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    Thread created on 09:09:38 - 10/08/21 (2 months ago)
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    Usually, I don't post much... Nor do I divulge much of my personal life. 


    However, I'm proud of myself and wanted to share a recent happening. I've been clean of alcohol for well over a month now. This is a huge deal since I've been a heavy drinker since my teenage years and it's impacted me both physically and mentally in many different ways.

    These past two years have been especially rough on me - from getting covid to losing a family member. I used alcohol as a crutch and these events to excuse my excessive indulgence. I've got my second wind now, though.

    In terms of how many days? I don't know. I stopped counting after three weeks. Why? I felt if I kept track, I'd be finding myself saying "Hey...a shot wouldn't hurt. I've been clean for two months. It won't hurt." So, I made the choice to just keep going rather than track the amount of days.

    I won't lie... It's been a fairly tough road. Homebrewing is one of my main hobbies, and I still collect bottles. The temptation is very much there at times and I could feel myself slipping sometimes due to real life demons, but if I let go now, there's no turning back. My life is so much better now... My head is clear, my body is healing, and I get to devote that time and energy to people I care about and to expanding interests I never had before.

    Anyway, I'm starting to ramble a bit... I want to thank all of my friends (too many to name) and faction for supporting me through this. I truly, truly couldn't have done this without them. Without certain people and events that I've experienced on here, I definitely wouldn't have made it this past year.

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    Posted on 09:14:44 - 10/08/21 (2 months ago)
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    yaaaay ! Proud of you Saya ! Hope you have a great year ahead and stay clean and enjoy the time :) Lucky to have you in Cata !

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    Posted on 09:16:06 - 10/08/21 (2 months ago)
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    I cant ever say enough how proud I am of you, you're someone who means a lot to people. I can never express how much people enjoy your presence and if you feel this is the best for you then I and I'm sure many others will agree.

    Continue to be as amazing as you're, I know whatever support you get will mean a lot, so I hope my few words means something as well.
     
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    Posted on 09:16:14 - 10/08/21 (2 months ago)
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    As someone who fought my own battle with alcohol (and coupled with depression), I'm happy to say WELL DONE. Nobody knows how hard these battles are. And even others going through "similar" battles never truly know yours. 

    Enjoy the freedoms you find now and know you have support in more places than you realize!
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    Posted on 09:37:43 - 10/08/21 (2 months ago)
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    I don't know you, but this made me proud of you.

    Good job. <3

    bilei

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    Posted on 10:00:43 - 10/08/21 (2 months ago)
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    Awesome! 

    Keep it up. I hate alcohol and what it does to people. To read your story filled me with hope and joy.

    Thankyou.
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    Posted on 10:10:56 - 10/08/21 (2 months ago)
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    I am so proud of you, I wish you the best for the future. :)

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    Posted on 10:15:06 - 10/08/21 (2 months ago)
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    Congrats on your sobriety! 

    Alcohol addiction is a tough battle with how entrenched in society drinking is, so major props for finding your way through it.
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    Posted on 10:17:54 - 10/08/21 (2 months ago)
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    Congrats! Soon you'll find things so much more enjoyable without it.

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    Posted on 10:31:58 - 10/08/21 (2 months ago)
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    I couldnt be more proud of you. keep up the good work. i believe in you. you have taken your life back on your terms. soo proud!
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    Posted on 10:41:52 - 10/08/21 (2 months ago)
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    Well done! Keep it up! An addiction, any addiction, is tough to kick. I hope yoy keep it up and great work truly!
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    Posted on 10:52:16 - 10/08/21 (2 months ago)
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    Lets be honest though, you can't keep away from the drink forever. 70 years? that's a long time

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    Posted on 11:14:18 - 10/08/21 (2 months ago)
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    You should honestly be so proud of yourself. The way you took this on, and managed to stay clean every single day since, despite the temptations you've had is beyond incredible. To go from where you were at, to where you are now, and knowing you're still pushing on is inspiring not only to me but I'm sure to plenty around you, and hopefully sharing this will sit with people who may find themselves in a similar situation to try and take that step. 

    You're amazing. :)

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    Posted on 11:17:00 - 10/08/21 (2 months ago)
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    Saya [1965595]

    Usually, I don't post much... Nor do I divulge much of my personal life.


    However, I'm proud of myself and wanted to share a recent happening. I've been clean of alcohol for well over a month now. This is a huge deal since I've been a heavy drinker since my teenage years and it's impacted me both physically and mentally in many different ways.

    These past two years have been especially rough on me - from getting covid to losing a family member. I used alcohol as a crutch and these events to excuse my excessive indulgence. I've got my second wind now, though.

    In terms of how many days? I don't know. I stopped counting after three weeks. Why? I felt if I kept track, I'd be finding myself saying "Hey...a shot wouldn't hurt. I've been clean for two months. It won't hurt." So, I made the choice to just keep going rather than track the amount of days.

    I won't lie... It's been a fairly tough road. Homebrewing is one of my main hobbies, and I still collect bottles. The temptation is very much there at times and I could feel myself slipping sometimes due to real life demons, but if I let go now, there's no turning back. My life is so much better now... My head is clear, my body is healing, and I get to devote that time and energy to people I care about and to expanding interests I never had before.

    Anyway, I'm starting to ramble a bit... I want to thank all of my friends (too many to name) and faction for supporting me through this. I truly, truly couldn't have done this without them. Without certain people and events that I've experienced on here, I definitely wouldn't have made it this past year.
    Congrats Saya, keep it up!!

    The buzz is never worth the lows it brings...when the lows become basically all the time.

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    Posted on 11:26:35 - 10/08/21 (2 months ago)
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    Congratulations! It's extremely tough to kick something to the curb that has had such a hold on you for so long. Way to turn a rough patch in to something extremely positive! Keep it going for those sobriety merits. :-)
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    Posted on 11:28:50 - 10/08/21 (2 months ago)
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    Great Achievement Saya, takes a very strong will to pull off. Hope you keep going and stay strong and develop healthier habits.

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    Posted on 11:42:08 - 10/08/21 (2 months ago)
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    Awesome. Congrats and best wishes.

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    Posted on 12:41:10 - 10/08/21 (2 months ago)
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    A great post and remarkable achievement. You should be as proud as we are of you. 


    I’m certain there are people that could say they wouldn’t have made it to this year without you either.
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    Posted on 12:59:15 - 10/08/21 (2 months ago)
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    Congrats, very strong mentality to give up something like that particularly during a difficult time of your life.

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    Posted on 13:21:37 - 10/08/21 (2 months ago)
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    f**k alcohol! awesome job <3

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