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getting sober after 40 years

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:37 am
by Danny G
My name is Danny G. and I have been sober for 112 days. I feel a little silly praying and asking for help from a higher power but this much I know. 112 day is the longest that I have ever been sober and I could not have done it on my own. HP, ok, I will take it.

Re: getting sober after 40 years

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:44 am
by becksdad
Hi Danny! Welcome here! My name is Ed, and I am an alcoholic. Glad you're here.... you will will find lots of good recovery and good folks here.

Congratulations on 112 days! Do you have a sponsor yet? I finally got sober after 38 years of drinking, like you, and found that a sponsor was invaluable!

Keep stacking up those days, and keep coming back!

Thanks, Ed

Re: getting sober after 40 years

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:59 am
by ann2
Welcome Danny and congratulations!

"Something has happened to you I don't understand. But you had better hang on to it. Anything is better than the way you were."

Dr. Silkworth to Bill W. after hearing about his "White Light" experience.

It sure is better than what I had before.

Ann

Re: getting sober after 40 years

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:44 am
by Hanna
Welcome Danny,
There's a lot of really good recovery here. We all help each other, we get better together. Looking forward to reading you.
Keep posting,
Hanna

Re: getting sober after 40 years

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:02 am
by Mike O
Welcome to the group, Danny. Well done on the 112 days.
Stick around.

-Mike :D

Re: getting sober after 40 years

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:47 am
by Tommy-S
Welcome Danny,'

We're never old (or young) to start living, and for a guy like me, Alcohol was a slow death and AA got me a second chance at life.

It's a good life, and I never had it so good.

Keep stacking up those 24 hour blocks without caving in to the Fatal First One....it pays off.

Thanks...Tommy