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Fri Sep 8, 2023, 10:57 AM Sep 2023

9/9/18. Tomorrow's my 5th anniversary of sobriety! [View all]

I honestly didn't think I'd make it this far. It's been an interesting road I've been on. My wife and two daughters did an intervention and put me into recovery. I was pretty resentful for many years. I'd say to myself, "You guys made the decision, not me. I'd be a lot more committed if I chose to quit." Well, I've finally gotten over that. And these days, I rarely think about drinking. I've almost developed a superiority attitude. Like, I don't need to drink. I mentally scoffed the other day when I saw someone at the grocery store loading wine bottles into one of those 6-pack cloth bags!

I've come a long way, that's for sure! For all you in early recovery, hang in there. If I can do it, so can you!

I forgot to give SMART Recovery a great big thanks for keeping me on the path.

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