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Recovery Stories Recovery can be a long and difficult path, and we may forget to rejoice in our accomplishments. Share your recovery stories here, from self harm, to drug, or alcohol addictions, and anything else you are proud of.

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Thumbs up 5 years SH free. Never thought I'd see the day. - February 22nd 2014, 01:01 PM

On Monday 17th February it became 5 years since I stopped self-harming. I've posted about this before so I'm not going to repeat myself but I'm kind of amazed at myself... I still miss it every week and get urges every so often but I've developed my own ways of coping with them and I'm so proud that I've managed to stick through it. I feel like it's a battle I'll be fighting maybe for the rest of my life but if I can do 5 years I can keep going

My 18 year old self would NEVER have seen this day happening, so I just want to say to anyone who's still struggling - you can do it. It's possible. If I can do it you all can. <3


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Re: 5 years SH free. Never thought I'd see the day. - February 22nd 2014, 01:28 PM

That's amazing! Congrats!! 5 years is huge, and it's great that you've found other ways of coping. And you're right, if you can do 5 years you CAN keep going, no matter how hard it gets.


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Re: 5 years SH free. Never thought I'd see the day. - February 22nd 2014, 02:44 PM

I am so proud of you! This is so amazing and you are doing really well!


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Re: 5 years SH free. Never thought I'd see the day. - February 22nd 2014, 02:45 PM

Congratulations!!! It's people like you that inspire me and I'm sure other people to keep trying, because you're a beautiful and amazing example that there is hope and we can find it thank you for being so awesome, you should be so proud of yourself
   
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Re: 5 years SH free. Never thought I'd see the day. - February 22nd 2014, 07:48 PM

Wow, that's really amazing and inspirational. We're all so proud of you. 5 years is a major accomplishment! You're a strong person and must have been really determined to recover.
   
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Re: 5 years SH free. Never thought I'd see the day. - February 22nd 2014, 08:34 PM

That's fantastic! Fair play to you. Really, really inspirational and encouraging. Go get a celebratory cup of Barry's Tea for yourself, you've earned it.
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Re: 5 years SH free. Never thought I'd see the day. - February 22nd 2014, 11:11 PM

That's amazing! We are all happy for your accomplishment . This was very inspirational and I hope you get to celebrate!


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Re: 5 years SH free. Never thought I'd see the day. - February 22nd 2014, 11:34 PM

This is amazing! Well done you
   
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Re: 5 years SH free. Never thought I'd see the day. - February 24th 2014, 12:19 PM

Thanks a lot guys, I'm pleased.
And Gareth I'm practically on a Barry's drip right now, don't worry


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Re: 5 years SH free. Never thought I'd see the day. - February 27th 2014, 03:22 AM

Wow! That's amazing! I'm so proud and I'm really inspired by how people can last so long without SH even with the urges thanks so much for sharing!!!!
   
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Re: 5 years SH free. Never thought I'd see the day. - February 27th 2014, 05:37 AM

This is incredible and so inspiring.


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Re: 5 years SH free. Never thought I'd see the day. - February 27th 2014, 11:36 PM

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