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[–] Skwerley 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Hey! I am a recovered alcoholic who now owns a bar! Should I do an AMA?

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[–] mr_skeltal 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It makes for a great title to an AMA anyway!

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[–] Morningstar30 [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Totally should!

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[–] ChoppinChopper 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Would definitely love to hear your story.

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[–] ZeffiesMC 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

What are you spending your extra cash on now that you're not using it on drugs?

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[–] Morningstar30 [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Mostly saving up to buy an awesome Gibson SG guitar. Also it's nice to have money in my pocket!

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[–] ZeffiesMC 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Awesome! Are you already a guitar player, or are you picking up a new hobby?

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[–] IWantAFuckingUsename 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Shh no. Buy a bass instead.

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[–] Notorious_BIG 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

  1. How long have you been sober?

  2. What did you do to get sober?

  3. What would you recommend for those trying to help loved ones suffering from addiction?

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[–] Morningstar30 [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

1) Almost 3 years 2) cold turkey, then went to see a psychiatrist who diagnosed me with Bipolar 1, sever depression and severe PTSD. (My childhood was terrible. My father sexually and physically abused me over 12 years.) 3) That's a tough one. I'm an orphan so I don't have the experience to answer truthfully. However, I would recommend getting them into rehab as soon as possible. The longer the rehab the better chances they have of staying sober.

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[–] Notorious_BIG 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Thank you. That's an interesting life you have there.

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[–] CantStopPooping 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

My father sexually and physically abused me over 12 years.

I'm an orphan

Something here just doesn't add up. Are you bullshitting us?

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[–] LowIntensityPizza 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'd like to additionally ask how long it took you to become sober, and from what and what circumstances.

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[–] Morningstar30 [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

The overdose I had woke me up to the reality of my life. I realised that I'd probably end up dead. That shocked my into becoming sober from heroin. After the overdose it took me about 6-8 months to pack my shit up and move states. I find it hard to make friends because eventually they ask about my past and I'm sick of lying to them, so I avoid contact with people.

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[–] Morningstar30 [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

edit: The state im living in has a terrible mental health system. So I'm moving states. I'm ashamed to say that I could use some help. I have a gofundme trying to raise money to move to a better state with fantastic mental health facilities. http://www.gofundme.com/s2hs5w8z Please understand I'm not begging I just thought it's worth a try,

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[–] I_Plea_The_FiF 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

How did you learn to take responsibility for your actions and how did you learn to accept yourself for who you are?

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[–] Morningstar30 [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Taking responsibility for my actions is one of the hardest things I've done. It's an ongoing process. As far as accepting myself I'm still working hard to separate the addict from who I am. All I can say is it's fucking hard. I started using when I was 16. That's a lot of years of addictive behaviour. It takes a long time to break that pattern.
Reaching out on Voat has really helped me.

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[–] Soggy_Poptart 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Is your "shit together," and your future prospects on par with where you think you would be had you never been a junkie? Or do you feel like your junkie past will continue to weigh you down for the rest of your life?

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[–] Morningstar30 [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Thats a good question. I try to hard for option 1. But memory can be a bitch sometimes. I've done the best I can to continue my life as those junkie days are over. But honestly, I get triggered sometimes, seeing needles on the ground, people high; I just stick to my guns. No more drugs.

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[–] CantStopPooping 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

How did you fund your habit? What is the worst thing that you did to get money to score? When did you 'hit rock bottom?'

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[–] Morningstar30 [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

My parents died in a car accident, and I used my inheritance to score. The worst thing I've done is taking my best friends mothers credit card to withdraw cash from an ATM. That went on for about 2 months. I hit rock bottom when I realised I was homeless and had to stay in men's shelter for about 6 months until could find suitable accommodation. That men's shelter was filled with older men who were addicts of one sort or another. Seeing them helped me understand what my life could be. It was a learning experience

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[–] CantStopPooping 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I'm sorry for your loss. Were you using before your parents' death, or did that tragedy lead you to use?

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[–] SoldierShitlord 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I have a family member who is trying to get clean, but cannot go to a methadone clinic for reasons I won't specify. Do you know any other methods to get clean aside from going cold turkey? This is very important to me.

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[–] Morningstar30 [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Well there are two options 1) Get your doctor to prescribe suboxone. It can be a life saver. Option 2) The thomas recipe:http://www.drugs.com/forum/featured-conditions/thomas-recipe-opiate-withdrawal-35169.html

I have friends that have tried both, and either of these methods has had a high success rate. If you need anymore information, feel free to Private Message me.

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