Have you or someone close to you ever been in rehab for substance abuse?
Thats some heavy shit man, you have my condolences.
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.
Yep I lost a friend last winter from alcohol as well. Kidney and liver failure.
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.
Combined with other things, but one of my best friends (practically a little sister) was in a residential rehab for about a year
Please stay strong, honey!
I don't know how old you are, but stay strong. And make sure you learn from her mistakes :)
I respect you for making that decision :) the smartest people are the ones who learn from others' mistakes.
So does alcohol, why is that legal?
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.
My sister. 6 years sober. =)
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:
Good job you!! Stay sober :)
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 :)
It's the exact reason I have never had a sip of alcohol in my life or any other highly addictive drug.
Both my parents are drug addicts and alcoholics, have been since before I was born.
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.
Oh my gosh!!! Have you found her? Please update us...
And look how that turned out...
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. :)
A drug addict calling others, weak minded?
Yes, it has a great reputation. Supposed to be the best there is.
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.
What habit did you kick?
Would be easier to deal with the death of their son than deal with a rage filled, depressed, non human, walking dead son.
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
I'm so sorry.
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.
@ magnum and I hope they do die so they are not a drain on society.
Note: Because of her addiction, she lost custody of me when I was an infant. My grandparents raised me. :)
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. :/
My wife's grandpa spent a month at the Betty Ford clinic. He said it was awesome lol.
I'm still in the dark...
It sure is an ongoing battle isn't it?
Mrs black bird. I love you. You brought tears to my eyes.
GOOD FOR YOU!!!!
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.
My husband is 6 years sober this week!
Hang in there, buddy! This, too, shall pass!
Rarely have we seen a person fail ...
Yeah quitters of booze n drugs
Sorry, pinky! Not much for 'collab' here... Pretty much a cold green-blooded hired gun. ;)
Well some of us do...
Well that's not quite fair. There's plenty of people who've kicked a habit after coming to Christ.
Don't blame others for your mistakes. Take personal responsibility and put down the fork. *I'm talking to myself, of course*
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.