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Old 05-20-2008, 03:40 PM   #1
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35 years of using and on Sunday i will have 30 days clean !!!

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW...........

There was a time when i couldnt get 30 hours clean...

If i can do it YOU CAN TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!, So GO FOR IT.

Its just unbelievable how good it feels mentally and physically. I had forgotten, or maybe never even knew a person could FEEL this good.

The wife and i are doing well,going to meetings everyday and we both have WONDERFULL sponsors.

I just wanted to give an update and thanks to all on this board who have helped us so much !

Prayers and peace of mind to all... Acap,an Wiggle

 
Old 05-20-2008, 05:13 PM   #2
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Re: 35 years of using and on Sunday i will have 30 days clean !!!

Acap, I had read in previous posts that you are taking Sub. Had you ever tried that route before? If so, what happened? If not, do you have a plan as to how long you will stay on?

I, too, am on Sub for about 2 1/2 months. I would like to be done before the summer is over. My psychiatrist thinks I should take my time but my therapist really wants me to be done asap.

Congrats on your hard work. What an accomplishment after 35 years!

 
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Old 05-20-2008, 05:13 PM   #3
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Re: 35 years of using and on Sunday i will have 30 days clean !!!

AC,
Yay! Good for you. You've heard the saying in AA; Meeting Makers Make it! Your making it! Keep going! What a nice thread to read. Congrats to you and the wife.
AAAhhhhhh living sober is wonderful!

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Old 05-20-2008, 05:51 PM   #4
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Re: 35 years of using and on Sunday i will have 30 days clean !!!

Great !!!
Do not forget to go to 90 meetings in 90 days, get a sponsor and join a group.
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Old 05-20-2008, 06:16 PM   #5
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Re: 35 years of using and on Sunday i will have 30 days clean !!!

Capt --congrats --You should be very proud of yourself. You listen to yourself when it comes to NA or AA. Make as many meetings as you feel you should to stay clean. 90 meetings in 90 days is not the key at all. The key is that you are learning and that you are clean. Congrats

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Old 05-20-2008, 07:25 PM   #6
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Re: 35 years of using and on Sunday i will have 30 days clean !!!

Diamond yes i am on SUB. 6 mg. per day.

Yes my wife and myself tried many many many times to do it on our own,C.T.
tapering you name it we tried it.And Failed evrytime.Our addiction Doc had said in the begining that we would probably be on it 6-8 weeks and that it will be a very slow taper off of it.
He dropped my wife 2mgs per day last week. She is now at 4mg per day and will be for at least 3weeks til her next appt. ( she had asked him to lower it more but he told her stay at 4 till he see,s here agian in 3 weeks)
He kept me on the 6mg. Why i dont know but i see him Thur. and he may drop me then.

Our addiction Doctor and Psyc.Doc. Both told us its Not good to get in a hurry and start decreasing right away. That the patients they have who have had success follow a slow taper.( we have diff. psych docs by the way)

Thanks to evrone who posted. Cheers ! Acap

 
Old 05-21-2008, 07:15 AM   #7
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Re: 35 years of using and on Sunday i will have 30 days clean !!!

Cap,congrats are in order.

What a great feeling not chasing the dope,isnt it?

I agree on the slow taper for so many who have tried on thier own and failed.
You're doing so well,keep up the great work and best wishes to both of you.

YOU ROCK!

*smile*

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Re: 35 years of using and on Sunday i will have 30 days clean !!!

Heya Capt

You are sounding happy there and it makes me happy for you. I applaud you loudly... with thunder even!... for the determination to stay on course with the doctors, the dosages, the meetings. These are the things that lead to lasting sobriety and happiness.

As you and your wife travel this road together there will come blessings like never before. There is something so awesome, so magical and powerful when we are given the chance ( and accept it) to find our way out of drug induced stagnation.

I will be raising my glass ( of water!) to you on Sunday.
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Old 05-21-2008, 03:19 PM   #9
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Re: 35 years of using and on Sunday i will have 30 days clean !!!

Nice 1 Cap - a marvellous start to the rest of your life.

keep on keepin on

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