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Member Since: 12/10/2009
Last Login: 12/15/2023

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 I have been affected by addicts for over 30 years. I have many friends and family members with all kind of addictions. I have had to deal with it up close and personal. I am here to offer any advice I can give to help make it a little easier on others. I like hearing success stories from addicts and the advice they give on how they're able to stay sober.

This site was created as a place for all of us to come together and discuss our common bond that is addiction. It's amazing to me how you can meet another member on Ask an Addict and how they can have the exact same worries, troubles and issues as yourself and it feels like you've known each other all your life. It's nice to know your not alone.

I would like to say THANK YOU to my wife for always being there for me when I've needed her most. She is also a huge part of making this site what it is. She goes by member name Olivia.

Please help us spread the word about and let's help as many as we can, know they're not alone!

We are all about addiction support.

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  • Alcohol
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  • Smoking

Affected by addicts for over 30 years

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Been back using since last Oct, planning on quiting AGAIN Jan 1, 2013. I am pain killers from a pain clinic.

Posted: 11/26/2012 8:43 AM
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Hello,  Is there a way to send multiple icons of thanks, rather than one at a time?

Posted: 09/09/2011 4:27 PM
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Hi!!!  Happy Labor Day!  When I saw I had a msg. , my first thought, "uh-oh, what did I write that I shouldn't have?" 

I am honored with the title of Lifecoach, and believe me titles don't mean very much to me , I am not easily impressed.  I am telling you this for a reason: I have two graduate degrees, teach college/middle school 8th gr. English, and am part of multiple academic/student groups,  and NONE of it (except the day I passed my comprehensives) made me so proud of myself as reading your message to me, and I mean it.

Academics can not help much with parenting, or addiction. I am book smart, but street stuff- not so smart. (Literature saved my life and it is who I am, the suffering, the art reflecting life business etc. I am accused of having a black heart, but break down when I read books such as Sounder,  Of Mice and Men,Catcher in the Rye etc., watch movies such as American History X and Wuthering Heights etc.

Anyway, can't go there since it is such an enormous area and it is mine to share and keep. My house could burn down, but I feel I have my education and my love of literature. (I got my degrees for me, and only me).

As for this site, it is truly the only thing I believe in enough to log on and read and contribute. (not a computer person, at all).

So I thank you with all my heart and am very proud of myself right now and will always be.

I just know the experience of living with an alcoholic ex, a current hubby in recovery, and an addict daughter stuggling to get back to where she was with life goals and a purpose, and everything I have gone through, and done to help myself get through tough times.

Thanks for reading this, I know you are very busy, but I had to make an impression on how much your words meant to me. Now I have two things, that belong to me, to be proud of.

fondly, sending peace your way,


Posted: 09/05/2011 5:54 AM
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 Hi thank you for this website because just my sponsor and fellowship alone doesn't seem to cut it. I hope that I can get the answers i need from this site rather than just my fellowship. This site should be a very useful tool in my recovery with hard economic times. with which, i am unable to obtain help from a psychiatrist or any other professional help. in the end i pray that this will help further my recovery. God Bless!

Posted: 08/10/2011 8:39 AM
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 hello matt and olivia

thank you for introducing yourself and for doing what you do.  It was so nice and refreshing to hear you give credit to Olivia and that there is hope out there w/respect for ea other.

Posted: 08/08/2011 10:30 AM
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thank you. right now this site is all thats helping me hold on- not my psychiatrist, not my therapist, not the few friends who try to help- but this site. thank you.

Posted: 06/22/2011 9:29 PM
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 thank you for the welcome!

Posted: 05/22/2011 11:45 AM
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Wow Thanks great idea!

Posted: 11/29/2010 4:41 PM
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He is going to a doctor he just met and they prescribed him vicoden and flexiril, he had a previous back injury from 6 years ago.  He also went toa new counselor claiming he suffers panic attacks, however I've never seen him have one and have never seen where he has problems with his back.  Part of me feels bad cause i do love him, but i won't love him to death.

Posted: 09/20/2010 12:13 PM
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It's good to know I can get the truth here.  You have a very good insight into my thinking.  I have the knowledge, you are right about that...I'm smarter than most people, and more stupid than most too. You got me pegged, and that's rare with the people I know. I've got everyone around me fooled, but I don't mean to. I still don't know or really understand one I know has the same one in my family has it...just me and I hide it well.  I hope you can continue to be honest with me I really need that.

Posted: 09/17/2010 11:20 PM

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