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2 years sober

Discussion in 'Share Your Story Here' started by nwalker85, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. nwalker85

    nwalker85 Member

    I never thought I'd be sober. I partied hard during college, and was in a metal band after that. Drinking and drugs were just a normal part of day to day life. One day though, I was married with kids, but I never gave up the lifestyle. It catches up to you. When your wife threatens to divorce you and take away your kids, you have to make that choice. It wasn't easy, but I've been sober for two years and my relationship with my wife has never been better. I sometimes have dreams where I've relapsed, and wake up in a cold sweat like it was a nightmare.

    I'm new around here, but I hope to share my experiences and maybe give some advice on how I managed to keep going strong this long.
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  2. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    Great to hear you've got two years under your belt. That's terrific! Thanks for stopping by and sharing with us. Hope to see you around these parts!
  3. L_B

    L_B Community Champion

    Congratulations on 2 years sober. That is awesome! I am so happy for you and your family. I am glad to hear that you were able to get your life clean. I look forward to hearing more of your story. Welcome to the group!
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  4. hoverman

    hoverman Active Contributor

    Well done on your 2 year achievement nwalker85!! Thanks so much for sharing with us. Not many will know how much of a battle it can be to beat addiction - all those, very, hard days and moments where doubt looks almost insurmountable. Nonetheless, you nailed it! Keep going and we hope you'll hang around a help some of those who might be struggling a bit more than yourself at this point in time.

    Can you tell us about how you changed your life??
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  5. Winterybella

    Winterybella Community Champion

    Nwalker85, welcome. I rejoice with you and your family for the progress you have made two years sober. I am glad you put your family ahead of any other fleeting pleasure the bottle gave you

    Continue to do well. Get comfortable and help any you can here.
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  6. dyanmarie25

    dyanmarie25 Community Champion

    Hello there @mwalker85! Welcome to the forum and thank you for sharing your success story to us here. Well, I am glad to know that you are now leading a much better and sober life with your family. Kudos to you! :) I hope to see more of you here and keep being an inspiration to a lot of struggling and recovering addicts. Best of luck in everything you do.
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