Discussion in 'Community' started by SuperWatto, Aug 2, 2013.
Thank you! Very much!
That meant something to me!
A major accomplishment. Congrats!
Unfortunately it ain't over til I'm in a box. LOL! Now go look at my video!
J-Rod, that is really admirable. You should be proud, not an easy feat.
It takes a real man to admit that they have a problem and fix it. great job!
Congrats J-Rod. As somebody who's seen family members struggle with addiction, I know 25 years is not an easy feat at all.
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!
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.
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.
keep on keeping on. You've succeeded where many have not.