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Hi Secrets,

Happy New Year!! It is wonderful to be clean, isn't it? Staying clean for a major party holiday is often not easy - but you did it :)

Now, it's time to look back a bit...

Honesty is one of those things that doesn't come easy for an addict. Our minds play these little tricks on us that can make our head spin. One of the hardest things I went through (when I was abusing Oxy's/percocet) was being honest with myself. So many times, I said "I'm fine, I'm not addicted, my doctor gave these to me." Looking back, I was addicted right from that very first percocet. I didn't 'realize' this until two years later! Sounds crazy, doesn't it?

Talk, talk, talk. Tell someone how you feel, at least once a day. Even if you feel fine, no cravings or thoughts of using. It is important for us addicts to be consistent.

Dig deep down into your soul, ask yourself how 'the addict in you' is feeling today, and don't ever be ashamed to admit (to yourself and to others) that you have cravings or are thinking of using. It's normal, it happens...done!

Congratulations on being clean - you are a wonderful person Secrets, don't ever forget that. You have helped SO many people on this board, including me so don't be afraid to ask for some of that 'goodness' back :)

With admiration,
Love emsmom

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