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posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 04:06 AM
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A fresh start never hurt anybody.
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  • posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 04:07 AM
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    originally posted by: DD2029

    but the damn medication to stop makes it start when you stop the medication to make it stop..


    I know all about that feeling...

    So I just ended it all by becoming a bit of a 420-type-of-guy.

    I remember ATS having strict rules about discussing drugs and what not,

    So not sure what I'm allowed to discuss here..

    but I got pretty bad in 2013 and finally just checked into a rehab.

    it was the only way at the time. Lock me up and throw away the key (for 35 days).


    It has been relaxed to some extent, but not the personal use aspect. But I know what you mean.

    When I was sober from 2010 till 2013, I didn't even tolerate my morning coffee. It felt so much better to be free of anything. This is my goal again. But unfortunately, gaba agonists are as they are. You can't stop suddenly, and I made the foolish decision to try, after 9 weeks, it sent me into a world of .. it opened a door I cannot close. Still, it works for many others, it is off label, generally used as a muscle relaxant, but it is different for everyone. And not for me. Finally seeing the shoreline, I think. but holy buckets, it is either high seas or cast adrift.

    Rehab down here is like asking a clown for candy. Cheap and nasty, and the balloons do not look like animals. I've done it before, I will do it again, I know my triggers now. No more achey breaky hearts. As someone else posted recently, they feel like they were here merely to observe. Sometimes, that's the best thing.

    3 years though, that is awesome. I think social media plays a lot into it. Almost like a drug itself for some. So the best thing is to know limits, and not go too far away from where we are.

    Haha I remember your name, but I don't think we ever interacted. but it is a good welcome back from me. bright days ahead, fellow traveller on this road of life.



    posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 04:09 AM
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    originally posted by: Wide-Eyes
    a reply to: DD2029

    Yes, we can mention pot now because it's legal in some states.



    oh... well if that's the case:

    edit: video deleted.

    Weed and Women are my only crutch in 2018.

    trying to repent for those sins but it's not easy.

    it's not easy being sober and single


    got to have something in this God forsaken world to take the edge off

    edit on 6-2-2018 by DD2029 because: (no reason given)



    posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 04:11 AM
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    a reply to: DD2029

    No drug talk....we have NOT relaxed the personal usage rule and talk of it.
    No personal usage references please.

    Please read that index of important threads as well as refreshing yourself with the T&C.



    edit on 6-2-2018 by DrumsRfun because: (no reason given)



    posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 04:18 AM
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    originally posted by: badw0lf
    I know my triggers now. No more achey breaky hearts. As someone else posted recently, they feel like they were here merely to observe. Sometimes, that's the best thing.


    You got that right...

    know your triggers, and avoid heartbreak at all costs...

    and yes... it's always a good idea to simply view yourself as a spectator in all this madness.

    easy to do from a society standpoint... but a more important philosophy to remember when dealing with friends, family, and community.



    posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 04:18 AM
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    a reply to: DD2029

    I said "mention". Not promote!



    posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 04:19 AM
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    originally posted by: DD2029
    it's not easy being sober and single



    its even harder when you give your heart to someone, to find they're posting nudes on facebook in salty groups, and then to try once more, and find they're on dating websites looking for that 'biker' guy who will just forever love them!

    nil desperandum.

    the best made beds are under the stars.



    posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 04:20 AM
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    a reply to: Wide-Eyes

    ok, my bad... lol.



    posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 04:24 AM
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    originally posted by: DD2029

    originally posted by: badw0lf
    I know my triggers now. No more achey breaky hearts. As someone else posted recently, they feel like they were here merely to observe. Sometimes, that's the best thing.


    You got that right...

    know your triggers, and avoid heartbreak at all costs...

    and yes... it's always a good idea to simply view yourself as a spectator in all this madness.

    easy to do from a society standpoint... but a more important philosophy to remember when dealing with friends, family, and community.


    Absolutely !

    it was what allowed me to be clean for almost 3 years once. till someone from 26 years prior came back into my life. I broke every rule I'd set for myself.

    still, we live and learn.

    I hope the mods go easy on the 420. You've done the right thing. Oh and there is also one more rule now that I learned about the hard way, don't call anyone a shill even if joking. 72 hour warning, and I was not even aware of it. Something change so quickly. Understandable, but caught me off guard.




    posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 04:25 AM
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    originally posted by: Wide-Eyes

    There is a little arrow pointing down in the tool bar, top right. Click that then click "account". Avatar settings are in there.


    okay... I see now...

    thanks.




    posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 04:27 AM
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    originally posted by: DD2029
    a reply to: Wide-Eyes

    ok, my bad... lol.


    Lol. Notice that Drums didn't remove the vid though. I think he liked it.



    posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 04:30 AM
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    originally posted by: DD2029

    originally posted by: Wide-Eyes

    There is a little arrow pointing down in the tool bar, top right. Click that then click "account". Avatar settings are in there.


    okay... I see now...

    thanks.



    No worries. Have you found the uploads page yet for your images?



    posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 04:30 AM
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    originally posted by: badw0lf
    don't call anyone a shill even if joking.


    Good looking out...




    and as for those heartbreaks... I guess they happen to everyone.

    We are human. We make mistakes.

    check out pages 66 & 67 of the AA Big Book sometime, good advice in there on how to approach those types of resentments.



    posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 04:33 AM
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    originally posted by: Wide-Eyes

    originally posted by: DD2029

    originally posted by: Wide-Eyes

    There is a little arrow pointing down in the tool bar, top right. Click that then click "account". Avatar settings are in there.


    okay... I see now...

    thanks.



    No worries. Have you found the uploads page yet for your images?



    yea I see what to do now...

    btw... I somewhat remember that All roads lead to Rome thread... (looking at your wall)

    I'll have to go back and read that again.



    posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 04:36 AM
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    originally posted by: DD2029

    originally posted by: Wide-Eyes

    originally posted by: DD2029

    originally posted by: Wide-Eyes

    There is a little arrow pointing down in the tool bar, top right. Click that then click "account". Avatar settings are in there.


    okay... I see now...

    thanks.



    No worries. Have you found the uploads page yet for your images?



    yea I see what to do now...

    btw... I somewhat remember that All roads lead to Rome thread... (looking at your wall)

    I'll have to go back and read that again.



    or apparently somebody like what you posted in it...




    Your post on All Roads Lead to Rome (the last one), it kept me giggling of and on all night while at work




    posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 04:38 AM
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    originally posted by: DD2029

    originally posted by: Wide-Eyes

    originally posted by: DD2029

    originally posted by: Wide-Eyes

    There is a little arrow pointing down in the tool bar, top right. Click that then click "account". Avatar settings are in there.


    okay... I see now...

    thanks.



    No worries. Have you found the uploads page yet for your images?



    yea I see what to do now...

    btw... I somewhat remember that All roads lead to Rome thread... (looking at your wall)

    I'll have to go back and read that again.


    Yes. Probably one of the most important threads ever created on ATS. I still haven't gone through it all to this day.

    Damn ATS was epic back then.



    posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 04:42 AM
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    originally posted by: DD2029

    originally posted by: DD2029

    originally posted by: Wide-Eyes

    originally posted by: DD2029

    originally posted by: Wide-Eyes

    There is a little arrow pointing down in the tool bar, top right. Click that then click "account". Avatar settings are in there.


    okay... I see now...

    thanks.



    No worries. Have you found the uploads page yet for your images?



    yea I see what to do now...

    btw... I somewhat remember that All roads lead to Rome thread... (looking at your wall)

    I'll have to go back and read that again.



    or apparently somebody like what you posted in it...




    Your post on All Roads Lead to Rome (the last one), it kept me giggling of and on all night while at work



    Wtf, I wish I could remember what I posted lol.



    posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 04:48 AM
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    btw... skip the first 5 minutes of this video...

    I've been following this chick on youtube for awhile now, and she seems pretty knowledgable.

    my favorite youtuber (Texas Shrugged) got his entire account deleted which is basically censorship...

    anyway... give it a watch sometime if you are bored.



    many of my talking points line up with hers, except she's more of a Trump fan than I am.



    posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 04:57 AM
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    Now that you mention Trump, what are your thoughts about him?

    He is kind of the main topic here over the last 18 months.



    posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 05:09 AM
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    originally posted by: Wide-Eyes
    a reply to: DD2029

    Now that you mention Trump, what are your thoughts about him?

    He is kind of the main topic here over the last 18 months.



    I have every reason in the world to like him...

    but I'll never be able to trust him. Ever.

    Presidents are chosen... not elected.



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