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Show Of Hands December 11th, 2012 12:00am

Have you or someone close to you ever been in rehab for substance abuse?

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satiricalnick meh
12/17/12 5:15 pm

Thats some heavy shit man, you have my condolences.

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anonymous0 Nevada
12/17/12 4:51 am

I disagree w idea, 'just don't do the hard drugs'.. I think this depends on whether one has an addictive personality or not. It's easy to justify and substitute one for another, and have the next vice control the life of an addict. Besides, alcohol can kill.. My friend died of cirrhosis.

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anonymous0 Nevada
12/17/12 4:44 am

Yep I lost a friend last winter from alcohol as well. Kidney and liver failure.

anonymous0 Nevada
12/17/12 1:05 am

My friend was going in and out. The last time she relapsed, she called me sounded happy.. However, she didn't tell me she was drinking again, or that her doctor told her her kidneys and liver was failing from drinking. Couple of weeks later, she was found dead.

anonymous0 Nevada
12/17/12 1:05 am

My friend was going in and out. The last time she relapsed, she called me sounded happy.. However, she didn't tell me she was drinking again, or that her doctor told her her kidneys and liver was failing from drinking. Couple of weeks later, she was found dead.

kgirl1992
12/16/12 9:29 pm

Combined with other things, but one of my best friends (practically a little sister) was in a residential rehab for about a year

JennaF sunflower state of mind
12/15/12 11:52 pm

I don't know how old you are, but stay strong. And make sure you learn from her mistakes :)

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JennaF sunflower state of mind
12/15/12 11:50 pm

I respect you for making that decision :) the smartest people are the ones who learn from others' mistakes.

satiricalnick meh
12/15/12 4:45 am

So does alcohol, why is that legal?

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munkey? SilentMunkey
12/14/12 9:39 am

I like LSD. I do not think it should be legal though. It will not kill you but it doesn't mean you won't kill someone or yourself while using it. It is an unpredictable experience.

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munkey? SilentMunkey
12/14/12 9:38 am

My sister. 6 years sober. =)

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satiricalnick meh
12/13/12 12:28 pm

LSD, since it is non addictive, and is almost impossible to over dose on, should be made legal. I need only cite this graph from wikipedia:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Drug_danger_and_dependence.svg

Discuss.

valeriejo ramble on
12/13/12 7:49 am

Yes my brother! He was a pretty big f$&@ up in his younger days.. And now he's way more successful than me or pretty much anyone in my family for that matter. I'm very proud of him :)

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LucentInsanity Seattle
12/12/12 11:50 pm

It's the exact reason I have never had a sip of alcohol in my life or any other highly addictive drug.

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LucentInsanity Seattle
12/12/12 11:49 pm

Both my parents are drug addicts and alcoholics, have been since before I was born.

Grocker
12/12/12 6:40 pm

My spouse and I met in an outpatient program, back in the late 80s. Not sure either of us could have been with a non-addict, since they think so differently. Both of us have been clean over 20 years. Good stuff.

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niteowl Hold Fast
12/12/12 6:31 pm

Oh my gosh!!! Have you found her? Please update us...

niteowl Hold Fast
12/12/12 6:24 pm

And look how that turned out...

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kaik12 Twin Cities, MN
12/12/12 2:59 pm

My dad went to treatment for a month for alcoholism. He'll be 3 years sober in February. :) I couldn't be more proud of him, and I've never seen him happier. :)

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EarlyBird Portland
12/12/12 11:10 am

A drug addict calling others, weak minded?

Wow!

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EarlyBird Portland
12/12/12 11:01 am

Yes, it has a great reputation. Supposed to be the best there is.

jms in the middle of Nowhere
12/12/12 9:44 am

Our niece. Several times. She gets out, goes back to the old "friends" and she's right back to it. She spent 3 years in prison. She got pregnant right after getting out this summer and has been clean so far. I hope she stays clean. We might adopt the baby if she can't.

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Itabliss Hello
12/12/12 9:13 am

Would be easier to deal with the death of their son than deal with a rage filled, depressed, non human, walking dead son.

Itabliss Hello
12/12/12 9:12 am

Yes, my brother has been in and out of rehab and jail several times. He started using OxyContin when he was a young teen. Now he's 24. Lives with my parents. He's clean and has been for a couple years now. He's on suboxin. It's really sad. I've wished he was dead before simply because I think it

HalfDozenMama in my scrapbook room
12/12/12 7:00 am

Suboxone is a newer Rx med to treat opiate addiction. The 'new improved methadone' to say it simply. Opiate withdrawal was the WORST physical thing I ever experienced- more painful than childbirth or surgery. Suboxone helped me physically so I could get better mentally.

esp Warwick RI
12/12/12 5:31 am

@ magnum and I hope they do die so they are not a drain on society.

krys
12/12/12 12:31 am

Note: Because of her addiction, she lost custody of me when I was an infant. My grandparents raised me. :)

krys
12/12/12 12:30 am

My mother gets on crack on and off. Been to prison once and rehab many times. She's been clean for a couple weeks now but I doubt it will last. It never does. Sigh. She lives on the streets and trades her body for them. Such is her way of life. :/

twotired
12/12/12 12:11 am

My wife's grandpa spent a month at the Betty Ford clinic. He said it was awesome lol.

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JanuaryLove
12/11/12 11:00 pm

I'm still in the dark...

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
12/11/12 10:55 pm

It sure is an ongoing battle isn't it?

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
12/11/12 10:53 pm

Mrs black bird. I love you. You brought tears to my eyes.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
12/11/12 10:50 pm

GOOD FOR YOU!!!!

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
12/11/12 10:48 pm

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icytoes the tepid north
12/11/12 10:31 pm

I know it's popular to call it a disease now, but my husband (ex-multiple drug & alcohol abuser) would beg to differ. It infuriates him to hear it.

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icytoes the tepid north
12/11/12 10:27 pm

My husband is 6 years sober this week!

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MrWolfe Nashville
12/11/12 10:07 pm

Hang in there, buddy! This, too, shall pass!

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JDoe Its a gift
12/11/12 10:01 pm

Rarely have we seen a person fail ...

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dabrat East Coast
12/11/12 10:00 pm

Yeah quitters of booze n drugs

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MrWolfe Nashville
12/11/12 9:53 pm

Sorry, pinky! Not much for 'collab' here... Pretty much a cold green-blooded hired gun. ;)

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
12/11/12 9:38 pm

Well that's not quite fair. There's plenty of people who've kicked a habit after coming to Christ.

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
12/11/12 9:31 pm

Don't blame others for your mistakes. Take personal responsibility and put down the fork. *I'm talking to myself, of course*

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
12/11/12 9:28 pm

It's not a disease. It's an addiction. An addiction is an urge (which can be very strong and/or very harmful), and can be resisted, but certain people find it harder to resist certain things than others. It's not trivial, to be sure. But to call it a disease is inaccurate.

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