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    Allright, this is pretty cool..haven't posted in over 15 months, went through a long battle with alcoholism-depression, detoxes, a year in a halfway house, managed to keep my job in the FD thanks to progressive managers and the grace of God and feel it is time to start posting again. Never posted sober before, it's kinda scary..Nice to see some faimiliar names and new ones. I promise maybe to be a gentler,kinder observer of these forums..let the fun begin-Wags. Oh-if I can be of any service to brothers who are experiencing similar issues feel free to IM me, "We can't keep what we have unless we give it away".


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    Glad things got worked out. In 15 months things haven't gotten kinder and gentler here but you can still find a few good eggs in the batch. Good luck.

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    Congratulations on successfully battling your demons. It takes a lot of guts to come on here and share such personal details. Good luck in your quest to stay sober.

    As to your new attitude on the forums, actions speak louder than words. I'll give you the benefit of doubt for now ....
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    Thanks Bro's: My new goal in life is not about Walt, it is to share the hope and strength I have recieved to overcome an addiction that wants to steal, cheat and lie. I wish there was a forum to fellowship with those who struggle with addiction. In the meanwhile, anyone who wants freedom and hope please talk to me. I know the misery of this addiction, I know who it is who can make us free. Please....."Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify God which is in Heaven" Mt 5:17.

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    Congratulations on your recovery.. it takes guts to admit it on a public forum.
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    Awesome!!!! Thanks for sharing.
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    Congratulations and Good Luck. If you start to have problems, theres more than a few scattered here who could and would probably help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wag11c View Post
    I wish there was a forum to fellowship with those who struggle with addiction.

    There is:

    www.soberrecovery.com

    And kudos on having the cajones to admit to such a struggle, as well as the backbone to keep going with your recovery.

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    Congratulations and Good Luck. If you start to have problems, theres more than a few scattered here who could and would probably help.

    Count me in......... I haven't "Been There" but I've worked with a few who have. Need to talk? Shoot me a PM 24/7 Good Luck and God Bless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    Count me in......... I haven't "Been There" but I've worked with a few who have. Need to talk? Shoot me a PM 24/7 Good Luck and God Bless.
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    Bryan.......Harve RULES !!!!!!!!! Wags welcome back. I just have one question ............how did you remember your password ?
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    Glad you got your life straightened around, good job. Takes a strong person with a lot of guts to publicly admit that.

    I wish you luck bro, stay strong.
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    It takes a lot of courage and strength of character to admit that you had a problem and to take the steps needed for recovery. Congratulations and good luck to you.
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