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Old 11-07-2004, 11:23 AM
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Jeanne - you give me hope, because my boyfriend who is an addict who tried to beat it but didn't make it before it got him back in prison. CONGRATULATIONS AND THANKS for being an inspiration for everyone still caught in the cycle. I send him stories about people who made it, to help encourage him. He wants to get where you are!!!! Your Herb must be PROUD of YOU!!!!
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Old 11-07-2004, 11:33 AM
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Thank YOU Brooksangel for what you are doing. All of us who love an addict know what a gift you are giving to yourself and your loved ones, a gift ONLY YOU can give, and NO ONE can replace YOU in their lives. Keep it going!!!!
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Old 11-07-2004, 12:07 PM
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Yes - my hunny is sittin in Prison, my best friend in County, and other friends on probation cause of it... Even with all that - I still went back. I was so proud last night when 2 of the people I used to hang with called me and one offered to "wake me up" if I wanted. The little devil said - "come on come on... one time won't hurt... " Thankfully it was on the phone and not in person cause I would've fallen hard... I know that. I told them - nope - I've cleaned out and I don't use anymore... needless to say their interest in talking to me wained and they hung up!! I really think I can make it this time.... Stocking up on the energy drinks right now though!! Ha!! Thanks so much everyone - you are all a big support - and I know my KIDS who are MY LIFE - are so much happier having their momma back!! I am emotionally there now... not just a body around the house!! Brooks has even commented on how much better I sound and is glad to have me back! We are both clean - for the first time in our relationship - and very much in love... his due to incarceration, but he has really made some changes to better himself - and we have a chance now together with both our heads straight!! Next week - I will definately be back to let you know I made it 2 weeks!! THANKS EVERYONE!!
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Old 11-07-2004, 12:10 PM
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Congratulations from me too!! A little late - but still the same heart!!
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Old 11-07-2004, 03:30 PM
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Peace....You have no idea how happy I became after reading your thread. You go girl....you continue to stay strong and possitive. Have worked with so many on that path and do believe that it is one day at a time. Congrats!!!!! Blessings...
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Old 11-07-2004, 09:27 PM
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I want to thank eveyone of you....Getting this eight yr medalion is really special. It belonged to my sponsor, who had it passed to her from one of our old trimes, who we just adored. He died and she wanted to pass it down to me....Love Jeanne
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Old 11-10-2004, 08:31 AM
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Well - I knew it was too good to be true... the cravings have been hitting like a b*** the last day or two and I feel are only going to get worse through the weekend.... I can taste the s*** in my mouth - sucks... I am doing ok though... This weekend is a hard one as my little boy turns 5 and I won't get to be a part as my ex took off and won't allow me to see or talk to my little ones... this unrelated to the drugs... that is the excuse he uses and it is a good one - but it is all a control issue - I know that sounds like I'm trying to advert the responsibility from the drugs and I'm not - there are just many issues and things as far as his behavior goes - that if looked at shows what I am saying... N E ways it is hard - cause my heart is torn apart and I know that if I did use - I just wouldn't feel the pain... I know I can't use.... and it hurts to go through this... but when things get into court - at least I can pass a drug tests - and hopefully once the whole truth regarding the case are brought out - I will be re-united with my babies.... I'm holding in guys.... will keep you posted... Again - thanks so much!!
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brooksangel....

You are going to make it though the weekend. Just take it one moment at a time.

Remeber, there are things in life you can control, and there are things you cannot. Focus on what you can control, and let the rest fall to the side.

When I was getting clean, the one thing that was still in my control was making my bed, the rest of my situation was out of my control. I would make my bed over and over and over. Changed the sheets a dozen times a day if I needed to.

I am so proud of you for reaching out and sharing your journey with us.

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Old 11-10-2004, 09:44 AM
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Brooks,
If you are not already attending may I suggest NA. In my town they have many many meetings each day. You need a sponsor and you need new friends to help. Are you seeing a counselor? There are antideprassants that supposedly help with the cravings.

I wish you the best--take one day at a time. Get into NA/AA it works!

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Old 11-10-2004, 09:47 AM
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Talking Ok, here we go....

Stand up, put your arms in the air (yep stretch it out), now breath deep , and exhale letting your arms slowly lower to your sides. Repeat!!

I know this weekend will probably be a hard one for you but maybe you can try this....

Buy a small cake,( invite a couple of friends or have it alone whichever you are more comfortable with )and have a little party for your son. Sing Happy Birthday and light the candles, all 5 of them, then make that wish and blow them out, serve a slice and enjoy. Write your son a note and stick it in a card and save it for that reunion date we all know you will have one day soon.

I'm sorry you are having trouble this week, but I can remember it so well especially when hubby was extradited to another state and I was so down and alone. Keep yourself strong and like I said before, keep coming back here when you feel you are needing support and we will give it to you, I can promise you that!! You can pm me anytime you want....I will be here for you!!


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Old 11-26-2004, 01:24 AM
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My name is Amy, I am an addict. I have been clean 5 days, or 123 hrs to be honest. I hope so much to double this. Fear has been taking control of my life for so long. This is my first time being an adult. I am trying hard, faliure is not an option.

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Old 11-26-2004, 01:46 AM
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Amy I applaud your success. This is such a great undertaking you have ahead of you; but I know that you can do it. Just take one day at a time and you'll be fine!
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Old 11-26-2004, 01:54 AM
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Good for you, Amy! I am sending you lots of good thoughts and love.
You CAN do it. ((hugs))
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Old 11-26-2004, 02:45 AM
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Congratulations. I am very proud of you. I just celebrated eight yrs on nov. 1st. You can do this. I know you can.....If you need anything I am just a Pm away.
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Old 11-27-2004, 08:08 AM
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Congratulations!!!!
I am so proud of you!!!
Keep up the good work!!
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Old 11-27-2004, 08:13 AM
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One day at a time.

You have made the first and most vital move. Keep it up.
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Amy,

Congradulations and good luck. My son also is recovering now and has been clean for 9 months. He feels much better about himself and I know you will too.

I will say a prayer for you.

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Old 11-28-2004, 03:03 PM
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Amy- congratulations! Stay true to yourself and take it one day at a time! You can do this!!!
I am glad that you have found this site as we are here for you 100%! If you need anything at all, just ask!!!
Again, keep it up and congratulations!
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Old 11-28-2004, 03:05 PM
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Congratulations!!! You can make it! I really hope you are attending AA/NA--it does help. Any time you want to talk PM me.

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Old 12-14-2004, 09:45 AM
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I want to say congratulations - you can do it. Keep your head straight and remember - your not alone...
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Good for you!!! YOu can do this...just keep your mind on the right track!!! You have tons of support here!!!
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Old 12-14-2004, 10:28 AM
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Peace....I, too, will join the ranks of those applauding your work....it really is work....how are things going on this day? Take it one day at a time...Be Blessed!
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Amy,
I am very proud of you!!!
YOU GO GIRL!!!!!
as the others say.. take it one day at a time or one hour at a time. You hang in there and keep us posted, maybe we can all help if ever you have a down time and need to talk
SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!

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Old 12-18-2004, 03:47 PM
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Good for you and I am raying that you can double your time... Stay strong.............
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