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The 1 Year Milestone

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Re: The 1 Year Milestone

Post by Spats » 03 Jan 2020 23:06

Great going Mooths \:)/ (::)

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Re: The 1 Year Milestone

Post by Cowboy » 04 Jan 2020 00:17

Congratulations Mooths. Inspiring stuff. Cowboy.
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Re: The 1 Year Milestone

Post by tomd43 » 19 Jan 2020 10:33

1 year today and what a year it has been, we've had 2 suicides between mine and my wifes family, 1 major death, a really poor year financially and i still didn't feel the need to numb the stress or blot it out with booze. I have had several paws episodes which have come out of nowhere but thankfully have decreased in frequency and length.
I AM HAPPY

I WISH THE SAME FOR EVERY ONE OF YOU TOO!
God bless you all

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Re: The 1 Year Milestone

Post by SoberBoots » 19 Jan 2020 10:48

tomd43 wrote:
19 Jan 2020 10:33
1 year today and what a year it has been, we've had 2 suicides between mine and my wifes family, 1 major death, a really poor year financially and i still didn't feel the need to numb the stress or blot it out with booze. I have had several paws episodes which have come out of nowhere but thankfully have decreased in frequency and length.
I AM HAPPY

I WISH THE SAME FOR EVERY ONE OF YOU TOO!
God bless you all
That's amazing Tom, I'm so pleased for yur sobriety.

I feel for you with the suicides - I've been through one myself this year. So painful.

It's such a startling revelation isn't it - we have this ingrained belief that the way to deal with stress is to drink, when in fact it's a complete illusion. Drinking just worsenes situational stress and creates its own on top. Getting free of that is a major achievement.
The best time to plant a tree was 30 years ago. The second best time is today.
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Re: The 1 Year Milestone

Post by Wilson » 19 Jan 2020 11:39

tomd43 wrote:
19 Jan 2020 10:33
1 year today and what a year it has been, we've had 2 suicides between mine and my wifes family, 1 major death, a really poor year financially and i still didn't feel the need to numb the stress or blot it out with booze. I have had several paws episodes which have come out of nowhere but thankfully have decreased in frequency and length.
I AM HAPPY

I WISH THE SAME FOR EVERY ONE OF YOU TOO!
God bless you all
Yeah, good going tom 😁😎 \:)/

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Re: The 1 Year Milestone

Post by Topcat » 19 Jan 2020 13:26

(::) Well done Tom (::)
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Re: The 1 Year Milestone

Post by Winkler » 19 Jan 2020 16:51

Well Tom, amazing! (::)
Lots of family tragedy and heartache, so sorry.
What was the pattern of your former drinking, if you don’t mind me asking?
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Re: The 1 Year Milestone

Post by silvergirl » 19 Jan 2020 17:15

Fantastic Tom, good for you! \:)/

And great going recognising paws for what it is. Glad life is improving in every way! (::) (::)

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Re: The 1 Year Milestone

Post by Ed » 19 Jan 2020 17:54

Brilliant Tom especially with the challenges you've faced.
Enough time wasted on this.

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Re: The 1 Year Milestone

Post by tomd43 » 19 Jan 2020 23:37

Thanks for the love guys, its much appreciated.
Winkler; i didn't really have a pattern of drinking i just drank, I drank when i was happy, drank to wind down, drank when i was stressed, drank to celebrate, to down my sorrows. In the end i drank to not feel the hangovers i had inflicted on myself. My "relapses" have usually been triggered by sadness or anxiety.

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Re: The 1 Year Milestone

Post by Ruby&Tilly » 19 Jan 2020 23:54

Congratulations on your year Tom, that's amazing. \:)/ (::) \:)/

Sorry to hear you've had such a difficult year. <:)> <:)>

Ruby xx
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