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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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I  was looking for an answer to a question that  I had and  got and answer, which I am very  glad for. I was searching the web and found this site. Thanks. I will be on to help me..sounds selfish?  I'm sorry , but sometimes just talking helps when lectures don't.

Posted: 08/20/2010 9:10 AM
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Thank you!

Posted: 08/18/2010 10:23 PM
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I appreciate this site,,, it has made a great deal of difference in knowing the truth in just a couple of day's!   I don't know where to go from here however I feel like there is a place to talk about my fears and get some insight from those who know and have been there (here)

Posted: 08/06/2010 12:31 AM
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Thanks so much for the encouragement i am ready for the struggle , been too long on these damn pills Im ready to join the living without the heavy numbing anymore, life is for the living, living all the way not just partially living. Which is what addiction has done to me... hmmm my computer just randomly changes font, its nutz like me, LOL have a great day and I will do my best to get on here, maybe ppl can tell me of their success stories of coming off opiates as on Aug 8th I will be going without my pills Cold Turkey and its not gonna b easy but must be done just the same. Im very happy i have what it takes still to make a positive decision that has always been the hardest part for me but once i make it, Its a done deal cuz i am a tough cookie and want it very badly.. Im taking my 12 yr cake sat nite for alcohol and then the next day is my first day without the pills :-) Nikky, have a great day everyone

Posted: 08/04/2010 5:38 PM
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 Thank you for starting this site.  When was it started?  

Posted: 07/23/2010 1:07 AM
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i appreciate your enormous effort regarding this site.  it not only gives me hope and inspiration, but allows me to share my story and advice.  you are a wise and generous man.

Posted: 07/03/2010 3:49 PM
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thanks for advice my son is 21 and lives with his dad if you call it that he hardly ever goes there only to shower etc. He is working and is always broke he told me I will know he is sober because he will have money so we shall see. I only in 3yrs saw him high once it was very scary he kept nodding off while talking to me. Just within 2 weeks he has admitted he is still been using the last year almost everyday I thought he was clean I feel like a fool. Not sure what to look for beside him having money.

Posted: 06/20/2010 10:09 PM
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Hey Matt:) juss thought i would stop by and say HELLO:) Have a great week!!!!

Posted: 06/13/2010 7:04 PM
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     Hey Matt. I just checked out your photo alblums and I have to say, pretty good looking crew there buddy! Your youngest looks about how I feel most times, and your wife is absolutely beautiful. What's she doing with you? Kidding! Just Kidding!! I'm going to try to get some pics of me and mine on my profile tomorrow. I may have to beg you to walk me through it, but you are right, it is nice to be able to put faces with names. Thanks for everything.

Posted: 05/21/2010 12:33 AM
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What is/was your drug of choice?

Posted: 03/24/2010 4:49 PM
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Thanks, it felt so good getting all of that out and knowing that SOMEONE would read it, even if its not my addict. I cried my eyes out writing it. But letting all that out helped me to realize that I do have options. I am the only one in charge of my life, no one else. :)

Posted: 02/26/2010 10:46 AM
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Have a great day, Matt!

Posted: 02/24/2010 9:18 AM
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