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4 Months Sober and Drug free - December 26th 2012, 05:43 AM

Right after my 16th birthday a lot of things in my life started going downhill, I started to smoke a very large amount of Marijuana and was drinking about 15-20 Beers a Day, or hard alcohol while popping pills.
I got to the point where I was literally going to school with a water bottle filled with vodka and my grades went from a 3.8GPA to being ranked like 397 out of 403 students in my school. (Not good).

After I turned 17 I realised I wasn't even a person anymore, I was a walking zombie. I got clean and stayed 100% off alcohol, pills, and weed until after I graduated High School. After High School I again started smoking marijuana and I was drinking so much I literally would wake up still drunk.
After about 3 months and spending all the money I had I was told by all my friends that even they thought I was going too far. I moved out of my parents and moved into a pretty ghetto apartment with some people I didn't even know for a month.
Make a log story short, I again realised that something wasn't right. I accepted that I was becoming an alcoholic and wasting my life, I want to put my time to good use.
Now I am currently 4 months without 1 sip of alcohol, 1 pill, or 1 joint.
Every once in a while i'll have a huge craving to goto my old dealers, to buy a beer and relax, but I don't.
Everyday I notice I can actually feel, I am no longer a zombie. I try to think about others more than myself, instead of trying to drown my own problems I accept them.


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Re: 4 Months Sober and Drug free - December 26th 2012, 10:51 AM

Hey Chris,

It's great to hear that you're doing well and you're 4 months alcohol and drug free; that's such a great achievement! It's not going to be easy and sometimes it'll be more difficult than other times but just keep on going! I'm proud of you.

I hope it all goes well, take care.
   
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Re: 4 Months Sober and Drug free - January 4th 2013, 06:03 PM

Hey there Chris.
I am so happy and proud of you for doing so good! And you're setting a great example for those who are struggling with addiction.
That if you can, so can they. Keep the progress up!!



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and jump in the fire, if it burns you.
I'll throw my arms around you darlin',
and we'll turn to ashes.

Kinda like the way you tell me,
"Baby, please come home. I need you here right now.
I'm crying underwater so you don't hear the sound."


What if I can't forget you?
I'll burn your name into my throat.
I'll be the fire that'll catch you.
What's so good about picking up the pieces?
   
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