Today I am three years sober. This is Day 1 after being assaulted and last week. It’s a huge relief to know I don’t have to drink anymore.

Today I am three years sober. This is Day 1 after being assaulted and last week. It’s a huge relief to know I don’t have to drink anymore.

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113 Replies to “Today I am three years sober. This is Day 1 after being assaulted and last week. It’s a huge relief to know I don’t have to drink anymore.”

  1. I have been saying 14 but I just figured out it is 15 months sober now. Getting my life back has been amazing. Congrats to you! Only 24 more hours to go before the next 24 start. But they are the best 24 ever.

  2. Why do people post these? Is it for praise or something? I’m not trying to be rude I just don’t understand why it’s not just like “ok good i’m not an addict anymore let’s just move along with life” and to inspire others is kinda flimsy, is this for praise?

  3. That’s fantastic! Life can take us through so many different avenues. It makes me feel so nice to hear about people finding their way out of the bad ones and onto better roads.

  4. 3.3 years here. When I quit drinking I thought my life was over, and to a certain extent it was. The life I have now is better than I could have possibly imagined for myself. Keep it going!

  5. I’m am so very happy for your great achievement. I’m sure that it was not an easy path to take. But, I have to say, for no other reason, you look so good now. Your beauty is just shining through without that heavy burden on your shoulders.

  6. The /r/pics community is one of the most asshole, complaining communities I have come across. Downvoting people for congratulating someone on an accomplishment or celebrating. How sad your life must be.

  7. Great job. Be prepared for when things get rough and you dont feel so happy. This causes so many addicts to relapse. Not trying to be a buzzkill but you no longer have your numbing agent and the cold cruel world just keeps chugging along. Keep doing the things that got you here and most importantly find trustworthy people that you can talk to about all that stuff going on in your head. Do not keep things bottled up. All the best as you trudge the road.

  8. Hey I am so sorry to hear that you were assaulted, and that you went through what sounds like a really difficult time. You look happy and healthy, and I am happy for you. I admire you found the courage and will, not everyone can and I think that’s a great accomplishment. Well done, all the best to you!

  9. This year will be my 5th year sober. Keep up the good work and don’t let the drink grab you again. It’s easy to stay away from once you’ve detached yourself from it finally.

    Remember, if you ever take another drink again you’re throwing away ALL of that progress. If you break you will have to start from square 1 again. Once you let yourself become comfortable with the idea of drinking you’re destined to fail.

    You’ll look better every day that you’re not drinking.

  10. You look extremely healthy today, good for you! I’ve got my 2 year anniversary coming up in a couple months and I know how good it feels not to rely on something anymore

  11. Congratulations. Three years is awesome. Keep putting sobriety as your first priority every day. You will live a life beyond anything you could dream.

    How do I know? I am working on my 30th year in 2018.

  12. You look amazing. I’m sure that’s the least important aspect, but that beauty will shine a lot brighter and longer now that you’re sober. Not to mention, there’s a good amount of validity to the adage “look good; feel good”.
    Congratulations and best wishes. 👍

  13. That pic on the left makes me feel really sad. Like I wanna do something for that girl to make things OK. (I’m a dad of a little girl)

    I’m so glad for that pic on the right. Take care of yourself, baby.

  14. Congrats! I know I don’t know you but I’m proud of how hard you’ve worked to get here! I’ve seen addiction in my family and I’ve seen it go both ways. Addiction is one hell of an illness. Keep up the good work.

  15. It’s amazing what being sober does for your face. I mean, I know you were punched and all, but still. You look so happy. I know the feeling. Two years and counting here. Never been happier or healthier. Good on you. You look so happy! Keep it up!

  16. In the photo on the right, the life is back in your eyes. That little sparkle that most people lose sometime after childhood when they have to grow up…and you got it back. That makes me smile.

  17. This picture makes me happy for you and how you were able to turn your life around.

    But it also makes me incredibly sad because it reminds me of my best friend who wasn’t as lucky as you.

    If anyone is reading this: Whether it be alcohol, drugs, pills, or whatever gets you in a vice I URGE you to get clean. Maybe you think taking these things make you better but I promise you, in the long run, it winds up killing you.

  18. I fail to see the connection between a photo where you were beaten up and how you look nowadays, in the context of addiction.

    But good work nonetheless. Keep it up.

  19. 1) Congratulations!

    2) It’s really fascinating how you have phrased this: “relief to know I don’t have to drink anymore.”

    I always assumed that alcoholics drink because they like drinking (duh!) but your choice of words is that of someone who no longer has to do a chore. Doesn’t sound like you miss it at all!

    Thanks for sharing.

  20. Dude good job, I’m a little over a year and while I know it’s been the right decision, I feel so lost and like the struggle has just begun. It’s only sinking in that it’s the same struggle we all face and it’s overwhelming that I get to choose how to live and hard as fuck to implement those choices but I guess I have no choice (😅)

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