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Old 01-07-2019, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
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!
I started using full time at age 44. At this point I did not drink, did not smoke and certainly did not do any type of drugs.

At age 48 I started using Roxy 30's with the pill mill doc. He could not prescribe me enough so I resorted to buying them off the street. At my peak I was ingesting 16 30's at a time for to five times a day. Pretty healthy and expensive habit.

I was 50 when I tried IV dilaudid for the first time. That was a game changer. I have never felt anything like it. As a reference point when you go to the ER they will inject you with 1-2 mg of dilaudid (hydromorphone). I was shooting 32mg 5-7 times a day. I had a monstrous habit. When I would not be able to find D's I would shoot Boy (heroin) just to not get sick.

I was ultimately suspended from the practice due to my addiction. It is not permanent yet and I plan to fight to get un-suspended. My wife suspected I was using vicodin but she found my injection kit and after she fainted she called for the intervention. I was a fucking mess at this point.
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by s_ebels View Post
Brett I have a note book with names of people I pray for.
If it's OK with you I will would like to add yours and have some talks with Jesus on your behalf.
I would appreciate that.
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:40 PM
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I would appreciate that.
Will do. For your family too.
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:45 PM
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I started using full time at age 44. At this point I did not drink, did not smoke and certainly did not do any type of drugs.

At age 48 I started using Roxy 30's with the pill mill doc. He could not prescribe me enough so I resorted to buying them off the street. At my peak I was ingesting 16 30's at a time for to five times a day. Pretty healthy and expensive habit.

I was 50 when I tried IV dilaudid for the first time. That was a game changer. I have never felt anything like it. As a reference point when you go to the ER they will inject you with 1-2 mg of dilaudid (hydromorphone). I was shooting 32mg 5-7 times a day. I had a monstrous habit. When I would not be able to find D's I would shoot Boy (heroin) just to not get sick.

I was ultimately suspended from the practice due to my addiction. It is not permanent yet and I plan to fight to get un-suspended. My wife suspected I was using vicodin but she found my injection kit and after she fainted she called for the intervention. I was a fucking mess at this point.
holy shit -you were a rock star. your lucky to be alive -keep up the good work
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Old 01-07-2019, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
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!
Generally, I feel the same way as you, but I have NO experience or exposure to this like Brett obviously has, hence my asking the question.

I do think that the solution would be that there's a stage where you (the 'offending' doctor(s)) get put on a watch list, a stage where they get sanctioned, a stage where they get charged with felony and a stage where they lose their ability to practice with no possibility of reinstatement. I don't know what threshold each should require or if those are in the correct order. Someone like Brett could weigh in with valuable insight.
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Old 01-07-2019, 04:06 PM
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Congrats to you, keep trying and prove me wrong. There's no way I'd trust you after such a short time on such a long road. I hope for you, your family and humanity as a whole that I'm wrong. Peace.
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I believe in how strong some of us can be. Including how hard some of us can party. Some get started young like me and get lucky to find a path out kinda. Mine was adrenaline after substance before alcohol. Thank god for snowboarding and especially my 1999 yz250. Everyone has a checkered past or future.
your on the table post are healthy and I wish you the best. Like I said your 36 Yellowfin was serious Jones for me. I’m rolling a 42 Freeman that does 80 now and hope it motivates others to get after it. I have many hookups in the truck game. If you need help wholesaling your truck let me know.
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Amazing post..good luck with recovery
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I remember reading your threads back when you were getting into Yellowfins and had all the stripper stories... at that time you were an internet rock star so to speak on THT. Takes a lot of courage to come on THT after all you have been through and share your story. It will surely help others that may be on a similar path. Thank you for sharing and I too am pulling for you.
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Brett glad to hear from you , It takes ahold of alot of good people. Happy to hear you are doing better.
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Old 01-07-2019, 07:28 PM
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Sandy, you're a poet! Wonderful work.

Let's get a group together soon and make some bar think it's won the lottery.

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Brett,
You have been a part of THT for a long time, and have helped many here. This post is your greatest contribution, with an impact that will reach farther than you will know.

We are in your corner brother.

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Wish you well Brett, but sorry to say I have no sympathy for you. You liked getting high and your paying the price. I’ve attended one too many funerals because of this shxt. Be thankful your not 6’ under and get on with rebuilding your life.
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Originally Posted by Brett1 View Post
I started using full time at age 44. At this point I did not drink, did not smoke and certainly did not do any type of drugs.

At age 48 I started using Roxy 30's with the pill mill doc. He could not prescribe me enough so I resorted to buying them off the street. At my peak I was ingesting 16 30's at a time for to five times a day. Pretty healthy and expensive habit.

I was 50 when I tried IV dilaudid for the first time. That was a game changer. I have never felt anything like it. As a reference point when you go to the ER they will inject you with 1-2 mg of dilaudid (hydromorphone). I was shooting 32mg 5-7 times a day. I had a monstrous habit. When I would not be able to find D's I would shoot Boy (heroin) just to not get sick.

I was ultimately suspended from the practice due to my addiction. It is not permanent yet and I plan to fight to get un-suspended. My wife suspected I was using vicodin but she found my injection kit and after she fainted she called for the intervention. I was a fucking mess at this point.
WOW! if you can beat that, you can beat anything! the devil had you by the balls and dragging you on the fast track straight to hell!

our motto around our house is " dont let life happen, make it happen!" maybe that will give some inspiration! you are obviously a very smart man and have the ability to be very successful. stay clean, stay persistent, you obviously have the will power to make life happen. you have done it in the past (career wise)!
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Old 01-08-2019, 05:45 AM
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Wish you well Brett, but sorry to say I have no sympathy for you. You liked getting high and your paying the price. I’ve attended one too many funerals because of this shxt. Be thankful your not 6’ under and get on with rebuilding your life.
No sympathy being sought.
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Brett,
Even in the worst of times, I have always tried to find some positive aspect out of negative things that have happened.
You're working to keep your family.
You lost 100 lbs ! (down from 300 lbs.)
You're not dead.
There's 3.
Try and keep the weight off.

One day at a time.

Best.

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Old 01-08-2019, 08:18 AM
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Brett,
Even in the worst of times, I have always tried to find some positive aspect out of things that have happened.
You're working to keep your family.
You lost 100 lbs ! (down from 300 lbs.)
You're not dead.
There's 3.
Try and keep the weight off.

One day at a time.

Best.
That made me belly laugh (with what belly I have left)! Drug induced weight loss makes you look like death warmed over. She said that I was gray and my eyes were dark like a zombie. I have a few pics from that time but am ashamed to show them. I also have track marks on the insides of both arms. I intend to cover them with ink when I get back working.
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That made me belly laugh (with what belly I have left)! Drug induced weight loss makes you look like death warmed over. She said that I was gray and my eyes were dark like a zombie. I have a few pics from that time but am ashamed to show them. I also have track marks on the insides of both arms. I intend to cover them with ink when I get back working.
Seems like those are the kind of pictures you want to tape up to the bathroom mirror so you see them EVERY morning.
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