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Old 03-19-2020, 06:50 PM   #1
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Hello all; I've been a member of the barn since Shelly had it, and I've taken an annual liberty to post my sobriety because I care. It was actually two days ago I reached 19 years. It's NOT about me. I just want anyone that needs it, to know there is hope and help available. I drank a half a gallon a day and it wasn't easy to stop but I didn't do it alone and I don't continue alone. I'm not special or unique I just stay sober a day at a time with others that have the same disease that I have. If you need help just reach out. I wish all a productive and uneventful tonight and tomorrow, Craig.
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Old 03-19-2020, 06:57 PM   #2
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Good on you Craig, glad to here ,Ted
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:21 PM   #3
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Good work, Craig.
I'm at 3 1/2 years in 10 days. As you said, once you reach a certain point you just can't do it without help. For those who may be out there struggling, reach out to those who have lived it and can help. That's why we share our stories instead of hiding them from others.
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Old 03-19-2020, 07:48 PM   #4
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That's great news, Craig. It's always good to see you make this post here. You never know who might be struggling with some type of an addiction, and reading your post might provide encouragement for them to seek help. I personally gave up smoking cigarettes in 1980, and that was a real struggle for me for several years before the craving finally stopped.
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Old 03-19-2020, 08:02 PM   #5
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I will be at 19 years on the 27th I still have moments but the urge to not drink is beyond the urge to drink. Sobriety is worth it
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Old 03-19-2020, 08:06 PM   #6
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Congratulations to all of you, one day at a time! I just passed 27 yrs back in Feb.
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Old 03-19-2020, 08:12 PM   #7
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Well done. I remember a previous post, so I guess that must have been a year ago. One day at a time, as they say.

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Old 03-19-2020, 08:23 PM   #8
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Thankfully you realized the problem and have the desire to overcome it , I have friends that fought the demons of addiction and now are living a much better life . Keep up the good work !
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Old 03-19-2020, 08:33 PM   #9
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Good job. I have known Bill W for almost 30 years. It works if you work it. Like you said, one day at a time...
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Good for all who have struggled and beat it. Best wishes for another year.
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Thanks for your annual post and for reaching out to others that may be struggling with an addiction.
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Old 03-19-2020, 09:26 PM   #12
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Good for all of the "quitters" who have given testimony. My Dad was an alcoholic from the time I was about 12 years old until he died of complication from it at age 58. It ruined his life and our family's life. Thankfully, our Saviour has spared me the sickness.
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Old 03-19-2020, 09:27 PM   #13
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Craig and i share the same anniversary, only mine was Mar 18 1986, I got pretty hammered on St Paddy's day. I'd like to thank George Perry for this, He got me gack into Flatheads again. Thanks George. There were several others, My wife nancy, may she rest in peace. My son Robbo and many others. Ya can't do it alone. Congrats Craig
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Old 03-19-2020, 09:54 PM   #14
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Well done, that takes considerable discipline
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Old 03-19-2020, 10:08 PM   #15
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I salute you all that have attacked this head on!!! My favorite uncle did not and he died way too early............
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Old 03-19-2020, 10:17 PM   #16
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I like the annual update. I cut loose from all the chemicals when I was 28 years old.
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Good on ya Craig. How are the puppies doing?
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Old 03-19-2020, 11:21 PM   #18
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Courage and Faith to all of us, thank you for sharing, that's how we learn and work to overcome our fears.
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Old 03-19-2020, 11:25 PM   #19
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Seven years for me this month! It’s a hard road but a worthwhile one!! Congrats to everyone that has had the strength and courage to take the journey
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Craig: I look forward to next years post!
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