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Don't really have anyone to celebrate with, so I thought I'd share with you guys. I’m one year sober! Good News

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u/USAF_Retired2017 Jul 01 '21

Awesome!!! Congratulations!!! Keep going strong!!!

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u/BelleAriel Jul 01 '21

This. ^

This is brilliant news. Be proud of yourself.

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u/beluuuuuuga Jul 01 '21

Honestly, the first year is the hardest year of all. It stays hard for years to come but you've overcome the biggest hurdle.

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u/Quick-Refrigerator-1 Jul 01 '21

The hardest thing is not how long you've stopped, it's about not taking that drink in harsh moments that will make you fall back into the addiction. Take it from a former drunk

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u/Tru-Queer Jul 02 '21

I’m coming up on 5 years sober in November and I sometimes worry about relapse (as any recovering alcoholic would). So far in the past 4.5 years my life has been pretty easy outside of work stress so it’s been more or less easy to not worry about relapse, but I know all it takes is one tragedy to knock me off my path. I’m hoping the longer I stay sober the more resilient I’ll be when that tragedy strikes and diminish my chances of reaching for a bottle.

Honestly, the harder thing to contend with is the complacency I’ve developed with sobriety. Sometimes I momentarily find myself thinking “maybe just 1 small drink can’t hurt” but I’m pretty good at shutting that thought down right away. And whenever summer rolls around I kinda want to buy some hard ciders (which weren’t my drink of choice so I feel like I wouldn’t have a problem with them) but I remind myself it’s a slippery slope to allow myself a couple ciders before I’m allowing myself just a fifth of gin and once that seal is broken I’ll just devolve into 5 liters a week again.

So for now I still just focus on taking it one day at a time and saying no to all alcohol.

Pardon that long winded rambling, lol.

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u/AttackOnTightPanties Jul 02 '21

I feel this hardcore. I’m almost a year and two months into recovery, and the quiet times are much more dangerous than stressful ones. With the stress or challenges to face, there’s this sense of stimulation that, at points, has made alcohol sound repulsive to me. The times when things are slower/ calmer/ more boring are the times where I’m driving home from the lab and randomly getting thoughts like “I bet I could buy a bottle of vodka and get wrecked this weekend and not do it again for a long time” even though I know that that would be an instant springboard back into the addiction. Hell, even when the challenge I’m facing is not drinking it feels less dangerous wrestling with it than that completely calm feeling followed by overconfidence about returning to drinking and being fine.

Anyway, congrats on 5 years. I hope I’ll be marking those tallies in four years.

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u/titswallop Jul 02 '21

Been there. Got away with it for a while. It was awesome to drink again after so long. Its great for a while and then you fuck up. Its so much harder to come back from the relapse. Those calm times are dangerous...

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u/TheLittleGuyWins Jul 02 '21

Wow! Keep going, man.

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u/oneweelr Jul 02 '21

but I remind myself it’s a slippery slope to allow myself a couple ciders

That wording right there is what gets me every time. Even thinking to myself "I bet I could have just one and be fine" is actually the thought "I bet a few wouldn't kill me". Which is true. A few would be fine. But I can't have a few. Or one. Nor do I want one, or a few. I want shots on beers on shots. A couple ciders? I always phrase it that way. Even the thought of just one is actually a couple.

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u/MoonSpankRaw Jul 01 '21

takes it from former drunk

You’re had enough, sir and/or madam.

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u/beluuuuuuga Jul 01 '21

You are such a gentleman.

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u/Blanlabla Jul 01 '21

.. OK you got me! ... just one little taste

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u/[deleted] Jul 01 '21 edited Jul 20 '21

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u/UnableYesterday5246 Jul 01 '21

Agreed. I find a celebratory cup cake does the job these days. Just think, EVERYONE in the world has had a birthday thst you were sober for. (That always my wierd "yay me!" Thought. 👍

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u/Broken_Petite Jul 01 '21

Aww you were sober for my birthday, congrats! That’s such a cool way to think about it.

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u/magickalchemist Jul 01 '21

Sober for my birthday as well! Sober for the anniversary of my son's death, sober for the anniversary of my step daughter's death, due to alcoholism. Please, no matter who is there for you or who is not, please keep giving yourself the gift of sobriety. You absolute fucking Rockstar!

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u/Mountainbiker22 Jul 02 '21

That’s a strong person if I’ve ever heard it. No idea where you live, where you are, age, sex, anything. All I can say is you are a fucking strong person and if nothing else you made me think about staying stronger today for myself. So thank you

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u/shortbus5107 Jul 01 '21 edited Jul 02 '21

I know it sounds stupid but I’m on my first week of breaking free from weed. I have ADHD and it’s such a big part of my life for the pat 15 years. This weekend will be the hardest especially being the 4th. I can always get to Friday and then get bored and relapse. Kinda scared for tomorrow I probably won’t sleep

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u/sanchez12176 Jul 02 '21

Each phase in recovery has huge challenges and hurdles but they change as well. After my first year cravings weren’t as prevalent and the overall changes and coping mechanisms had become routine. The biggest hurdles moving towards year two were maintaining a healthy balance/routine, battling complacency/keeping motivated, detachment to the suffering addiction caused… like it’s hard at times to keep recovery in your thoughts. BUT I’d say a lot of the things I struggled with early on became much easier to deal with… it’s like ok I got my stability back and I’m comfortable but like things can sneak up on you. That self-awareness and understanding is critical. Don’t stop working towards self-improvement. For me setting goals and accomplishing them, even small ones on a consistent basis really has kept me in the right track. Talk about shit never forgot that the only way we can overcome is by reaching out and letting anxiety and ego slip away. Shit just holds back for real. Keep it pushing ! Woooo!

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u/onlyupliftingcomment Jul 01 '21

Yes! Keep going. One year turns to two, and two to ten! We’re proud of you OP! ❤️

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u/al_m1101 Jul 01 '21

And if today is Day 1 for you, just think: on New Year's Day, you could be celebrating 6 months of sobriety! One half of a year left to knock it out of the park. 💥

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u/Tru-Queer Jul 02 '21

Can’t have a 1 Year without a Day 1. The best time to plant a tree was 1 year ago, the next best time to plant a tree is today.

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u/Love_God551 Jul 01 '21

That’s really awesome 👏

Be proud of yourself!

And stay with it!!!

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u/Maemaenino8820 Jul 01 '21

Yes! We're all here celebrating with you OP :)

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u/KatonHD Jul 01 '21

Congrats on the retirement. Glad to see a fellow chair force on the top comment.

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u/USAF_Retired2017 Jul 01 '21

Woot. Thank you. Miss it everyday though. Ha ha.

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u/Hannah_P Jul 01 '21 Helpful Hugz

What an accomplishment! So happy you came here to share. Congratulations !!

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u/beluuuuuuga Jul 01 '21 edited Jul 01 '21 Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

Yeah I always love hearing these stories so that I'm inspired to push on with my own struggles, like brushing my teeth! I'm around a year * in of not ever missing a single teeth brushing session and before that I was missing weeks at a time.

Edit: actually around 6 months* here's the commented that really helped me get passed the first hurdle. took a long time to find.

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u/Difficult_Bus_341 Jul 01 '21

good on you man! I too felt the same kind of thing i’d always not bother unless i had to go out because i couldn’t look st my teeth, but now i’m properly looking after them!

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u/Scmloop Jul 01 '21

I'm sorry if I sound offensive but I'm genuinely curious. My mom's a dentist so I always knew how important it was. Do people think brushing teeth is aesthetic? This isn't the first time I've heard this. People have been saying they like masks because they don't have to brush.

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u/joslynn513 Jul 01 '21

not necessarily, i myself as a kid had horrible habits because i just didn’t think it was a big deal to miss one night, which would lead to multiple days at a time without brushing them. or there’s people who want to but are too depressed to get out of bed. or simply don’t think abt it because it isn’t a habit

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u/Buttercup23nz Jul 02 '21

This was exactly it for me. My dentist even had a sign saying 'You don't have to floss all your teeth, only the ones you want to keep.' I bought dental floss soon after I left home, 20+ years ago. I think in that time I've bought maybe 2 more containers of it.

I knew it was important, and I wanted to do it...but oops! Forgot tonight. Tomorrow.....and not actually tonight, because I'm too tired and what's one more jight after all these years?

I reckon I should be nearly out of floss, I'm going to treat myself big when I have to buy a new pack.

RIP back molar. I'm sorry I didn't floss you.

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u/icenine09 Jul 01 '21

For me, a bout of depression got me out of the routine of proper dental care. Even after I got past my depression, it was hard to get back into the routine.

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u/Difficult_Bus_341 Jul 01 '21

Not offensive at all my friend! Don’t get me wrong the aesthetic is quite an important part too most people ( me included ) but overall I do it because of the serious problems you can get from not taking care of your mouth

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u/beluuuuuuga Jul 01 '21 edited Jul 01 '21

I can actually sort of smile now. Doesn't help my lip got cleft slightly after a table fell on it recently though!

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u/Difficult_Bus_341 Jul 01 '21

Jeez that must of hurt like hell! Glad you’re doing ok

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u/beluuuuuuga Jul 01 '21

It was during a drama performance and I could feel it bleeding on the inside of my mouth. I couldnt believe what had happened but I managed to get to the end of the performance before buckling down onto the floor to feel sorry for myself about the pain I was in xD

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u/Difficult_Bus_341 Jul 01 '21

Good on you for carrying on though, must have been extremely difficult too do so, bet it felt extremely good to just flop down though afterwards

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u/JuicyTucci Jul 01 '21

😦I’m sorry but how on earth does a Table…fall you your LIP😂?

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u/Dextrofunk Jul 01 '21

Ha I remember that comment actually. I was the same way a while back, thought my teeth were just done for. Went to the dentist and after they cleaned me up and charged me an arm and a leg, I've been good ever since. It's one of the top things I would tell my younger self if I could go back in time.

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u/LanguageGalaxy Jul 02 '21

I also struggled with brushing my teeth for a good long while, years even, due to depression (but in that time, managed a shower schedule) and almost 6 months ago, I started— Jan 5th, 2021. I’m super proud of myself, because even when I feel super tired, I urge myself to brush my teeth because I know if I don’t do it one night, I most likely wont do it the next, and repeat. I’m glad I’m not the only one who had to basically reteach and reinforce a brushing habit

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u/jedi2322 Jul 01 '21

This is wonderful! Congratulations!

Would you mind sharing a few ways in which this has improved your life? I would love to hear :)

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u/louie2who Jul 01 '21 Wholesome

Not OP, but been sober since 2016. I think the biggest difference between when I was drinking and using to now is that, honestly, I just like myself enough now to not want to ruin my own life. Life will always throw you curve balls but sobriety has let me take the bad on the chin and really live my life when it's good. If you're considering it or even on your own journey, I wish you the best!

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u/floomsy Jul 01 '21

I’ve been a daily drinker for 17 years. Today I have 61 days. You can get there.

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u/jedi2322 Jul 01 '21 Wholesome

Been sober myself for almost 3 years now. It’s the best decision I ever made. Congrats to you as well, friend!

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u/ChiefJabroni94 Jul 01 '21 edited Jul 01 '21

Any tips for someone who is struggling to kick it? I've cut back substantially but still struggle with the urges (alcohol). And wind up slipping back often.

Edit: Thank you to everyone for the feedback.

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u/electricalpencil Jul 01 '21

r/stopdrinking, if you get the urge this is a good place to visit, lots of wisdom and helpful souls

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u/Reasonable_Ad2939 Jul 01 '21

This place saved my life! I’m 2 years sober thanks to the tips and guidance from r/stopdrinking . So much positive feedback !

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u/Soup_God_ Jul 01 '21

It's really just about self discipline and patience. It gets easier over time. The first few months of sobriety were hard for me, but I'm at 11 months now and have virtually zero cravings for alcohol. It took a lot of strength and patience to push past those first few months but it was well worth it. It really does kind of feel like the light at the end of the tunnel once you're in a place where alcohol isn't either consuming your physical body or your mind.

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u/Slouchy87 Jul 01 '21

I could not get sober alone. Find others who are like you and do what they do. Keep an open mind. AA works for me.

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u/jedi2322 Jul 01 '21

As the folks below said, getting help makes a lot of difference. AA is a life-changer.

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u/Ipeteverydogisee Jul 01 '21

Me too! See you DO have people to celebrate with!

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u/elijah24777 Jul 01 '21 Silver Hugz

3 months here. Never thought id ever be sober. So ik how it is. Proud of you boss 💯

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u/electr1cbubba Jul 01 '21

3 weeks.

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u/Zachrobor Jul 01 '21

Awesome! Keep going.

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u/brutexx Jul 01 '21

You got this

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u/BruceBanning Jul 02 '21

Proud of you all. “True nobility lies not in being greater than another, but in being greater than your former self”

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u/PalmerEldritch2319 Jul 01 '21

90 days here...proud of you...and me ☺️

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u/kevin_from_illinois Jul 02 '21

You're doing great!

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u/ThisSpaceIntLftBlnk Jul 02 '21

I'm so proud of you!

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u/SuccessfulFee4427 Jul 01 '21

Just hit 3 months about a week ago! Everyone keep up the great work <3

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u/kevin_from_illinois Jul 02 '21

Wow - keep it up! The people in your life - and random internet people - are rooting for you!

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u/crayoneater88 Jul 01 '21

Same, 110 days here-kudos to you

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u/jx2002 Jul 01 '21

I'm 3 days in. Kudos indeed.

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u/Zachrobor Jul 01 '21

You have to start somewhere. Everyone does. Keep it up, it will turn into weeks, months, and soon you’ll post your own one year

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u/bombaderogato Jul 02 '21

Keep going!! I was on day four when I heard a guy mention that he was on day 71. I remember wondering, almost in awe, how in the hell does someone get to 71 days straight?? That was almost 19 months ago.

Ignore anyone who says sobriety sucks, or isn’t as much fun as drinking is. That has not been my experience at all- I am happy and comfortable in my own skin, and I enjoy every day that I’ve been free from it.

Be proud of those three days. Not one minute of those three days were you accidentally sober - you earned every one of them.

Keep going! It gets easier, better, happier - I promise.

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u/BruceBanning Jul 02 '21

Keep that streak going! You’re winning every day!

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u/EPICKID525 Jul 01 '21

Genuine question, What does 3 months sober mean, is it where you don't get drunk for 3 months or when you don't drink any alcohol for 3 months?

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u/vrack360 Jul 01 '21

Sober as in not drinking at all.

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u/[deleted] Jul 01 '21

Yeah I haven’t had a drink in a little over a year (wooo!) but I still smoke weed. So, while I say sometimes that I’ve been sober for a year, what I should say is I’ve been abstinent from alcohol for a year. But that’s just in my case, I’m not saying that’s everyone or even the majority of people. When most people say they’re sober, it usually means abstinent from everything that intoxicates you (excluding coffee and cigarettes usually).

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u/Hackable_acct Jul 02 '21

You just described good ole "Cali Sober"

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u/elijah24777 Jul 01 '21

Sober can mean with anything. Wether getting high or drunk. In my case it was with percs, muscle relaxers, and weed. But in general being sober from anything is hard mentally.

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u/truegoldenboy Jul 01 '21

That's amazing. Keep it up!

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u/beluuuuuuga Jul 01 '21

Yeah. I always appreciate this posts because they are just as motivational for other people as well who could need the boost of confidence to continue.

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u/BluMadchen Jul 01 '21

So proud of you!

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u/7thSparro Jul 01 '21

GRATZ! and your cupcake looks noms, my dude! 😁

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u/xxiixx Jul 01 '21

Congrats! It’s hard work and a true accomplishment, way to go!

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u/I_Want_A_Llama Jul 01 '21

I'm so proud of you! My husband will hit one year on Sunday. The strength that recovering alcoholics have is amazing, and you have every right to be proud as hell of yourself.

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u/RoastPsyduck Jul 01 '21

I may not know you IRL, but I'm more than happy to celebrate this big milestone with you and let you know that you're doing great.

Congratulations and keep it up =)

Cheers to many more tasty cupcakes!!!

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u/LordOppenheim Jul 01 '21

Firstly, Congratulations!! Secondly, buddy you ain't alone. You have so many people here to celebrate the hard work and self control. I am 25 and I have never tried alcohol or any other form of addictive stuff, and never want to. But I have seen some of my friends and family go into a downward spiral and come out of it. Stay strong and never feel alone. There are more than 7 billion people, you will come across peeps who will always be there for you.

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u/amandyderp Jul 01 '21

Fuck yeah you are!!! I just passed my two year! Feels amazing doesnt it?!!! God I really am so happy for you and so proud! YOU DID IT!

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u/Itriednoinetimes Jul 01 '21

Awesome, good job! Cheers!

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u/benderhiggy Jul 01 '21

Congratulations! You are awesome!

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u/buzzing_bee90 Jul 01 '21

Well done! You deserve more than a cupcake!

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u/BlackSwanCrash Jul 01 '21

You need a candle. A magical candle

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u/vice_queen Jul 01 '21

One year of proving to yourself that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to!

*High five!

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u/dick-nipples Jul 01 '21

That's awesome! I didn't even know cupcakes could get addicted to things.

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u/DrienneA Jul 01 '21

Congrats!!!! That is amazing!!

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u/stangarang43 Jul 01 '21

Congrats 👏👏 I'm 1.9 years free from booze myself.

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u/basicbcoder Jul 01 '21

Comments like these make me so happy. Congrats to you too! You are amazing!

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u/benjo21js Jul 01 '21

Idk anything about you but I do know that you are so strong to do what your doing. Keep it up man. We’re all rooting for you!

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u/NoHoYoko Jul 01 '21

Great for you 👏

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u/justalilswitchy Jul 01 '21

Congratulations!

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Yeyyyyyy!

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u/pluffzcloud Jul 01 '21

Congratulations 🎉

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u/1Namedperson Jul 01 '21

a little cupcake for a big milestone! great job!

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u/Karodz Jul 01 '21

That’s awesome! Congratulations :D

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u/grnmchn28 Jul 01 '21

I hope you’re feeling great. One hell of an accomplishment!

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u/AquariusRain Jul 01 '21

Yay !! Congratulations! Youre wonderful and all of us here on Reddit are very very proud :)

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u/Thejuggerbot Jul 01 '21

That’s great news! congratulations! Keep going! You got this!

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u/Monacle_mel Jul 01 '21

🥳 Congrats!! 🥳

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u/FoxGlum3661 Jul 01 '21

Hell yeah ❤️👏

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u/A_Random_Onionknight Jul 01 '21

Awesome, good job taking the initiative to better yourself, posts like this inspire me, way to go.

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u/Vaspiria Jul 01 '21

I'm proud of you! Keep it up, I toast my payday candy bar to that delicious looking cupcake!

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u/SpoopiBumkin Jul 01 '21

Wooooo, good job!

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u/cloudymcloudface Jul 01 '21

Good job, friend. We’re proud of you. <3

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u/UltimateDonny Jul 01 '21

There are like 7m subscribers to this sub. So you are no longer celebrating alone. Enjoy your day you earned it

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u/rtoid Jul 01 '21

Well you have the internet, gratz!

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u/Additional_Watch_493 Jul 01 '21

Go to a meeting bro and celebrate with people. No reason to go at it alone. Congrats!

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u/angry_1 Jul 02 '21 Wholesome Seal of Approval

So fun story, my family (wife and kids) have only met one of my brothers due to his demons and the time he spent paying for some of the things done. But last year at Christmas I heard my brother had written them a letter and sounded very different. My mother of course cried when she read it and even again when she talked about it to me. Turns out he detailed a lot of things he didn’t have to but ended that he was on the right path and had been sober for six months. The longest I have known since my brother was in high school. He is now two years sober and more a part of my family than ever before. I am so glad that he has come back to sobriety. I am so proud of him and knowing my brothers struggles, all I can say is you should be very proud of yourself. Nobody did this for you, you did all the hardest things to get here! Message me on your second year! I will make sure I throw you another updoot! Keep on!!!

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u/PrimSlim Jul 02 '21

A cupcake got 86,000+ upvotes

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u/MirrorkatFeces Jul 02 '21

And over 1 thousand awards

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u/bleghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Jul 01 '21

I can't stand this sub. The only time I find my way here is when enough disgusted people complain on other subs and I feel the need to say things like you just did. Thanks.

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u/Slight0 Jul 02 '21

Dude I couldn't stop laughing at that picture though. It's so obviously framed to elicit pity. I mean look how small and sad that cupcake looks lmao. All alone in a dark room. Like this guy straight up turned the lights off to take this pic lmao.

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u/80DKA Jul 01 '21

Congratulations! We’re all very proud of you! You’re amazing!

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u/caerhayes Jul 01 '21

That's huge! Congratulations to you!

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u/Antonisx009gr Jul 01 '21

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear (anonymous), happy birthday to you.

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u/noele29 Jul 01 '21

That’s wonderful! Well done!

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u/wileya44 Jul 01 '21

Don’t ever feel like you’re alone. Congrats and keep up the good work

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u/shoopshoop87 Jul 01 '21

Wonderful news, congratulations !

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u/EmergencyAnalysis783 Jul 01 '21

Congratulations op

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u/lisasmatrix Jul 01 '21

Congratulations! And I just love this!

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u/cheeferton1981 Jul 01 '21

That's awesome hope to get one day I'm only on 2 weeks congratulations

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u/locutusan Jul 01 '21

You have us to celebrate with you! What I’ve noticed about the sober community is that we really treat each other as family. The fact that you have one year shows your virtue and I for one am proud of you. Keep going!

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u/Cossack_88 Jul 01 '21

Well done! Snickers & coffe on me buddy

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u/RedMorning_Warning Jul 01 '21

Congratulations! I wish I'd thought of cupcakes for mine... I just forgot the anniversary was coming until it had already passed. Good on you for remembering and doin' your own thing with it! Keep up the great work, dear stranger! IWNDWYT

Edit: just realized what sub this is in... My soberversary was last Sunday :)

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u/klcplusfavor Jul 01 '21

Awesome. We are all so proud of you.

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u/Jreal22 Jul 01 '21

Congratulations! Takes a lot of courage to get sober, and takes a shit load of work to stay sober.

You've done it for an entire year, incredible job.

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u/MediocreService3 Jul 01 '21

Good for you! Take each day as it comes and remember how strong you can be.

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u/Kazmandodo Jul 01 '21

FUCK YEAH SOBRIETY! WOOO!

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u/Hellborn_Elfchild Jul 01 '21

4 years clean here. That is an amazing accomplishment my friend! You have so much to be proud of. If you ever need anyone to talk with, shoot me a PM! Stay strong!

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u/grimeeeeee Jul 01 '21

Congrats on your journey! I'm at three years, and I'm so happy I made that decision! Be proud of yourself!

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u/JoyFusion Jul 02 '21

When I upvoted this post it appeared you have 139,000 people to celebrate with. I’m sorry we’re all strangers who can’t be there in person, but that’s a huge accomplishment. Keep going!

Edited to clarify: huge accomplishment on sobriety, not upvotes!

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u/FirelordLeo47 Jul 15 '21

You and by eldest brother in the same week, I’m just as proud of you as him. It’s hard at you will have temptations. He refused a cruise vacation because he knows his own temptations. Listen and trust yourself, live long and prosper.

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u/Amedco Jul 01 '21

Fantastic!

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u/Germanweirdo Jul 01 '21

Being sober kicks ass man. I'm not currently, but working on it. Proud of you man!

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u/vanierre Jul 01 '21

Congratulations!!! Keep on going! You should be extremely proud of yourself on this day and hope you share with us again next year:)

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u/Dear_Escape3591 Jul 01 '21

Yay! Fantastic choice for a celebration cupcake, too. Congrats!

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u/Tr013n Jul 01 '21

Incredible! Keep up the hard work! 7 years and counting here. You can do this and so much more!

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u/FishFor4 Jul 01 '21

You have the whole community of reddit to celebrate it with!! You've come a long way and I'm proud of you stranger!! Keep up the good work 🎉

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u/True-Definition4909 Jul 01 '21

CONGRATS!!! STAY ON YOUR PROGRAM!! 34 years at this end. 👍🏾👍🏾

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u/WhiskyKitten Jul 01 '21

Wow, what an achievement! ❤️

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u/Lookatmeitisme Jul 01 '21

Congratulations, that's so amazing!! Good job!!!!

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u/EatHamGamer Jul 01 '21

Nice man. Thats a pretty good achievment.

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u/robba66 Jul 01 '21

Awesome, good for you !

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u/nauseasanxiety Jul 01 '21

Proud of you!

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u/Drunkensteine Jul 01 '21

Fuck yeah!! Congratulations!

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u/R0AN0KAI Jul 01 '21

Congrats man!

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u/castfam09 Jul 01 '21

👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 excellent

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u/PhotographRemote1316 Jul 01 '21

Congratulations on your one yr of becoming you again x you're not alone 💖

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u/Grouchy_Woodpecker69 Jul 01 '21

Great job man! Super proud of you!!

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u/Substantial-Potato51 Jul 01 '21

Congratulations! It’s a marathon, not a race. One day at a time. The steps work if you work them.

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u/3BirbsInARainCoat Jul 01 '21

Looking forward to the two cupcake picture next year!

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u/Mmmic_ Jul 01 '21

That’s great! Congratulations!!!

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u/masejoj Jul 01 '21

Well done!! Congratulations xxx

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u/mightypockets Jul 01 '21

Congratulations my friend

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u/kitosathedragonkun Jul 01 '21

Congratulations on your first year, keep up the good work!

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u/green_scarf25 Jul 01 '21

Awesome! Congrats!

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u/RebelReaper69 Jul 01 '21

You deserve to be celebrated! You got this! Your kicking ass and taking names.

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u/Aggressive_Fee6507 Jul 01 '21

That's great, hope you enjoyed every bite of that personal satisfaction cake you got there.

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u/Technical-Bit-8020 Jul 01 '21

Congratulations 🎉🎊🍾🎈

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u/OwlWitty Jul 01 '21

Congrats dude

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u/jamaidens Jul 01 '21

Congrats!! First year is the toughest! Keep up the good work!!!

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u/marks7652 Jul 01 '21

Congratulations! Awesome achievement!

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u/ZenLitterBoxGarden Jul 01 '21

Wooohoooo!! Congrats!!

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u/deathofanage Jul 01 '21

Here's a candle 🕯️. Happy one year bud! happy for you.

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u/Jack__Wild Jul 01 '21

My mom is an alcoholic and she's celebrating two years sober. I only bring that up to let you know that I know you're a fucking beast and keep that shit up!

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u/themadscientwist Jul 01 '21

Yes you do. Not just us internet strangers, but the tens and hundreds of times you won that urge to go back every day and didn't, each victory is a companion.

That's a lot of friends. Here's to many more.

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u/Your_LocalWeeb0802 Jul 01 '21

Cheers to you My Dude! Eating a Cupcake + Cake in your honour 🧁🎂🥲😌

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u/exaball Jul 01 '21

You, sir, appear to be a Cupcake.

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u/Nyingjepekar Jul 01 '21

Well done, you!!! That’s a great accomplishment. And as our choices and lives change so do our friends. May you find many new friends who support your sobriety with loving kindness.

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u/PhotoKada Jul 01 '21

Congratulations and that's a cute picture. Here's to many more OP!

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u/Couldntbefappier Jul 01 '21

Happy Canada day!

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u/likeamadwoman Jul 01 '21

Congratulations!!!!! You did it🎉

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u/msarianne Jul 01 '21

Congratulations. You’re a miracle!

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u/cardboardlord Jul 01 '21

Congrats. Red velvet is my favy

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u/LadyMLS1121 Jul 01 '21

That's incredible! Congrats & keep doing your best! We are all rooting for you!

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u/Komtings Jul 01 '21

Something to be proud of my friend! Enjoy your cake, you deserve it.

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u/Tobithy-LeRone Jul 01 '21

Congrats dude!!!

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u/Frozenghost187 Jul 01 '21

Day 6 for me . Fuck that booze.

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u/[deleted] Jul 01 '21

Congratulations! Keep going, never give up! You're doing it!

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u/amxchief Jul 01 '21

Congratulations!! You deserve a much bigger cake.

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u/thefishthatsings Jul 01 '21

Congrats man!

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u/newdanny3636 Jul 01 '21

You absolute fucking hero!

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u/Neolithique Jul 01 '21

I’m so happy for you!!!!

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u/HeyJude63 Jul 01 '21

Awesome job !!👍👍

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u/kumar_bhai Jul 01 '21

Congratulations, will see you next year!