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Message 166 of 169 (799320)
02-09-2017 7:43 AM
Reply to: Message 165 by Phat
02-09-2017 3:57 AM


Re: Day 206.
All I know is that I am in a marathon. This is not a sprint. I could be in therapy for years. Stay tuned....

If you need a water break or a food stop we are here


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Message 167 of 169 (800100)
02-20-2017 1:49 AM


Day 218--At least I'm not feeling as depressed
The recovery process is slow and frustrating, as is reality. For much of my life I lived in fantasy---as does much of the United States.
  • What doesa it mean to be "great again"? Are we yearning for our youth?

    US News & World Report writes:

    Addiction is America's most neglected disease. According to a Columbia University study, "40 million Americans age 12 and over meet the clinical criteria for addiction involving nicotine, alcohol or other drugs." That's more Americans than those with heart disease, diabetes or cancer. An estimated additional 80 million people in this country are "risky substance users," meaning that while not addicted, they "use tobacco, alcohol and other drugs in ways that threaten public health and safety." The costs to government coffers alone (not including family, out of pocket and private insurance costs) exceed $468 billion annually.

    What about my own finances? Well...despite being unemployed for 5 months last year, I ended the year out of debt and ahead.

    This year is also good so far. Rather than spending $400.00 a month I am saving it.

    I see the counselor again on Thursday...will give an update then.


    Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. –RC Sproul
    "A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." –Mark Twain "
    ~"If that's not sufficient for you go soak your head."~Faith
    Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.~Proverbs 28:26

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    Message 168 of 169 (800133)
    02-20-2017 9:07 AM
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    02-20-2017 1:49 AM


    Re: Day 218--At least I'm not feeling as depressed
    I probably speak for a lot of your friends here, I am very proud of you. I know a few people with addiction issues. Addiction to cigarettes killed my mother. Addiction, especially the socially acceptable ones; drinking, smoking, gambling; are very insidious because society makes it extremely easy to feed the addiction.

    Keep it up.


    Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

    "God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.


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    Message 169 of 169 (800134)
    02-20-2017 9:09 AM


    Keep on keeping on.

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