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Discussion in 'Community' started by SuperWatto, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. J-Rod

    J-Rod Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Thank you! Very much!

    That meant something to me! :)
     
  2. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    A major accomplishment. Congrats!
     
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  3. J-Rod

    J-Rod Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Unfortunately it ain't over til I'm in a box. LOL! Now go look at my video! :-B
     
  4. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    J-Rod, that is really admirable. You should be proud, not an easy feat.
     
  5. J-Rod

    J-Rod Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Thanks! :)
     
  6. STARBOB

    STARBOB Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    It takes a real man to admit that they have a problem and fix it. great job!
     
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  7. Juliet316

    Juliet316 JCC Game Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    Congrats J-Rod. As somebody who's seen family members struggle with addiction, I know 25 years is not an easy feat at all.
     
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  8. J-Rod

    J-Rod Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Holy crap! No one has posted in this thread in a year? We should be more social!

    Oh yeah, and today I have 26 years clean and sober! :)

    This is becoming The J-Rod is Still Sober Thread!
     
  9. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Congratulations, man. You should be proud, because what you've done is in no way easy, nor can everyone do it. Had a family member take his life a few years ago, addiction/alcoholism and its life consequences were a large part of that. So I don't say any of this lightly - we fight like cats and dogs in the Politics thread, but I greatly respect your struggle and admire your commitment to sobriety. Additionally, I like that you speak openly about it - also not something that's easy, I'm sure - but it helps others know that it's possible.

    Cheers, @J-Rod.
     
  10. J-Rod

    J-Rod Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I can be polarizing. And to my credit, I was long before it was cool...LOL! However this is the one thing that let's everyone, including myself, know that I'm human with all the trappings and frailties that come with it. Whether that's endearing enough to overcome my giant ego is up for the reader to decide.

    But it is possible to recover from addiction! Absolutely. I love the look in the eyes of a newly sober person when they "get it." When something is said that they have been waiting, subconsciously, to hear. The light. The look. You know that, for now at least, their life has been saved and will go in a different direction! But it's so hard because "Get it" is so different for each sufferer.

    I wish we could bottle it and give it out!
    EDIT: I'm sorry to hear about your loss.
     
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  11. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    keep on keeping on. You've succeeded where many have not.