View Single Post
Unread 03-04-2014, 10:50 PM   #12
Dan458
Senior Member
 
Posts: 483
Default

I was sober from the age of 31 to 48. I stayed sober with the help of a 28 day program followed by a year and a half in a vocational rehab dormitory. During those seventeen years, I was able to abstain from all mood altering drugs, alcohol, I quit smoking on Oct 20th, 1989, and I beat hep c. I worked the first three steps of AA. I was never able to tell someone each and everything that has bothered me during my life. I relapsed on pain meds but I still haven't had a drink or a cigarette since Jan 7th 1988 and Oct 20th, 1989. I am still virus free from hep c. The time I spent at the meetings was time I wasn't doing something less productive. I have no doubt that AA helped me.

It never ceases to amaze me that we go out, make a shambles of our lives, and then we are surprised and chagrined that there isn't a program that doesn't fit our definition of our needs to an exact personal specification.
Dan458 is offline   Reply With Quote
One User Says Thank You to Dan458 For This Useful Post:
Thank You (04-03-2014)