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Old 01-07-2019, 08:00 AM
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This post is eye opening to me. Man .... I thought Marriage counseling was tough.

Stay a strong and steady course my friend !!! THT is praying for you ..... cuz you Love your family !!
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Old 01-07-2019, 09:18 AM
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a large part of the problem with Americas drug problem is the doctors themselves! they are the first line of identifying the problem, as well as the first line of defense! in your case doc 1&2 did you no favors! you were a wreck looking for an accident and they supplied you the tracks! of course cant blame them for the entire ordeal, but you can blame them for not doing their job correctly!

Before any one starts bashing, I am healthcare myself! i see it every day!
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Old 01-07-2019, 09:34 AM
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Brett,

how bad is the truck as in is it totaled? How much is owed on loan and or storage? I have bought vehicles like this before I maybe able to get you some cash as well as get the truck out of there.

Good for you by the way for getting clean and having the balls to put it out here.
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:02 AM
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Good deal Brett!

19 years my self so it CAN be done!

Just worry about today and all the rest will work out.

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:02 PM
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Just checking in, Brett. Wondering about you.

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I will spray your new truck on the house when your ready.
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Sarasota Line X View Post
I will spray your new truck on the house when your ready.
if I can get it out of the wrecker yard. Owner told me he was looking forward to owning my truck. $2500 for a 2017 F250 Lariat with 6 inch lift and riding on 37's. Sucks to lose it but what can I do.
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:10 PM
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Just checking in, Brett. Wondering about you.

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Did a meeting yesterday morning, 3 hours in the big book with my sponsor and then over to the wife's house this morning to drive the boys to school and back to make the wife breakfast and see her off to work. I do all the house chores and then prep dinner so when they all get home it's ready. I go to treatment in the evening tonight for 3 hours if group counseling. Good stuff. Gets me centered up and always feeling better.
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Brett1 View Post
if I can get it out of the wrecker yard. Owner told me he was looking forward to owning my truck. $2500 for a 2017 F250 Lariat with 6 inch lift and riding on 37's. Sucks to lose it but what can I do.
Fuck that!!! that is a killer truck! Dammit man. If you want to come sweat it out at Line-X I am hiring. You will lose weight and I 100% guarantee you will sweat out any left over toxins to be replaced by really fun Line-X toxins
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if I can get it out of the wrecker yard. Owner told me he was looking forward to owning my truck. $2500 for a 2017 F250 Lariat with 6 inch lift and riding on 37's. Sucks to lose it but what can I do.
That truck belonged to a person who caused a lot of harm to himself and others. That person is no longer you. Good riddance to the old Brett and his truck. In with the new.

Sarasota Line X! That is a wonderful offer you made to Brett! THT is better cuz you're here.

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Old 01-07-2019, 01:14 PM
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I've finally put 2 and 2 together and realize that this is the Brett that I often followed - envious of the cars, boats and houses. I may have even posted a reply to one of your posts along the lines of 'when I come back I want to come back as Brett1'. I say this because I am now, once again, awakened to the fact that we never know the issues that a person we think we know are going through. I also am humbled that someone so successful in his professional life took such a fall - proves that none of us are immune to evils and allure of drugs. I wish you nothing but a full recovery as tough as that may be it can be done. There was a local, minor basketball celebrity here in Massachusetts. His name was CHris Herron from Fall River MA. He was a great basketball player - even made it on to the Boston Celtics. Then the drug abuse took him down and destroyed all he had built up. Miraculously he made it back and gives inspirational talks at local schools about his experiences. I tell you if he was a great player he is an even better motivational speaker as there was not a dry eye among the high schoolers that listened to his tale. His book 'A Baskeball Junkie' might be worth a read. In any case I wish you the best and as been said before there are many people on this forum that are ready to lend an ear, or room or space should you need it.
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Brett, my marriage counselor is a recovering cocaine addict, too. Clean for years. I meet with him tomorrow and will mention your plight to see if he has any advice.

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Chris has actually been to my program as a guest speaker. Incredible story.
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Brett, my marriage counselor is a recovering cocaine addict, too. Clean for years. I meet with him tomorrow and will mention your plight to see if he has any advice.

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I had a client inherit a few million. A few years later he came back for a bankruptcy referral. I asked him what happened to the money. His response was "90% of the money I spent on hookers and blow, the other 10% I wasted!"
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Old 01-07-2019, 01:57 PM
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Brett, that's an incredible story, BUT IT"S NOT OVER YET. Hopefully you'll continue on this road and can enjoy the rest of life with your family. I'm pulling for you!!!

Kudo to you! Both for staying the course so far and being very open and honest about what you went though!!

However, I do have some questions about the doctors. You wrote that post with a very clear-thinking head, and it was very articulate and thoughtful. I read every word. I'm wondering if you can reflect back on those doctors who were prescribing anything you wanted and make some comments and suggestions on how that process could change so that others would not be exposed to the same trappings that you fell into. I'm sure there are some doctors who are really licensed "pushers" but there's probably also a subset that are trying to help you through the pain an erring too much on the dangerous addiction side.

What do you think? How would you suggest changes? Would it be regulation or legislation or would it be some kind of training or process that a doctor should follow before going beyond "x" in prescribing these meds? Should there be a two or three step process before authorizing a prescription over "x" amount (of days or number of pills)? I realize that at some point in the addiction you're probably beyond "hope" in that you're going to find them someway or another, and go the illegal route if necessary, but I'm talking about BEFORE you get to that point where you're still relying on legal meds.
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I had a client inherit a few million. A few years later he came back for a bankruptcy referral. I asked him what happened to the money. His response was "90% of the money I spent on hookers and blow, the other 10% I wasted!"
You had Charlie Sheen for a client??? Cool. Bet there's lots of stories there!
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a few questions if you don't mind me asking?

at what age did you start the originally prescribed pain pills? what age did you transition into the hard core drugs? obviously your career took a major blow, are you still able to practice law in the future? and last, did the wife try to intervene when the spiraling down hill began or was she blind sided by the whole event?

just curious is all, if you would rather not answer that, i completely respect that!
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Originally Posted by km1125 View Post
Brett, that's an incredible story, BUT IT"S NOT OVER YET. Hopefully you'll continue on this road and can enjoy the rest of life with your family. I'm pulling for you!!!

Kudo to you! Both for staying the course so far and being very open and honest about what you went though!!

However, I do have some questions about the doctors. You wrote that post with a very clear-thinking head, and it was very articulate and thoughtful. I read every word. I'm wondering if you can reflect back on those doctors who were prescribing anything you wanted and make some comments and suggestions on how that process could change so that others would not be exposed to the same trappings that you fell into. I'm sure there are some doctors who are really licensed "pushers" but there's probably also a subset that are trying to help you through the pain an erring too much on the dangerous addiction side.

What do you think? How would you suggest changes? Would it be regulation or legislation or would it be some kind of training or process that a doctor should follow before going beyond "x" in prescribing these meds? Should there be a two or three step process before authorizing a prescription over "x" amount (of days or number of pills)? I realize that at some point in the addiction you're probably beyond "hope" in that you're going to find them someway or another, and go the illegal route if necessary, but I'm talking about BEFORE you get to that point where you're still relying on legal meds.
any doctor half ass doing a job and half a heart, should see that Mr. X is requesting more meds than usual or running out faster than he should have. a light bulb should go off in there head and say " we have a problem" now the problem is every time a pt comes in for a refill, its easy money. the office visit is basically how fast can i fill out the prescriptions and done! fast easy money! now doc #2 mentioned sounds like a straight up pill mill. He does not give a shit about any human being on earth as long as they have cash, then he only cares about that cash becoming his!

in order to solve this pill mill problem, they need to come down on these horrible prescribers as hard as they possibly can. obviously they are not being monitored nearly as thorough as they should be. the monitoring systems are already in place, they just have to follow up and reprimand them!

by the way doc #2 should be hung up and stoned!
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:26 PM
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Brett I have a note book with names of people I pray for.
If it's OK with you I would like to add yours and have some talks with Jesus on your behalf.

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Old 01-07-2019, 02:27 PM
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Brett,

Sending you strength and positive vibes. Stay the course...
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