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  posted on 4/18/2008 at 03:15 AM
Hello Friends,I just had to say this to my fine people.I had a very bad day today.I have been off of cocaine for almost 5 years.My wife and my 2 year old baby girl have been out of town for 3 days.Truthfully i started smoking pot at about 3 years of sobriety so honestly i only had 3 years.I somehow convinced myself that pot only would be ok.But today the devil grabbed me and would not let go i went through about 500 bucks and i feel like i never stopped.It's the most horrible feeling on earth.I have been living a lie with my sober friends and you guys.I am very blessed i have a wonderful wife and a wonderful daughter and i am scared to death so i called a friend and confessed!I can no longer live a lie.I called my wife too and confessed to her and we cried on the phone for an hour.She has never had any addictions never even smoked a cigarette.God put her in my life for a reason!I am now convinced i cannot even smoke pot.There is nothing wrong with pot as long as you are not an addict.I am.God has been so good to me i am healthy and we have a healthy baby girl!How cool is that.I just wanted to share with you people cause you guys have been very gracious.I am done and now i will start over a new chapter in my life.I am going to make amends to all those people i lied to.I can no longer live a lie it's poison!Thanks for taking the time to read.
 
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  posted on 4/18/2008 at 03:27 AM
Brother hang in there and good luck. I wish I could provide help other than a word of encouragement but I'm not one to be preaching to anybody.

Stay strong for your daughter's sake.

 

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  posted on 4/18/2008 at 04:02 AM
Admitting a problem is the first step to recovery my friend. I am no angel myself. The white stuff will ruin your life though. I've already said a prayer for you. Be honest with your wife on this. I think it will pay off in the long run.

 

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  posted on 4/18/2008 at 04:21 AM
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Admitting a problem is the first step to recovery my friend. I am no angel myself. The white stuff will ruin your life though. I've already said a prayer for you. Be honest with your wife on this. I think it will pay off in the long run.


Thanks bro i told her everything.I was in hell with both eyes open and didn't even know it.And thank you for the prayers.

 

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  posted on 4/18/2008 at 04:56 AM
I don't know you but I will certainly keep you in my positive thoughts and wish you all the best. There's definately alot of support here in this family.

 

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  posted on 4/18/2008 at 05:25 AM
day by day one step at a time dude,,,,,,,,,God bless you

 

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  posted on 4/18/2008 at 05:43 AM
don't be so hard on yourself. so you had a binge and now you feel like **** . stop thinking about yourself and think about your beautiful wife and your little girl. stand up be a man and get over it! much worse things could happen, and you could o.d. and then how would you feel? dead I think. your loved ones need you.

 

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  posted on 4/18/2008 at 05:48 AM
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I don't know you but I will certainly keep you in my positive thoughts and wish you all the best. There's definately alot of support here in this family.


Same here.

 

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  posted on 4/18/2008 at 05:53 AM
Hang in there. The best thing you did was tell your wife. It's hard to do this alone and if you hide this from your loved ones it just makes it worse. Prayers and best wishes to you and your family.

 

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  posted on 4/18/2008 at 06:03 AM
you've said that God has blessed you; it's great to remember where those blessings come from and that he loves us even though we are just ragamuffins, but we are His ragamuffin's. keep your faith and look to the 3 (father, son, & holy spirit) and they will lead you on the correct path.

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  posted on 4/18/2008 at 06:04 AM
hang in there bro'. the good thing is that you have admitted it to yourself and telling others will only make you that much more stronger and determined to stop. i was hooked on it for about 2 years back in the late 70's. since then i have not even had a urge to do it.my prayers are with you and your family.you can do it, dont sell yourself short.

 

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  posted on 4/18/2008 at 06:27 AM
I hope things work out for you and your loved ones. Whenever you get the itch, remember this thread and remember to do the right thing. Stay away from the guys that have the stuff too. Lots of good people to make new friends with.

Like the one poster mentioned, you have a daughter and she needs to be taken care of. If you get busted one way or the other, her life gets very complicated.

[Edited on 4/18/2008 by StratDal]

 

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  posted on 4/18/2008 at 06:49 AM
At the cost of $500, you learned a very powerful lesson, learned you haver a wonderful wife, a wonderful daughter and lots of great people around you. You are very courageous to come out in public like this. You ARE truly blessed. Sharing you experience may also help the people struggling around you.

You obviously have the tools to take care of yourself- well done bro.

 

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  posted on 4/18/2008 at 06:55 AM
Hang in there, bro. You'll be okay. I confess I don't know a lot about addictions and the process to break them, but if something worked for you once, it can work again.

I wish you the best.

Peace.

 

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  posted on 4/18/2008 at 06:57 AM
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I don't know you but I will certainly keep you in my positive thoughts and wish you all the best. There's definately alot of support here in this family.


I agree.

 

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  posted on 4/18/2008 at 08:03 AM
Warren, don't beat yourself up. It's not uncommon for folks who have addictions to relapse. Put it behind you, and work harder to stay straight. Do it for your wife and daughter, but also do it for YOURSELF. And when you feel like you have won their forgiveness, don't forget to forgive yourself. We're behind you all the way.

 

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  posted on 4/18/2008 at 08:09 AM
You take care Warren! I see no denial or blame in your post (which is RARE) so I feel certain you'll be just fine. Love and hugs to you you and your family

 

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  posted on 4/18/2008 at 08:21 AM
Hey Warren, I don't know you but I certainly know some close people to me over the years that walked in your shoes or very similiar. Hang in there. If you need reinforcement you might consider:

http://portaltools.na.org/portaltools/MeetingLoc/

http://www.na.org/basic.htm

I don't know anything about this organization but thought maybe it might be good to have in your back-pocket down the road.

Go forward now and don't look back.

Peace to you and your family

 

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  posted on 4/18/2008 at 08:31 AM
Congratulations Warren.The old 'marijuana maintenance plan',eh?Never seems to work in the long run.I'm an addict myself man.Don't feel too bad,I tried the 'xanax maintenance plan',lasted about a month & a half.A drug is a drug is a drug,and a crutch is a crutch.We have to stay off all mind/mood altering drugs if we really wanna make it.But don't beat yourself up too badly,you made a mistake & you've survived to learn from it.That's all that matters.It's what we do today.We're not defined by our past,we're prepared by it.One day at a time,you never have to feel "the most horrible feeling on earth" again my friend.Stay clean just for today-& guess what?I don't know about you,but every time I wake up in the morning - it's today again!It's a trip! Good luck my friend

 

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  posted on 4/18/2008 at 09:05 AM
Love and Light.

 

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  posted on 4/18/2008 at 09:22 AM
My .02....focus, and focus HARD on how awful you felt at the conclusion. This is the reality, this is the truth. Don't focus on the euphoria that came before. The euphoria is a lie. Focus on the reality, the truth.

Satan will see to it that you have future opportunity to mess up. He sees where we can be got, makes sure we get the chance. Knows where we're the weakest. Remember the truth when he brings opportunity your way. Remember it when you're most vulnerable....when you've been wronged and feel like you got a right, when you're down and feeling sorry for yourself, when misfortune, financial or health issues strike.

And I would keep a picture of your wife and child close by all the time. You are indeed a blessed man.

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  posted on 4/18/2008 at 09:48 AM
Hang in there friendl. Its a tough demon to whip. Just get that mental state you had in your mine that made you stop before. That stuff will make you think its ok to do. Kick that demon out. I am no angel either. I have found myself lately, drinking less beer and smoking less weed.
I do fine myself feeling much better. I thank Susie for that, she has made life for me worth living again. I just keep telling myself what I read in a article about Gregg in what he said.

"Nothing good comes from it"

That sticks in my mind. Helps a lot too.............


Now if I can drop the cigs and lose 50 pounds.



[Edited on 4/18/2008 by rottinpeach]

 

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  posted on 4/18/2008 at 09:53 AM
Prayers of strength and wisdom to you....

 

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  posted on 4/18/2008 at 09:58 AM
Thanks for sharing your story with us, Warren. Don't beat yourself up. You'll be ok. One day at a time, brother.
 

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  posted on 4/18/2008 at 10:01 AM
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It really works and you'll make some great friends as well.

 

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