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i'm starting this thread for all of us addicts here on the board. be it drugs, alcohol, nicotine(all forms). you name it and you can find support here. i'm always willing to lend a hand, or an ear.

let me start out by telling you alittle about myself. for those of you who havent heard my story. my name is vincent and I AM AN ADDICT. i quit using drugs in 95, alcohol in 99, and i quit smoking just 3 months ago. healing is an on going process that never ends. i wake up each day and i look at my family and i think, without sobriety i would have none of this. without my health i will be unable to keep any of this. they are my rock, and i am thankful every minute of everyday for them.

i'm a meth junkie, a drug addict, an alcoholic, a smoker, and a dipper. i have been involved with the N/A program since febuary 3rd 1999. i've attended A/A groups when i couldnt find an N/A meeting. we addicts need to stick together. its says right in the slogan."MY GRATITUDE SPEAKS, WHEN I CARE AND WHEN I SHARE WITH OTHERS." i am here to lend support to anyperson who wants to clean up any or all parts of their life. no judgement. this board is already anonomous so that is not a concern.

please feel free to join me here anytime you want support, or you want to support others. if you have something you want to get off your chest, or you want to ask a question.this thread is for addicts, but family members of addicts are welcome, as are friens of addicts. our addiction affects all around us, and we are lucky to have anyone in our lives to care enough that they would seek out information about our problem.

while the "rooms of bill' do say you need to find "god", they dont preach religion. i find this very important. they also use the term "higher power" very often. this is a term i like. i wont ask you not to speak of religion, but i will ask you not to preach because i dont want to turn this into a religious issue. one of the most important things i learned in the rooms was this. "RELIGION IS FOR THOSE AFRAID OF HELL, SPIRITUALITY IS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LIVED THROUGH IT." we as addicts, be it alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs have lived through some form of hell.

for many people sobriety is a major concern in everyday life, and in a post SHTF world. so this is a very important and very personal issue to many.

in closing of this invitation for you to join me i ask this. no flaming, no trolls, and no disrespect. if you have an issue with any of these PM me and i will be happy to discuss it with you.

take it easy, and remember to take it one day at a time.
thanx-vincent
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Im glad you didn't call it a "diease".
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Congrats and good luck with the kick. I hope you have a long, happy life.
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Good on you vince.

I am a self proclaimed un-addict, an un-smoker if you will. i refuse to be cowed by the idea of being controlled for life - I would never dream of taking another puff of nicotine, having managed to drag myself out of that muddy bear pit that is the smoking trap there's no way I'm setting foot anywhere near it again!

It's good not to be broke, it's good not to be a paraiah and it's good not to feel a twinge in my chest and wonder if I have lung cancer. Also I think I'm calmer. heh.

I think one of the things I have almost forgotten is how guilty I used to feel, and what a sellout I was. That money for cigarettes had to come from somewhere. I think i started to realise how bad the addiction was when I thought one day that if I had no money for chocolate or chippies or milk I would simply say 'okay, none till payday'. - but cigarettes? I was getting them on my mastercard. there's no way I would get bread or milk on my mastercard. so why the cigarettes?

I think that's when the light started to go on in my brain. It wasn't something I was doing for my own sake, it was something that was being done to me against what would normally be my will. heh.
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i'm starting this thread for all of us addicts here on the board. be it drugs, alcohol, nicotine(all forms). you name it and you can find support here. i'm always willing to lend a hand, or an ear.

let me start out by telling you alittle about myself. for those of you who havent heard my story. my name is vincent and I AM AN ADDICT. i quit using drugs in 95, alcohol in 99, and i quit smoking just 3 months ago. healing is an on going process that never ends. i wake up each day and i look at my family and i think, without sobriety i would have none of this. without my health i will be unable to keep any of this. they are my rock, and i am thankful every minute of everyday for them.

i'm a meth junkie, a drug addict, an alcoholic, a smoker, and a dipper. i have been involved with the N/A program since febuary 3rd 1999. i've attended A/A groups when i couldnt find an N/A meeting. we addicts need to stick together. its says right in the slogan."MY GRATITUDE SPEAKS, WHEN I CARE AND WHEN I SHARE WITH OTHERS." i am here to lend support to anyperson who wants to clean up any or all parts of their life. no judgement. this board is already anonomous so that is not a concern.

please feel free to join me here anytime you want support, or you want to support others. if you have something you want to get off your chest, or you want to ask a question.this thread is for addicts, but family members of addicts are welcome, as are friens of addicts. our addiction affects all around us, and we are lucky to have anyone in our lives to care enough that they would seek out information about our problem.

while the "rooms of bill' do say you need to find "god", they dont preach religion. i find this very important. they also use the term "higher power" very often. this is a term i like. i wont ask you not to speak of religion, but i will ask you not to preach because i dont want to turn this into a religious issue. one of the most important things i learned in the rooms was this. "RELIGION IS FOR THOSE AFRAID OF HELL, SPIRITUALITY IS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LIVED THROUGH IT." we as addicts, be it alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs have lived through some form of hell.

for many people sobriety is a major concern in everyday life, and in a post SHTF world. so this is a very important and very personal issue to many.

in closing of this invitation for you to join me i ask this. no flaming, no trolls, and no disrespect. if you have an issue with any of these PM me and i will be happy to discuss it with you.

take it easy, and remember to take it one day at a time.
thanx-vincent


i am a recovering alcoholic 4yrs 9 months and still a drug addict/junky in need of a miracle also a chronic pain patient,,,,still trying to maintain a pain relief sched,,,need to try harder....good luck to those like me..
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I wish you all the best in your recovery, Vincent.
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i'm glad to see some of you have already found this thread, and i look forward to more. some have chosen to PM me directly rather then post on the thread. for those that already have, and those in the future who dont want to be public about and question or comment, please feel welome to PM me. i'm glad to hear from all.

keep it up ya'all
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hmmmm seems like good advice
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a woman walks in to my parts dept, and stops at my counter. she sets her keys on the counter and low and behold she has a white "chip" or day one key chain on her key ring. its been there so long that the only reason i recognized it was it still said WELCOME on it. everything else was warn off. i carry my 10 year chip in my pocket, but i know i have a one day key tag somewhere. that was realy cool to see someone with one that worn out and still carrying it. i think i carried my 1 day for the first year, then when i got my metal chip i carried that. when i got my 2 year metal chip i drilled a hole in it. its still on my keys after 10 years, although a bit worse for ware.

but it got me thinking. first days are hard, and we should all look back from time to time and remember where we came from, and be proud of where we are today. weather you have 12 years, 25 years , or 2 days. that first day was for most the hardest. congrats to all of us.
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I can tell that alot of recovery people would be preppers. More money in our pockets, more time on our hands, imagination, and need of a hobby.
Well that is my case.
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I was previously addicted to chewing tobacco and have been tobacco free for 15 years now. Red Man, Brown & Williamson and the most addictive was Copenhagen. I was told tobacco is more addictive than cocaine, I will never know, but I do know I'll never touch the stuff again.
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you're awesome vinnie
spent 09/10 on pills
decided this yr was time make serious effort......
it been a great (mostly) pill free year thus far!
God is good....all the time.
(i feel great too by the way...no more mean, sluggish icky foggy..))
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I tip my hat to all of you who have kicked your habit. I have seen addiction from the "other side", as the son of an alcoholic. The greatest gift my dad ever gave me was his sobriety. It takes balls to admit you have a problem and otherworldly will power to beat it.

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admiral nelson- good for you. dip and cigarettes were super hard for me. when i kicked meth it was hard, and alcohol was super tuff, but nicotine was the one that i really really battle with all the time. not only is it as addictive as heroin(some say), but its everywhere. its in your face all the time. and up until; recently it was 100% acceptable. good for you and welcome to the "quiters club"
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becky darlin', pills are a toughy, espesially if you have pain and your trying to deal with it. DR's just keep handing out 'scripts to mask pain, and they dont deal with the cause. this causes more problems. you have done the right thing. keep it up. we got your back baby!
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sqd5driver- i applaud you. i too was a child of an addict, and it ran in my family before my father. im glad to hear you didnt go down the same path. stand by your father, and tell him you are proud of him. sometimes we need to hear the words.
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Hi VINCENT,
Nice to know about you and quitting drugs.
Could you share how you quit smoking in just 3 months. It would be helpful for those who are trying or searching to quit smoking.
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