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A Decade of Freedom


Timber Wolf

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Hi Everyone,

Ten years ago today, I had the choice of either going out and getting more drugs, or going to a Narcotics Anonymous meeting.

January, 2006: I was sitting in my car at work, parked in the only place not covered by security camaras getting high in order to be able to function at work. I got caught and fired. It was the first time I'd ever been fired from a job in my life, and it came at a critical mass moment in time. My drug expence was going through the roof, my bank account was just about empty, and now my source of income was lost. I finally got a little self honesty. I realized for the 1st time in my life that I couldn't quit and stay quit. I sought help. A month later I had just been dropped off at a treatment center in Alpena, Michigan by a taxi cab. I couldn't find which building it was and ended up walking around lost in the snow, lonely, crying, and terrified. I finally found the building, and after a stay in detox, I spent 72 days in the center. I got out in April of 2006 and struggled terribly. Finally, on May 10, I broke down and got high. The next morning I got up and realized I had a choice. I could either get more drugs and very possibly never get clean again, or I could go to a Narcotics Anonymous meeting. It was the decission of my life and I knew it. That evening found me sitting at a table in an NA meeting telling what had happened. I stayed clean that day and every day since, one day at a time. Now, exactly 1 decade later, here I am, free! Narcotics Anonymous saved my life and gave me something I never thought I would or could have; 10 years without drugs!??

Hugs, not drugs to you all!

Timber Wolf?

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Congratulations on 10 years of drug free sobriety! I feel the same way about the rooms of AA where i was able to find the help i needed to get sober. It was indeed a life saver.

Last night at my homegrown meeting there was a new young woman who i had never met before. i asked her name. She said Marikel. I heard Miracle and repeated it back at which she laughed. "Funny", she said, " it is only in these rooms anyone makes that mistake."

You are indeed a Miracle Timber Wolf.

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Charlize

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Congratulations - well done! x

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