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How long have you been sober? - January 1st 2018, 03:39 PM

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this thread existed a while ago and i believe it was very important for me and other users to have this and while i am currently not in active recovery, i do have a substance abuse helper and i am trying a lot to get my life back on track so i think this thread would help a lot of people and also myself.

so i am 5 days clean off of benzodiazepines and sadly 0 days off of opioids.






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Re: How long have you been sober? - January 2nd 2018, 08:38 AM

I'm glad you brought this thread back!

It's been 14 days since I last got drunk AND since the last time I smoked a cigarette.


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Re: How long have you been sober? - January 2nd 2018, 08:37 PM

Thanks for bringing this thread back, Eden!

It has been eight days since I got drunk and six months since I've smoked pot. Not counting vapors.
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Re: How long have you been sober? - January 3rd 2018, 12:46 AM

Its been 3 years and 5 months and a couple weeks since I last took a opioid.


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Re: How long have you been sober? - January 3rd 2018, 12:49 AM

i am glad i can be of help tbh

i am one day clean off of opioids today and 6 off of benzos.






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Re: How long have you been sober? - January 3rd 2018, 07:12 PM

I think it's going on 5 years
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Re: How long have you been sober? - January 4th 2018, 10:35 AM

i am two days clean today.

driving home today so hopefully i won't relapse...






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Re: How long have you been sober? - January 5th 2018, 01:56 PM

it's sad but i relapsed.. to be honest it didn't take long for me..

so 0 days for opioids and nearly one day for benzodiazepines.






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Re: How long have you been sober? - January 6th 2018, 11:43 PM

So sorry you're going through this hell Eden. I used to get pissed that people didn't understand what it's like, but lately I've learned to be grateful that they don't...I just registered with teenhelp today, but I'm In my 2nd year of the recovery experience from opioids and benzos, but I use marijuana to manage seizures and PTSD. So depending on who you ask, either a little over two years or less than one hour. Stay strong Eden. If nobody told you that they love you today, I got you.

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Re: How long have you been sober? - January 7th 2018, 12:37 AM

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So sorry you're going through this hell Eden. I used to get pissed that people didn't understand what it's like, but lately I've learned to be grateful that they don't...I just registered with teenhelp today, but I'm In my 2nd year of the recovery experience from opioids and benzos, but I use marijuana to manage seizures and PTSD. So depending on who you ask, either a little over two years or less than one hour. Stay strong Eden. If nobody told you that they love you today, I got you.
thank you a lot for your input. i also got your PM and i am glad people like you exist. i've had a bad day and found out a friend tried to kill himself last night so i didn't exactly try to stay sober either, but thank you so much for all the support from you, i've been really needing it.

so as of today i am 2 days sober off of benzos but sadly 0 days of opioids.






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Re: How long have you been sober? - January 7th 2018, 07:06 AM

Thanks for bringing this thread back!

Alcohol: 2 days

Weed: 1131 days or 3 years, 1 month and 4 days.
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Re: How long have you been sober? - January 10th 2018, 04:55 AM

I'm not the type to abuse drugs or drink.

I do drink for the right reasons.

Yesterday I drank for the wrong reasons to suppress painful emotions.

I guess one day sober from emotional/situational alcohol.


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I am reopening this thread for you to share how long you have been sober for.

Last time I drank for emotional/situational reasons was 17 days ago.


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Re: How long have you been sober? - April 6th 2018, 12:31 PM

I don't count alcohol since I have never had an issue with that.

I do count other things and that has been about 25 days before that it had been close to a year or two.
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Re: How long have you been sober? - April 7th 2018, 03:49 PM

Approaching a year, but I don't want to anymore because sobriety hurts more


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Re: How long have you been sober? - April 20th 2018, 05:51 PM

Been about 4-5 weeks sober from alcohol and about 2 weeks from opioids, and 2 months from weed.


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Re: How long have you been sober? - April 20th 2018, 09:23 PM

I realized a couple days ago that I've gone a year without alcohol and almost a year without smoking...



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Re: How long have you been sober? - April 21st 2018, 03:49 AM

at the moment, I ame 6 months off weed, 1 year off nicotene, and sadly, about 2 hours sober off of alcohol.


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Re: How long have you been sober? - April 22nd 2018, 04:12 AM

From weed it has been 1237 days or 3 years, 4 months and 20 days.
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