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Old 01-06-2019, 08:36 AM
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Wow! That’s a lot to take in. Stay strong. I wish you the best.
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Old 01-06-2019, 09:03 AM
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hey brett ,stay stong and thanx for your story. my son went through the same thing as you and now at 25 he does have a drink once in a while and I worry about. him . I myself am no angel when it comes to drinking and am probably a very bad example to him as we never really talk anymore. in my younger college years and well into my 30s , I was a user myself . back then the drugs were not as addictive . so I consider myself very lucky .. hang in there my friend as your family loves you
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Old 01-06-2019, 10:26 AM
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Brett, thank you for sharing your story, it takes a truly humble man to do that. Humility is one of the one of the most difficult traits to learn and even harder to apply to your life, but it speaks volumes to a mans character.

Although not drugs or alcohol, I have struggled with addiction In the past. I used to have a hard time taking it “one day at a time” because I never knew what the rest of the day would hold for me. I started to take it one temptation at a time which helped me immensely, and still does.

Wishing you you all the best brother. Praying for you now and will continue in the future. As you said there is no shame in getting better, and if your story helps someone else I would say there is great pride to be had in your humility, if that makes any sense at all. God bless.

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Old 01-06-2019, 10:32 AM
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Wow.

Thank you for sharing your story and the guts to put it out there.

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Old 01-06-2019, 10:41 AM
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no big shots no little shots one shot and were all shot 6 years for me nearly everyday i spend the hour in a meeting and it works hope you can stay on track god bless
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Old 01-06-2019, 10:52 AM
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A lot of us on here have addictions,problems,troubles,and it helps us all to see someone fighting back. Stay strong and keep it up.
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:07 AM
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Damn man, I got choked up reading your story. Stick with your recovery no matter how hard it is, I can't imagine how much will power it takes. You are a hell of a person to admit what you went through. I think the hardest thing is the embarrassment and shame to admit to your family that you have a problem. Unfortunately I think that is the biggest reason people do not seek help and rehabilitation.

So many in my family were alcoholics and I was on the same path. I have 2 brothers and one is an alcoholic and one isn't, it's in the family genes. I got to the point where I was hiding booze thinking nobody noticed. I blamed everything and everyone as an excuse to why I drank. That was 10+ years ago and I can have a beer now and then and stop. I don't know what changed in my mind or body that made me quit, likely it was divine intervention from prayer.

Thanks for sharing your story, maybe it will help someone else decide to get help.
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:11 AM
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As others have said, that takes some guts to lay it all out there. I’m glad your are heading down the road to recovery. It sounds like you have a very awesome wife and kids. It’s pretty easy just to say “ the hell with this guy” and move on. She’s a keeper. Always here to listen and talk if you’d like. Chris
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:20 AM
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I'm curious if you're still in physical pain from your injuries and what you're doing to mitigate that pain, if so.

It's amazing how many normal, well adjusted, successful people who have injuries that require pain meds (legitimately) that end up addicted to the meds that are meant to help them.
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:24 AM
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I still have some spinal pain but the worst thing I have is neuropathy in my feet from the diabetes. It feels like I am getting electric shocked 24 hours a day. I won't even take Lyrica due to my fear of relapse. I just suffer through it and remember the pain of losing my family. That fucking really hurt, 24 hours a day!!!!
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Watched my dad be destroyed by prescription pain medication. Had the world by the tail when it started. We lost him several years ago. The impact it made and left on my mom, brother and I was truly life altering. We all avoid pain killers with a vengeance yet know sometimes they are necessary. Lost my mom to cancer and watched her only take Tylenol and Ibuprofen till pain became unbearable.

Brett, I have witnessed the challenges you face and my prayers are that you be diligent and never forget. Have many friends you can lean on. Not the fair weather or the "it's ok" friends but the ones who will give you no slack. Tough friends that love you enough to not hold back.

I miss my dad dearly and it took several years for my anger to subside. I will always wonder if there was more I could have done? So many trips to rehab and family sessions. Yet I know deep down its an internal battle that no one can fight but you. Support is a must but the drive to win comes from within you.

God Bless and provide you with EVERYTHING you need to continue down this successful road you are on.
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:49 AM
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The feelings you have regarding your dad are part of the motivation for me. My boys were devastated and were prepared for my death. When I entered treatment I told them that I was not going anywhere. I dont discuss the long term prospects because i dont want them to worry. I just put one foot in front of the other every day. They have felt the pain of addiction and hopefully they will keep it in the front of their minds if ever contemplating using.
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Make you’re family the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, they are what’s important. My brother has been gone 2 years and 2 months. At 40 found dead. Stay strong and love ur family every minute you have
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:59 AM
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Damn Chedny, that is a bummer.
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:06 PM
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I have seen this disease take down professionals to home less. In my career I have seen it take down at least four officers, two that I knew very well and I would have never thought they would fall victim. This disease knows no boundaries, it takes a very strong willed person to beat it, and a huge support system. All the best to you, it sounds like you have the ingredients necessary to be successful.. Stay strong, and keep your eye on the long term goals.
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:19 PM
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I admire you for your honesty and willingness to share this with us. Praying for you and your family.
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:20 PM
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I think you should be prescribed some sex and rock-n-roll, since you've already had your fill of drugs.
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Old 01-06-2019, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by burningdaylight View Post
I think you should be prescribed some sex and rock-n-roll, since you've already had your fill of drugs.
I'll put my earbuds in and chase my wife around the house!. She'll probably call the police!!
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Old 01-06-2019, 01:52 PM
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Brett - You've got to keep trying. Lost a good friend 2 years ago. He taught me everything I knew about boats and offshore fishing. Was a real popular, successful guy, a badass, and the life of the party. He used to always say that if he had any musical ability, he could be a Rock Star because he sure could live the lifestyle. He couldn't break the habit. His marriage was in shambles, his kids didn't care to see him anymore, his career was sinking fast. He was found dead in his hotel room - broke and alone.
I miss him every day. You've got to keep trying. Don't let it make a waste of your life.
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Old 01-06-2019, 02:00 PM
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How are the kids after the crash?

Did I understand correctly that you used the Florida place as a party house? If so, sell it. You'll have some cash in your pocket and the temptation will be gone. When you're back on your feet, buy a house on the other (quiet) side of town, lol!

I will say that I am joining the Brett1 Prayer Club. Since I have come to like SavedByGrace's posts so much, I nominate her to lead the prayers.

BTW, in the midst of all this crap Brett's going through, he actually volunteered to help me get through my own life-destroying problem. Brett, you are not only courageous, you're a good man. Keep going!

Check your PMs for my phone number. Feel free to call/text anytime.

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