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Offline Pricho01

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What addiction?
« on: January 12, 2013, 11:25:41 PM »
Hi - its been a long time since I have been on this site cause I have been beating that damn addiction and I just wanted to say that I have been successful!

4 months now and stronger every day.

Thanks to everyone who wrote positive encouraging words to me!

Dear Optimist, Pessimist, and Realist, While you guys were busy arguing about the glass of water, I drank it! Sincerely, The Opportunist

Offline thunter34

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Re: What addiction?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2013, 11:45:04 PM »
Hey!  I wasn't around for the time you posted, so I just did a little back digging...

Congratulations on the steps you've taken to get a handle on the meth thing.

That's a tough one to tackle - especially, it seems,  when dealing with it in injectable form. 

I wish you the absolute best for your continued success.

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Offline Jmarksto

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Re: What addiction?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2013, 12:35:15 AM »
Congratulations on your hard work!

Keep doing what is working and hang in there.

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Offline tednlou2

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Re: What addiction?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2013, 01:07:44 AM »
Great news.  I have no experience with meth, but have heard friends say it was very hard to stop.  One friend got off it, but he's not the same person he was prior to using.  I don't mean the way people change going through an addiction and being changed by it.  His personality is totally different.  It is like talking with a stranger.  I think the drug messed up his mind terribly.  It really is like he suffered brain damage, as we hear docs on the news say.

All the best to you for continued health. 

Offline BT65

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Re: What addiction?
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2013, 06:06:22 AM »
Huge congrats on the recovery from meth.  It is an extremely hard drug to put down due to how it is processed by the brain.  We all know the explanation of dopamine being released by the "pleasure center" in the brain.  When meth is used, twice as much is released from other processes in the brain, which is what makes it so hard to put down.

Great job, keep it up!
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Offline redrobot

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Re: What addiction?
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2013, 06:43:17 AM »
It's a huge battle but it gets easier with time.

Good job in Europe we hardly ever hear about Meth.
The only meth we get here is methadone hehe.

Anyway, your demons will try to get the better of you from time to time. You just have to be strong and keep busy. Keeping your mind busy is a great way to detract the demons.

Take care.

Offline Denver Toad

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Re: What addiction?
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2013, 01:24:57 PM »
I don't think I've ever smiled this much after reading a post.

Thank you for sharing this, it's good for me to remember the challenges of new found sobriety and again be touched by the enthusiasm of a brother four months clean.

I'm proud of you Phil, just for today, stay clean.

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Offline Pricho01

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Re: What addiction?
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2013, 01:37:16 AM »
Thanks you guys rock! I have a life again.... I start part time work next month and plan on finishing my degree mid this year. Who would have thought?  Not me! But here I am..... again thanks! I'm happy n content..... love to u all for your openness and acceptance! Phil xxx
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Offline OneTampa

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Re: What addiction?
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2013, 08:50:02 PM »
Congratulations on your new found strength and recovery!

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