18 years yet just another day!

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@webeishere (36315)
United States
April 6, 2009 11:25am CST
Today, April 6th, 2009 represents my sober Birthday. I have been claen and sober 18 years today. I got into trouble and quit abusing drugs and alcohol 18 years ago. I am an active member in my A.A. club and attend meetings and events sponsored by various A.A. chapters. I have met many great people from A.A. related sites online as well. I have attented one World A.A. Convention as well. Are you an alcoholic/drug addict? Do you use the 12 steps to keep you clean and sober? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@Maallx (45)
6 Apr 09
18 years! What an achievement! Well done and I'm sure you will realise it's had a really nice positive impact on life and general finance too :).
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• Tunisia
6 Apr 09
Congrtas for your 18, hope it come with health and wisdom for you!
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• United States
6 Apr 09
Congrads on your 18 years clean and sober. That is a great accomplishment. Continue your good work.
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@makingpots (11916)
• United States
6 Apr 09
Congratulations, Grandpa Bob!! You rock! You are somebody very special!
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@walijo2008 (4645)
• United States
6 Apr 09
Congratulations Grandpa Bob, that is something to be proud of, its good that you've been sober for 18 yrs. I'm not an addict, I thank God that I never tried anything in my whole life. Its good that your still active in your A.A. club, keep doing it..Have a good day
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
7 Apr 09
Fortunately my only addiction is the internet... But I am very proud of your accomplishment! That is truely awesome. Now that I think of it, my sister's been clean for about that long too!
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@webeishere (36315)
• United States
7 Apr 09
Thank you so much. I forgot about the internet being one of my vices as well. HAHAHAHA! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
9 Apr 09
When I go on vacation, everyone jokes that I'm going through withdrawals...
@mummymo (23706)
7 Apr 09
Good on you AGB - I know that can't have been easy and it takes a very strong person to stay clean and sober so long you should be really proud of yourself. I haven't used or had a problem with drink but i have recently quit smoking and I know how difficult that was so I have so much respect for you! I am glad that you have met many good people via the AA and am sure it makes life a lot better. WEll done AGB - I have always told you that you were amazing! Hugs and many Congrats xxxxx
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6 Apr 09
Hi GRANDPA BOB, Congratulations of your 18 years of been sober, well done to you and you are an inspiration, I wish my brother can become sober but he just won't listen to any of us, I know its hard but there isen't any of us can do, but its nice to haear a sucess story like your. Tamara
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@webeishere (36315)
• United States
6 Apr 09
One can only get sober and stay sober if they want it. Noone else can do it for them is the problem. Thanks also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
7 Apr 09
Congratulations! That really is an achievement to be proud of! Luckily I have not been in your situation and I thank myself lucky I never went down that path. Keep up the good work.
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@Barbietre (1439)
• United States
7 Apr 09
Congratulations! It takes lot of strenght to do what you did and stay on the straigt and narrow.
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@hoghoney (3748)
• United States
6 Apr 09
Well Happy Birthday to you Grandpa Bob...I am so proud of you. You have done really great..Keep up the great job..Loves and Hugs to you my friend.
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@LittleMel (8747)
• Canada
6 Apr 09
I am not an addict of anything aside from Internet :) It's good to know you can be sober for so many years Hubby is still trying to quit smoking he doesn't smoke as much as he used to but quitting doesn't seem easy to do for now
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@emilie2300 (1886)
• United States
6 Apr 09
Congradulations Keep up the good work. You are doing great.
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@1denny (34)
• United States
17 Dec 09
Bob, congrats on your time in recovery. For us that are blessed, one day clean and sober is worth congrats. I got clean and sober 22 years ago after the heat got unbearable. I live in a small town of 224 people in southwest Missouri. We have 3 meetings a week, one is a womens meeting. I had an uncle in Kansas City that got sober in 1949. He was from this area where I live. When I told him about our meeting in this small town, he just couldn't believe it. So, when it come time for him to get his 50 year chip, he came to this small town (his old stomping grounds) and got his 50 year chip. The man was legally blind, used a walker, couldn't hear that well, but, when he spoke he showed the younger A.A.s what was possible through the 12 steps and the A.A. way of life. Glad you are here Bob, keep coming back.
@fluffysue (1457)
• United States
7 Apr 09
Congratulations, Grandpa Bob! That's a great accomplishment to be proud of!
@bunnybon7 (51408)
• Holiday, Florida
7 Apr 09
i salute you friend. its a hard thing to stay away from for some. i used to drink a lot 20yrs ago. my last hubby is what had me quit. he didnt insist. he just didnt like to kiss or be around me much when i was doing it. he was so good to me and i was so happy for the first time in my life, i just didnt need it any more.
@cher913 (25831)
• Canada
7 Apr 09
i have not gone through what you have gb, but you have made quite an accomplishment! you should be very proud of yourself for making this committment. from what i understand, its not easy!
• Singapore
7 Apr 09
I have never been an alcholic and I don't want to be!