatever you're addicted to isn't the end: It's a beginning.

Twenty-four years of living-- one day at a time.

Congrats!

happily,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 02:55 PM

27. Not always easy days, but...

...TOTALLY worth it!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 09:40 AM

12. Congrats!

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Response to Lil Missy (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 02:56 PM

29. Thanx!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 09:41 AM

13. OH YEAH!!!!

FANTASTIC!!!!!

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary, MarianJack! That is a WUNNNNNderful accomplishment!


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Response to calimary (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 02:57 PM

30. Thank you, calimary!

Totally worth it!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 09:46 AM

14. This IS a big deal!

I've got a friend who just made it 9 months and it's been damn difficult.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Not needed but deserved!

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Response to Phentex (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 02:59 PM

32. My first 3 years sober were...

...harder than my last 10 drunk...but WORTH IT!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 02:50 PM

21. Nice going Marian, nice going

 

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #21)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 02:54 PM

26. THANK YOU!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 02:59 PM

31. Happy 24th birthday!

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Response to libodem (Reply #31)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 03:00 PM

33. Thanx!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 03:08 PM

34. Happy Happy Birthday, MarionJack!

Fantastic message of inspiration!

My man celebrated his twentieth year and said it was finally an exhilarating feeling, to look back at where he'd come from.



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Response to countryjake (Reply #34)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 03:12 PM

35. Good for him!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 03:12 PM

36. Well done indeed.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #36)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 03:28 PM

38. Thanks!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 03:16 PM

37. Happy Birthday!

Kicking any addiction is a huge deal. The good news is that it's possible. The bad news is that it's necessary if you want a reasonable life.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #37)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 03:29 PM

39. Thank you...well said!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 07:01 PM

41. My youngest child has been struggling with addiction for over a year

(he's almost 18) ... you give me hope!

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Response to etherealtruth (Reply #41)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 07:11 PM

42. Let me also give you and he my best wishes.

I started drinking at 13.

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #42)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 07:12 PM

43. Thank you! n/t

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Response to etherealtruth (Reply #41)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 08:43 PM

52. My son also (he's 23)

Opiates. 1st time at rehab (2010) didn't take but so far, so good this time. He'll be clean 1 year on Feb. 9. Had to drop out of college in his senior year, plans on finishing in the fall.
Hang in there. Professional help made all the difference but also just plain growing up. Interesting that 75% of the patients at the rehab were male, mostly young.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #52)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 09:10 PM

54. My son ....

...Spent 6 weeks in an out of state rehab this summer (lots of young male adolescents ).... it was a terrific place in Illinois. He was in outpatient treatment for about a year (6 months before inpatient and ~ 6 months after inpatient), but decided it was no longer helping. I don't think he is currently drinking or smoking, but ....


This is the scariest damned thing ever!

Congratulations to your son on his year sober .... watching my kid .... I can see how hard it is and how hard your son must have struggled ... a year clean, is a year clean. He deserves a lot of credit!

On edit: I forgot to thank you for sharing ... as you know, there is some comfort knowing one is not "alone" as they confront this.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 07:42 PM

44. Happy Birthday

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as they say in the program. I don't know if you attend AA, but it has helped many people close to me. I know how difficult overcoming addiction can be. Congratulations!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 07:46 PM

45. Congratulations!

I know you didn't want to be congratulated, but that's no small feat you've accomplished, so deal with it.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 07:53 PM

46. 561 days, 20 hrs, 52 mins.

For me.

Feels fanfreakingtastic.

Big love to you!

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Response to libnnc (Reply #46)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 10:14 PM

57. Congrats.

 

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 07:59 PM

47. friggin' awesome

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 08:10 PM

48. Well then...

No congratulations to you. In fact I'd like to personally not congratulate you on your awesome and inspiring achievement.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 08:23 PM

50. Bless your heart/hearts MarianJack!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 08:42 PM

51. happy anniversary

 

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 08:45 PM

53. Congratulations MJ!



Yes, you deserve them. That is a journey we watched my father-in-law begin over and over again. It is a tough trail... you indeed deserve congrats.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 09:19 PM

55. Happy anniversary!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2014, 10:12 PM

56. Congratulations - well deserved.

 

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 12:49 AM

58. Congratulations!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 01:26 AM

59. Congratulations!!

Alcohol killed my mother. She was 26 years old when she left a bar and on her way to a friends house she fell down, hit her head and was knocked out. She froze in the snow.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 01:28 AM

60. Here's to one more day!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 03:00 AM

61. I have witnessed it a few times.

People can make it. I wish there was more help out there for them.

24 years, woohoo and wtg!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 04:08 AM

62. Woohoo!

My most beloved uncle modeled this for our whole family. We all know how much pain addiction can bring -- and how it can be overcome.

I salute you.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 04:37 AM

63. 5,958 days today

and counting.

Congratulations!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 04:55 AM

64. Congratulations!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2014, 05:58 AM

65. Congratulations!

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