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Sorry I have been away so long

Got my own addiction under control for almost 7 years now and stopped visiting this website because I had detached from the lifestyle of doing opiates. I even moved out of my old city to get away from my dope buddies and did all I could to stay clean. Saturday I buried my nephew who died of an O D at 26. He was my favorite and the closest thing to a son I will ever have. I am now back to help if I am welcome. I turned my back on AaA because I felt I was healed and truthfully as a full blown recovering addict it was hard to keep mired in the **** that goes with this disease. If I can help, I will. I will not pull punches but tell my truth. My nephew died and I could not help him. I loved the kid like no one else. 

Jack

Posted: 01/30/2018 8:10 PM

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I posted his obit in confessions, I guess it is mine. I failed as an uncle, could not save him. I may be able to help someone else but I will be hard and tell my truth. 

Posted: 01/30/2018 8:53 PM

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Hi Jack,

I figured this was you.  You have been missed, and worried about.  I am so very glad you have maintained sso a few months ago.briety, and I am heartbroken that you are sufferineg the loss of your beloved nephew.

Thank you for returning.  I check in every once in a while, as do some of the old crowd.  Our lives have taken turns none of us imagined. As for me and my addict...at this time she is age 30, and has been on methadone for 6 months.  This is the longest period of mostly sober she has seen in the last 12 years. She had a bit of relapse after wrist surgery. Once again, after surgery, the pain pills were pushed on her, legally.  4 times she told the nurse, please I do not want opiates.  four times the nurse agrued with her, and eventually my daughter acquiesed, and a week later was abusing.  I and her bf confronted her and she chose to stop.  She adopted a dog, that she totally dotes on, and is my daughter once again.  I am grateful each and every time I see her.  My prodigal child has returned to me.

Posted: 03/15/2018 11:36 PM

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Sorry about your nephew Jack. We're also here for you if you need to chat. 

Posted: 03/23/2018 11:59 AM

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