I think you would make a great CL! Part of the problem may be the new format that drives folks away. :(
I'm still around. And I appreciate your work here as CL Ibizan. I don't know why it's been so quiet here lately, although that's an interesting thought regarding the fact that people may have succumbed to more serious addictions. I hope that's not the case, although the heroin epidemic is pretty serious where I live is well. Also, maybe the search engines aren't finding this forum quite as easily? Who knows!
I spoke with a cyber friend of mine in the Substance Abuse forum who says her forum appears to be at a stalemate as well.I feel this is most likely due to the opiate epidemic in this country.My feeling in that is two fold........A)I've been sober and clean for 33 years now.I see MORE folks going from alcohol and other drugs to opiates.B)My dayjob is substance abuse counselor for the past 31 years at the same agency.Our client load is 5x the amount of opiate addicts to alcoholics.Many have graduated,unfortunately to the opiates.And there are many rodeos for treatment....in/out...in/out...punctuated w/overdoses and for too many,unfortunately death.We are here to help,,if you would just post....and listen to what we have to say!It IS a New Year for recovery!