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One Year Without Meth

Discussion in 'Methamphetamine / Meth' started by FreeSpirit, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. FreeSpirit

    FreeSpirit Member

    Hi Everyone, I'm happy to say I'm celebrating one year clean from meth today. It was challenging at first but I'm never looking back and never going back to that stuff. For anyone who wants to get clean from the stuff just remember it's possible and there is a ton of support out there. Good luck!
  2. Jen S.

    Jen S. Guest

    Woot! That's awesome. Congrats, FreeSpirit :)
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  3. Cat1987

    Cat1987 Member

    Congratulations FreeSpirit! That's really encouraging. Thanks for sharing with us!
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  4. KeyserSöze

    KeyserSöze Member

    How did you do it?
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  5. Jane Smith

    Jane Smith Member

    Congrats, FreeSpirit! What a wonderful reminder that if we really want something and commit ourselves to it, anything's possible!
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  6. Joseph

    Joseph DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    Congratulations, FreeSpirit! Thanks for sharing your success story with us. Here's to another happy and healthy year for you!
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  7. LaLaLaLaLola

    LaLaLaLaLola Member

    That is so great! Congrats, FreeSpirit!
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  8. FreeSpirit

    FreeSpirit Member

    THANKS EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It feels really good to be my normal self again. As for how I did it, I went to residential treatment for 14 days first. Started going to NA meetings and actually got a sponsor this time. I never wanted to get one before. I think this time around I was willing to do whatever I needed to do not to live that way anymore.
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  9. maryannballeras

    maryannballeras Senior Contributor

    That's wonderful, FreeSpirit! Congratulations, as well! You are an amazing proof that drugs can be stopped if one is determined enough to do so. I really admire your drive and determination for change -- not everyone can do that. Keep it up! :)
  10. AFKATafcar

    AFKATafcar Community Champion

    Congratulations! As for getting a sponsor, I think that was definitely the right choice. Good sponsors can make a world of difference, even though people aren't always willing to get one at first. Sometimes you just have to give in and do things you've been fighting on the road to recovery, such as getting a sponsor or getting treatment in the first place.
  11. ambernw

    ambernw Member

    Congrats!! I'm glad you got the support and help you needed. It's always nice hearing about anniversaries :)
  12. Charli

    Charli Community Champion

    Congratulations. I've never tried it before but I know meth is one of the drugs that is harder to give up, so anyone who's addicted to it and decides to give it up must have strong willpower and for that I commend you. Your story shows that a strong decision and just going forth with it works, and I just hope many other meth addicts will find your post and get inspired by it.
  13. JoshPosh

    JoshPosh Community Champion

    Congratulations!!! Keep up the good work.
  14. geegee

    geegee Active Contributor

    Hey good for you! It's good that you're encouraging others too. Maybe you can share some of the secrets of your success. I agree that getting support is a huge step. :)
  15. TheKid

    TheKid Active Contributor

    Hey!
    Congratulations! You sir are one great person with a lot of willpower! Thanks for sharing you success with the rest of us, I sure it will give everyone enough courage to overcome any addiction!
  16. Askani

    Askani Active Contributor

    Awesome job! Meth is a hard drug to recover from. I hope it didn't damage your health too badly and that you are having a great and wonderful life now. The road is less rocky and clearer for you now, just keep up the good work.
  17. Gin0710

    Gin0710 Active Contributor

    Congratulations! I know it must be hard, but you seem strong. Keep up the great work!
  18. karmaskeeper

    karmaskeeper Community Champion

    Kudos to you I as a recovering alcoholic know how hard it is to get and stay clean. I wish you all the best, and I agree if anyone wants to get clean from any substance it is possible. I takes a pure understanding that the road is long as well as rough. Having a support system is always helpful as well. Just know that it is possible stay away from people and places that may get you tempted.
  19. Lucy

    Lucy Member

    Wow! I am so proud of you! That is a HUGE accomplishment! I am so glad that you do not want to go back. Congrats! You are such a strong person. :)
  20. ExpertAdvice

    ExpertAdvice Active Contributor

    Nice! :) How did you come to the point where we decided to quit cold turkey? and, during the period of not using meth, what were some of the strategies that you implemented in your life to not go back to meth? you're a fighter I can tell you that!