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It is important to realize that our own perceptions well be altered by addiction; the road to true self-awareness requires listening what is said by others who know us, particularly if the also hope for the best for us. With that in mind, please post if you have family members or other close friends with addictions.

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 Post subject: My brother
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:50 pm 
My brother has been dead for two years today, please help me through today everyone! My mother gave my brother heroin at just 18 years old... & It took his life 8 years later. How do you heal from something like that?

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 Post subject: Suicide Isn’t Painless
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:36 pm 
Hey Guys,

It’s been a helluva year, all of it leading into what felt like a pretty good Christmas event with my immediate family, and my wife’s nearby parents and siblings. I was off work through the 27th, but ended up taking a fourth day off after receiving some heavy news on Wednesday night.

For those who don’t know, I’m type II bipolar, a condition I inherited from my mother, who is decidedly more severe ...

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 Post subject: Forgiveness: Yours And Theirs
PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:53 am 
Addiction makes monsters of us all. I’m no exception. Though I’m what I would describe as a “white collar” junkie—I only ever abused prescription drugs, none of the street stuff—the behaviors I built around maintaining that lifestyle were no different in their particulars than someone who went on a six year heroin bender. If you’re going to give it all up, there’s a lot of forgiveness that has to go along with that.

Since my ...

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 Post subject: Oh, For The Love Of God...
PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:48 pm 
I just posted in the Freestyle board, alluding to the ever more apparent fact that I am losing my shit. No, I’m neither using nor abusing, I’m just exiting one state of crisis into another and have emerged from the cocoon of my own shame as some kind of mutant self hating moth.

My wife, whom I’ve described in other posts, got very up in my face about posting here. She doesn’t understand why addicts ...

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 Post subject: The Straw That Breaks The Camel’s Back
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:03 pm 
I assume that most of us come to this forum because we’re prescribed Suboxone (or similar) for opiate addiction. And as addicts, I’m going to assume that we’ve all wrestled with trust issues over years; our own trust of others, but more importantly, the trust others have in us.

Guys, I’ve blown it. Time and again, I’ve violated my wife’s trust in the service of my own selfish desire to protect access to my drug ...

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 Post subject: Dysfunctional Disabled Family Life
PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:51 pm 
I posted some about this in the Scorn Flakes thread, and not to beat this dead horse any further, but I wanted to see if anyone had some perspective on managing the quasi-disability that is addiction with other disabled members of the household.

My wife has been self diagnosed with fybromyalgia. That is, she believes, the closest name for what she suffers, which in general are debilitating aches and pains and a complete inability to ...

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 Post subject: Scorn Flakes
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:38 am 
I’ve mentioned some of this in passing in previous posts to other threads, but in regards to my family dynamic post addiction treatment, things...Things could be better.

In late 2014, my wife was diagnosed with late stage thyroid cancer. We got treatment in February of 2015, and as of now, she’s in remission, albeit, sans thyroid. About six months after her thyroidectomy, I came clean with her about my Norco abuse. It rocked our marriage ...

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 Post subject: Another statistic hits close to home -
PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:50 pm 
A close friend of mine that I've known since we were teenagers was looking forward to her daughter's wedding coming up. Her daughter was so happy to finally have found her lifelong partner. The arrangements were made and the ceremony was on everyone's calendar. Then I noticed frantic calls for prayer and positive thoughts on Facebook. Her fiance was in the hospital and clinging to life. What could have happened when everything was going so ...

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 Post subject: New life advice!!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:58 pm 
Hi all, :lol:

I am an user, but I am now on a new journey! Very excited for what the world has in store for me now. I recently had my world rocked and now know that it is now my time.

I am going to be turning to suboxone. I live in the Michigan area and have heard about this program called Workit Health. they are ...

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 Post subject: talking with subs in your mouth
PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:47 am 
My wife hates when I do this. It's not polite to use the "R" word anymore when referring
to the developmentally challenged, but that's the word my wife uses anyway. :D
We've been together since August 8, 1988. It's an easy date to remember. 8/8/88
Politeness went out the window shortly thereafter.

'You sound like a (insert "R" word), my wife complains, when I try to ...

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