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Recovering 1 Day At A Time

Discussion in 'Share Your Story Here' started by CarpeDiem252, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. CarpeDiem252

    CarpeDiem252 Member

    Hello Everyone,

    Ever since I was really young I can remember watching my dad smoke cigarette after cigarette. It was not until his second open heart surgery that he stopped smoking all together. For the longest time I had told myself that I would never place myself in a similar situation. Fortunately, I was able to get through high school without a problem, but the same could not be said for my college years. What started off from one hookah session spiraled into this never ending loop of abuse and misuse. Without really getting into much details, I will say there were moments during this dark time that I honestly thought I would not wake up from my sleep. Fortunately, I had friends and family who continued to support me and now I can proudly say I have been sober for about a year now. Each day this year I have tried to find something new to drive my desire to rid myself of my past habits. I continue to look forward to new experiences every day and am happy that I have found this site today.

    Hopefully, I will be able to have much more meaningful conversations with you all in the near future.

    Best Regards,

  2. MyDigitalpoint

    MyDigitalpoint Community Champion

    Welcome to the forum @CarpeDiem252 and congrats for this year of sobriety.

    I have realized that it seems to be an involuntary inner threat finding ourselves witnessing something our parents have fallen into, and saying we won't go through the same pathway, whether if an addiction, a way of life or else.

    That said, chances are we end up falling in the same or in something worst to regret at a later time, but the good news is that we can regret, put a final period to the wrong pathway and start over aiming for sobriety.

    Thanks for sharing this with us and feel at home coming back to talk whenever you want ;)
  3. CarpeDiem252

    CarpeDiem252 Member

    I thank you for your king words, and I definitely plan to stick around. It is always nice being able to talk to like minded people who share similar experiences. When I say like minded, I essentially mean those who know and believe there still remains hope even in the darkest of times. I also agree with what you said about the whole parent trap, but just as you said again we can regret and then work our way to moving forward.
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  4. MyDigitalpoint

    MyDigitalpoint Community Champion

    Yes, moving forward is what truly matters, no matter if you ever had to hit rock bottom.

    Don't you think I'm just telling you that is possible to do it just because, my own addiction story is what proved it to me, despite it was my fault and not my father's having me facing the story I shared with all hoping it might serve others to avoid going the wrong pathway.

    Here is it if you want to learn a bit more about me,
  5. dyanmarie25

    dyanmarie25 Community Champion

    Hello there @CarpeDiem252! Welcome to the forum and thank you for sharing your success story to us here. :) Wow, congratulations on your sobriety. Kudos to you for a job well done! ;) I am really happy to know that you are now leading a much better life. Your story would be such a great inspiration for struggling and recovering addicts. Best of luck in life! Keep in touch! :)
  6. MoneyFiend

    MoneyFiend Member

    Just the act of signing up to this furom shows me you are looking in the right direction for recovery. All it takes is perseverance and a strong will to stay true to your cause. Know that you are already one step ahead of most! Good luck to you.
  7. L_B

    L_B Community Champion

    Congratulations on your year of being clean. That is an amazing accomplishment. I am glad that you found us here at this forum and were able to share your story with us. By sharing your story you are an inspiration to somebody out there who is struggling right now. I am happy that you are leading a good life now and I wish you all the best in life! You deserve it!!
  8. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    @CarpeDiem252... One year clean and sober is a fabulous thing. Congratulations to you! A lot of people who never think they'll become addicted to anything find themselves in the position you were in. Sometimes it just sneaks up on us out of nowhere. I'm glad you were able to get on the right path. Just keep going!
  9. gracer

    gracer Community Champion

    Hi @CarpeDiem252! :) Let me join the others in welcoming you to this forum and thanking you for sharing your inspirational story.

    I also commend you for keeping sober for a year now. Having a strong and supportive support system can indeed help someone suffering from addiction recover from it. Their constant pushing and nudging can be misinterpreted at first but when one comes to realize, they only wanted the best for someone who is in the dark path of addiction. It's nice to learn that you are trying to learn new things everyday. Discovering life and the things that it has to offer you can be a very wonderful and fulfilling thing. One realizes how beautiful life is without the influence of drugs or substances.
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  10. zaerine

    zaerine Community Champion

    Great for you that you get rid of the bad habit and keep it up. True that you can do other things to keep away from it and be motivated. You can also serve as an inspiration to others who would also want to quit totally.
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  11. Winterybella

    Winterybella Community Champion

    CarpeDiem252, welcome to the forum. The pleasure is ours to have you here. One day at a time you have made it a year sober and we rejoice with you. Before you know it will be two, three, four until it is only something from your past. Welcome to the light this forum offers. Feel comfortable knowing we only want you to progress . One day at a time..
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2015
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  12. ReadmeByAmy

    ReadmeByAmy Community Champion

    @CarpeDiem252 Hello there! Thank you for sharing your story and it can really be an inspiration for those who are struggling into any kind of addiction. You had made a good job, recovering 1 day at a time and it is slowly but surely rather than no motivation at all. Well wishing you all the best of luck in your new life!