Reached 6 months yesterday after finally realizing that if I allowed it to, alcohol could and would destroy my life and take away everything that I love. I was so afraid that I wouldn’t be able to have peace and comfort without it (insanity, right?). The past 6 months have been the happiest I have ever experienced. My everyday moments with my children are more meaningful, I lay next to my wife knowing she is proud of me and I wake up the next morning without shame. Gratitude!

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I am having a 6month pink cloud moment too, it’s amazing! I feel like I now see the cause effect that I’m responsible for and it’s enlightening to be conscious of that. Cheers OP!

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That’s awesome. I’m happy for you. Yes, real change happens when we surrender, accept the truth, and are truly willing to do anything to stay sober. It keeps getting better. #ODAAT

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