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hilarous

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#41
Jul 5, 2012
 
STEPPING STONES, THE CLUB HOUSE, ST. LUCY HOUSE... ALL OF THEM AR INFESTED WITH BED BUGS, THE "DIRTY" LITTLE SECRET.
THEY DONT EVEN TELL YOU, THEN WHEN YOU FIND OUT, THEY ACT LIKE ITS NO BIG DEAL.
THAT IS N A S T Y. HOW CAN SOMEONE GET OFF DRUGS WHEN THEY GET SO ATE UP WITH BITES ALL OVER THEM?
THEY MAKE BIG CASH HAVING EACH PERSON THERE, HAND OVER FIST.. BUT REFUSE TO GET RID OF THE NASTY BED BUG PROBLEM.
SEEMS THEY SHOULD GET IN TROUBLE FOR KEEPING THE BREEDING OF BED BUGS. THEY MUST BE THEIR PETS OR SOMETHING. NASTY
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Richmond, VA

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#42
Jul 5, 2012
 
I also could never understand when people would refer to addiction as a disease. my theory was also that cancer was a disease and people don't choose cancer but they do addiction. I was told about a wonderful meeting on Wednesday nights at the counciling center called "loved ones" for those who have a loved one that suffers from an addiction. These meeting have really helped me understand how to deal with my loved one and what exactly the the drug does to change the chemistry of the brain and how difficult it is to stay sober when one is addicted. It is totally their choose and have to experience the consequences of their actions to hit their rock bottom. Everybody makes their mistakes and fights their own demons and relapse is a given. I k.ow a lot of people who have amazing recovery stories and hope and pray everyday my daughter is given her second chance when she has hit her rock bottom wherever that may be. I also hope and pray you people posting such negative comments never have to experience the Hell I live everyday knowing YOU have a drug addicted child (your baby) and you are absolutely powerless over their addiction. It's the most heart breaking thing you will ever go through!
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Waverly, OH

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#43
Jul 5, 2012
 
What is rock bottom? So many hit it and die instead of getting help.
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Chesapeake, OH

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Jul 5, 2012
 
christi allen wrote:
I also could never understand when people would refer to addiction as a disease. my theory was also that cancer was a disease and people don't choose cancer but they do addiction. I was told about a wonderful meeting on Wednesday nights at the counciling center called "loved ones" for those who have a loved one that suffers from an addiction. These meeting have really helped me understand how to deal with my loved one and what exactly the the drug does to change the chemistry of the brain and how difficult it is to stay sober when one is addicted. It is totally their choose and have to experience the consequences of their actions to hit their rock bottom. Everybody makes their mistakes and fights their own demons and relapse is a given. I k.ow a lot of people who have amazing recovery stories and hope and pray everyday my daughter is given her second chance when she has hit her rock bottom wherever that may be. I also hope and pray you people posting such negative comments never have to experience the Hell I live everyday knowing YOU have a drug addicted child (your baby) and you are absolutely powerless over their addiction. It's the most heart breaking thing you will ever go through!
But, here is the thing: if I would have chosen to start doing drugs that first time, I would have been addicted too...it is science, not a disease. It is an addiction once you CHOOSE to do it, you are not born addicted to it (unless you are one of the poor babies these people are bringing into the world that didn't make a choice) I didn't choose to start, so I didn't become an addict, plain and simple. Others do, then they become addicted and people try to make it "okay" because they have a disease. No, they don't have a disease...they weren't using their brain when they decided to do it in the first place.
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Williamsburg, VA

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#45
Jul 5, 2012
 
Unfortunately your right. everybodys rock bottom is different some maybe sitting in a jail cell sober realizing how their addiction has affected the people around them, losing their children or just hating where their addiction has lead them, while some addicts are so deep into their addiction they don't see the light at the end of the tunnel and feel helpless and depressed which leads to more abuse. I just pray the tools they are given will eventually help them to fight for their life! Recovery is a hard process and but ultimately it has to be their choice and they have to want it more than anything! My daughter is very young and when your young you're very stupid and make ignorant choices but now she has this horrible addiction and it really has a hold on her and pray everyday she finds the strength to fight it.
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Williamsburg, VA

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#46
Jul 5, 2012
 
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But, here is the thing: if I would have chosen to start doing drugs that first time, I would have been addicted too...it is science, not a disease. It is an addiction once you CHOOSE to do it, you are not born addicted to it (unless you are one of the poor babies these people are bringing into the world that didn't make a choice) I didn't choose to start, so I didn't become an addict, plain and simple. Others do, then they become addicted and people try to make it "okay" because they have a disease. No, they don't have a disease...they weren't using their brain when they decided to do it in the first place.
I don't think its ok at all! She is responsible for her own actions! My point is she chose this as an 18 year old teenager and was young and stupid, and now its not a matter of just quitting her withdraws would be so bad she could physically go into seizures and die if she just quit its that bad. I'm not at all making excuses for her and do not enable her in the slightest. I have tried to have her arrested and have had her in rehab already. As her mother I'm heartbroken but not blinded by her addiction I hold her absolutely responsible for her actions but also understand her addiction and like I said pray she's given another chance before its too late.
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Waverly, OH

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#47
Jul 5, 2012
 
It is heartbreaking to say the least. It destroys everyone that loves them too.Only those not affected would not understand.
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Chesapeake, OH

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#48
Jul 6, 2012
 
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It is heartbreaking to say the least. It destroys everyone that loves them too.Only those not affected would not understand.
My family has been troubled with addiction and I still feel the way that I do. Frankly, I'm not an idiot that did crack in an effort to look cool or because I was weak. I graduated from high school, graduated from college, work a great job, got married, and had children. I did things the RIGHT way, and I don't get attention, sympathy, or a celebration every time I do something right. That's the problem with our society, we are rewarding the wrong people for stupid things that the good citizens of our country are doing everyday. I think it is pathetic and sad that someone gets more recognition by staying clean for 30 days (from drugs, which THEY initially chose) than a young person would who did some sort of milestone.

I am tired of my tax money helping drug addicts. I'd rather it go for college education or something more worthwhile. Show people that they will be shamed and shunned if they don't straighten up or choose to go down that path.
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Lucasville, OH

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#49
Jul 6, 2012
 
My point exactly. These people have a choice in this matter and they know the consequences of their actions! I too have many family members and use to be "friends" who are drug addicts and I don't feel sorry for them, it's a CHOICE not a disease like some people want to say, these people need to take responsibility for their own actions and quit depending on and blaming others!
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Waverly, OH

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Jul 6, 2012
 

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We can all talk about our success stories in life.We should all admit that at one time in our lives we have made a mistake or two.I'm not condoning drug use but I see how it destroys the addict and everyone around them. No one forced them to use but they made the mistakes and did it. They suffer from their mistakes every day too. I wish we had more in house drug rehab's in this area that would keep them for at least 6 months without them being able to leave. I would rather my tax dollars go to this than a study on how snails mate.
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Columbus, OH

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#51
Jul 6, 2012
 
I'd like to know more about the Weds. meetings for the "loved ones". How do I join, IF I even can? I am desperate. thanks!
christi allen

Piketon, OH

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Jul 6, 2012
 
wondering wrote:
I'd like to know more about the Weds. meetings for the "loved ones". How do I join, IF I even can? I am desperate. thanks!
The Loved ones meetings are on Wednesday nights at 6:00pm at the counceling center in Portsmouth everyones welcome and its free to the public!! I really encourage you to attend it has really helped me continue to stay on the right path and reasure me that I'm doing the right thing in not enabling my daughter.. Don't pay any attention to the braggers on here about how great they are and how they made all the right choices in life!! Great for them hope they bought themselves a trophy for it!! Its so obvious they themselves dont have a child with a drug addiction or they would be praying to God everyday as I do that they get a 2nd chance before its too late! I too made all the right choices in life and raised my daughter right but it has nothing to do with her own demons we all have them and like I said she was very young and going thru a hard time dealing with some rough things going on in her dads familys life so she made some stupid decisions that she is now paying for because when she decided to get it together herself she couldnt do it because she was so deep into her addiction. those who do not have a child going thru this has no right to voice theyre opinion on this because your view would be totally different because I too use to think the same way until it was my daughter and I chose to educate myself about her heroine addiction. so yes I do pray for her 2nd chance!! shes human, she my daughter, shes not perfect, she has made mistakes but that doesnt mean she doesn't deserve a second chance!!
christi allen

Piketon, OH

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#53
Jul 6, 2012
 
by the way my daughter isnt getting sympathy nor is she spending "your" tax dollars to attend rehab it "my" insurance that "I" pay for not anyone else!!
geesh

Chesapeake, OH

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Jul 6, 2012
 

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by the way my daughter isnt getting sympathy nor is she spending "your" tax dollars to attend rehab it "my" insurance that "I" pay for not anyone else!!
Oh hush. She's a burden to society.

Are you footing the bill on her heroin? If not, who is? And, since you're advertising....it's The COUNSELING Center.
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Jul 6, 2012
 
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Oh hush. She's a burden to society.
Are you footing the bill on her heroin? If not, who is? And, since you're advertising....it's The COUNSELING Center.
Oh I'm sorry the COUNSELING Center my bad! and as of now she's footing her own bill. and I'm sorry who are you again? And "hush"?? Not in a million years! Giving my view on my experience in hopes to help others who have loved ones struggling with addiction. It's a very frustrating and heartbreaking thing to go through when its a child of yours. I'm not advertising just glad there is someplace here that is trying to help thats all! I don't foot the bill for anything she's not even aloud to come to my house and I don't give her a dollar. She's always managed to some how be a working functioning addict so as of now she hasn't been a "burden to society". Thanks for your concern.
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Hurricane, WV

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#56
Jul 6, 2012
 
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Be grateful it isnt you or your family member having to be admitted there. SO sick of you stupid people that have NOTHING better to do then to play on topix thinking up a topic to start and see who will follow your lead. You are sick. If they had a stepping stones like deal for topix abusers - your @$$ would be right on in there. If you arent an addict, stop typing and thank GOD right now. I hope you dont ever learn the hard way.
Well said. I was never able to relate to this sort of thing at all until my car accident. Three months into my recovery I chose to stop taking the medication and it was very difficult. Not only was I hurting from the accident, but from the withdraw as well. I don't know what it's like for those people that snort things, smoke things, or shoot things up...and I'm so thankful I don't. It takes serious will power to stop taking medication when you're in so much pain. But for those who get addicted to it, God help them. It's a tough addiction to kick. I'm all for rehab no matter HOW MANY TIMES U HAVE TO GO.

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Portsmouth, OH

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#57
Jul 6, 2012
 
Anyone know Anthony Lewis? From portsmouth
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Portsmouth, OH

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I can't believe the people on here running a place down that is trying to help addicts. If the addicts were not trying to get help you would be complaining about that. It sometimes takes a few times in rehab for it to work. That is not the rehab's fault. They are dealing with people who have their whole brain chemistry changed. The addicts will try to get away with anything they can. I love the success stories. Feel empathy for the families who have to go through this. If it were my children I could never give up on them to let them die. We can not know what the families are going through until it happens to us. I know a mother who had her wedding rings stolen from their own child to support their habit. She would have gladly given up the rings to have her child back. After four times in rehab the boy still died from drugs. Such negative people on here. Geesh sounds a real bitch.
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Jul 7, 2012
 

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Maybe if the "tard" druggies would start putting their families, lives, and, hell, themselves before a high- people wouldn't have anything to gripe about, eh? It's a choice they make, but it affects so many other people besides themselves- very selfish, no sympathy from me. Anyone defending druggies is no better and probably is a druggie too. It's a conscious choice made by people who have no appreciation for life. I bet if any of those sick little kids at St. Jude ever got better that they wouldn't become addicted to drugs- and I guarantee they've had a harder life than some welfare scum-bucket- and you know why? They would appreciate the gift of life. Again, I repeat, No Sympathy.
Alot of people start at a very younge age. when there younge and dumb not thinkin they will ever get addicted. No one wakes up on day and says hey im gonna go get myself addicted to dope. Let down everyone in my family just so i can go get high. i hate myself for the shit i wish i could just wake up one morning and quit but its a struggle. Yeah we are selfish and we do things that we shouldnt. But as much as you people hate us for it you can bet your ass we hate ourselves 100 times more.and not all people use because they have it so bad, its not like we all feel sorry for ourselves so we go get high.i dont know why im even tryin to explain this shit, if youve never lived it you'll never get it.
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Oh hush. She's a burden to society.
Are you footing the bill on her heroin? If not, who is? And, since you're advertising....it's The COUNSELING Center.
wow putting down a father for taking up for his daughter. i hope one day someone close to you turns to drugs and u can see what its like. I would rather be a addict than a judgemental b@$ch.

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