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How did you finally get sober ?
Thinking about rehab to reduce my jail sentence lol
AllAboutLaffs · 70-79, M Best Comment
Provided that I continue to do the next right thing, I'll have 39 years of sobriety in January. I joined AA in 1982. That made all the difference.
[@1250,AllAboutLaffs] welcome, that's a really great testimony.
AllAboutLaffs · 70-79, M
[@1143040,Iwillwait] I was lucky that I decided to listen and learn
[@1250,AllAboutLaffs] recovery is a ful time job. Good for you.

Just to reduce your sentence?
Alexasmilez · 18-21, F
[@949508,V00dooCakeNinja] well like I mean . I have to get clean and I don’t want to go back to jail
[@335573,Alexasmilez] I just stopped drinking
vetguy1991 · 46-50, M
I just stopped drinking
Alexasmilez · 18-21, F
That easy huh [@9520,vetguy1991]
FloorGenAdm · 46-50, M
I got a job.
Keepitsimple · 51-55, F
Mention money and that makes me think straight.
Nunos50 · 56-60, M
I fell into rehab after a nurse I trusted recommended it. It was that or drink myself to death. All kinds of addiction treated via 12 Step Minnasota method.

8 weeks as in patient, 2 months day programme 1 year aftercare. 16 years 12 Step fellowship. 16 years sober.

Good luck
CantExplain · 61-69, M
[@14688,Nunos50] Congratulations on 16 years
Alexasmilez · 18-21, F
[@14688,Nunos50] that’s about as long as I’ve been alive
Nunos50 · 56-60, M
[@335573,Alexasmilez] it's never too early or too late to give up
Nunos50 · 56-60, M
Ps one of my good friends only went to rehab after a judge offered it instead of a custodial sentence. She's been clean and sober ever since. Best decision she ever made.
Alexasmilez · 18-21, F
[@14688,Nunos50] I hope the judge sees this and some compassion for me
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CallMeDex · 26-30, M
I got lucky. I just stopped wanting it. Drink and drugs just don't do it for me anymore so there's no point. I do get the temptation at times but I know they won't help.
CantExplain · 61-69, M
I had a moment of clarity during which I saw what I had become. I started going to
a 12-step program. Nineteen years sober now. It IS possible to get clean and sober. There is a saying that if we don’t, we end up locked up, shut up or covered up.

 
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