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Old 04-12-2007, 01:58 PM
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Well, you sure do give me hope. My friend is hoping to get into a really intense rehab program if he ends up in a KY prison. He's in his 40's and all I can do is support him and pray like crazy that it sticks this time. As we all know, it's so hard to stay clean especially after you get out of prison, but to see that some can do it, it's very reassuring. Keep it up and I'll plan on sending you another Whoo Hoo in a year!
Thank You!! If your friend does Ky time, have him try to get to Two Rivers in Covington. It is a halfway house/ treatment center. It can be quite difficult being there but if he works the program it does help. There is an especially awesome AA sponsor who brings in a program on Saturday night, his name is Don G. and I still consider him my sponsor and keep in touch with him, such a wonderful man!! Best of luck to your friend and to all!!

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It is my birthday [49th] and I will not get high, even tho I really want to, will call Don tonight!!
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Old 04-12-2007, 02:31 PM
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Thank you so much Joe. I haven't been on in awhile and it was great to see your post. "Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Joe, Happy Birthday to YOU." (You are so glad you couldn't hear me singing.) Stay strong today, have a great talk with Don and I will let my friend know about Two Rivers. And, just remember how good you will feel tomorrow, by staying clean today. Happy Day Joe
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Old 04-12-2007, 10:38 PM
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Happy Happy Happy Birthday...I know what an addiction can do to & for someone...I pray that you made through the day and for many many more. You are being a big inspiration to many here but being out & staying out AND by showing that you can stay clean ( even though temption comes and it will come believe me)...
Stay strong & Be Blessed
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Old 04-17-2007, 02:18 PM
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Congratulations, best of luck to you and I'm so happy that you are beating the odds!!!
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:18 PM
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Made it through the birthday just fine!! Life is awesome!! Thanks everyone for the good wishes!!
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Congrats Big Joe and happy belated birthday. I wish you many more. I hope life continues to be awesome for you and gets better day by day.
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Old 04-26-2007, 11:23 AM
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congrats..stay strong!
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Wow, way to go!! =) I bet it feels good knowing you beat those stats, huh? LOL
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Old 05-29-2007, 02:48 PM
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Wow, way to go!! =) I bet it feels good knowing you beat those stats, huh? LOL
YES!! It feels awesome!! 26 months ago I would not have thought it possible! It has sure not been easy, I have had to isolate myself a lot but whatever it takes, it is worth it!! Never again will I be just a number!! Thanks for reaching out to me!!
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YEAH, Joe!!!! Great to see you STILL BEATING THOSE STATISTICS!!!! Keep up the great work! You give us ALL hope and something to strive for!

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Reading your post, congrats!! Know it was long ago how are you? Are you still doing well and are you still sober if you were an addict? I have a family member who does not have a drug charge; but has some addiction problems, he is incarcerated for the 3rd time over some piddly theft charge, this time they gave him 12 years. Would really like to hear your story and get an update of where you are now?

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Well, as of Saturday [3-18-06] I survived the statistics, they say that a drug offender has an 80% chance of reoffending within one year of release! I have one year and two days out and still as determined to stay out!!!! Six more months of supervised parole and I will just about feel that I can make it the whole way!
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