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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2006-02-01T03:56:41+00:00 2006-02-01T03:56:41+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: New member?... WTF?]]> Statistics: Posted by lorilu — Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:56 am

2006-01-31T12:53:44+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: New member?... WTF?]]>
Probably everyone here who has lost someone close feels the same way, you just want to hug them to you but kick their backside at the same time.

Statistics: Posted by maxx england — Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:53 pm

2006-01-30T18:50:16+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: New member?... WTF?]]> This is kind of strange but I wanted to share it with you. My daughter has a friend that had a dad who died when he was very young. It was a drunk driving accident and his fault. This young man is a motocross racer and does lots of thrill seeker sports. My girl told him it seemed like he has a death wish. He doesn't drink anymore from what he told her. It got me to thinking that it has to be hard and painful to miss someone who is your dad and because of drinking takes away your most important role model and closest relationship. I feel like crying myself. But I feel for you and for him. My parental relationships were extremely bad so I don't really know how it would feel. Life is hard and we mourn for what we didn't have or what could have been. Feeling it seems important, having sorrow and as long as it takes to mourn and then live your life without the baggage. Not that there isn't pain at times about it. Acknowledgement then freedom. Bless you. You are a nice person. And funny.

Statistics: Posted by lorilu — Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:50 pm

2006-01-30T14:40:40+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: New member?... WTF?]]> Statistics: Posted by david — Mon Jan 30, 2006 2:40 pm

2006-01-30T12:51:37+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: New member?... WTF?]]> Statistics: Posted by maxx england — Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:51 pm

2006-01-29T17:45:47+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: New member?... WTF?]]>
I had a good friend in college, back in the 70's, that was the most hard core drunk and junkie combo I have ever seen. He had been a hard core religious fanatic, eventually leading him to Israel to get closer to the source.

He came back from that hooked on heroin and drinking incredible quantities of whatever kinds of alcohol he could find--even did Canned Heat when times were hard.

I lost contact with him for several years and assumed he was dead. He got in touch with me a few years back and the guy is completely clean and works with youth that are facing drug and alcohol problems.

Somewhere along the line he came to know himself well enough to know that he has an addictive personality type--closely related to obsessive compulsive disorders. He is going to be addicted to something: religion, drugs, or something, and he concluded religion was as destructive for him as the drugs were. So he decided to choose his own addictions.

He is now a contractor with several employees doing remodeling and siding houses. His addictions: a tobacco pipe (which seldom leaves his hands) and tools. I call him a "tool junkie." This is by far his most destructive addiction now. He's always broke from buying new tools, even though he puts them to use in his work.

Even those he stays broke all the time, he's still alive. I've known many over the years that didn't make the grade.

I've often thought that for persons with this problem music could be a much more desirable addiction--unless they ended up in the music industry, which would almost certainly destroy them. Too many temptations back stage and not enough grounding to keep it stable.

Statistics: Posted by david — Sun Jan 29, 2006 5:45 pm

2006-01-28T01:11:42+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: New member?... WTF?]]> Statistics: Posted by 1four5 — Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:11 am

2006-01-28T00:41:30+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: New member?... WTF?]]> Statistics: Posted by mickeypainless — Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:41 am

2006-01-27T17:08:49+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: New member?... WTF?]]>
3 years ago, I had to talk to a counsellor myself - about a friend who was drinking and abusing pain medication. The advice I got - what I needed to hear - was about self - preservation and limits.

Statistics: Posted by allanlummox — Fri Jan 27, 2006 5:08 pm

2006-01-27T16:57:53+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: New member?... WTF?]]> Statistics: Posted by lorilu — Fri Jan 27, 2006 4:57 pm