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Six Years Clean and a Merry Christmas!

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Six Years Clean and a Merry Christmas!

Today was my six years clean and sober, in recovery, and one of the best days that I’ve had in a long time! It was also Christmas, and sobriety was a great present to myself, as well as others. I wasn’t only rejoicing for me but I was rejoicing for the sanity of my mother and health of my father. Frankly, this was the first year that one, or both, of her sons hasn’t spent in the hospital. That alone is a blessing. But to say that I’ve been actively working on my recovery for six years now is a...

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Dear Santa: Merry Sober Christmas!

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Dear Santa: Merry Sober Christmas!

Dear Santa, Last year was my first clean and sober holiday season in years.  It was the first holiday season I would confront, still pretty fresh outta rehab.  It was also the first holiday season I would spend with my children and family after being away for so long.  To the outsider looking in, it ...

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