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Giving back

Jul 30, 2013 - 0 comments

Hello to all:
I know I haven't been very active on the forum for a while,  but I have been pursusing my PhD. I would have never been able to do this without getting sober. This forum has given me a new life and  I am soooo grateful to all of the unselfish people at MH Today an addict posted to my original thread crying out  for help and I replied. After I sent the reply I went back and re-read my thread and I was amazed again at the support I received while going through the trails and tribulations of my road to sobriety. I have great respect to all of the people on this forum and you all have become special friends to Ash and I. You are a great part of our lives and heart. We love you all for what you have done for both of us as without your support  don't know if I would be where I am today 1125 days sober.  So please all reflect back and congratulate yourselves. Ash & I love you all.
To all of you that are struggiling with addiction PLEASE heed the advice of the great people on this forum as they WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE.

Peace & Love
Ashley & Rick

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My Dad is looking out for me

Sep 30, 2012 - 3 comments

Actually, I have been feeling pretty good latley. I now that this may sound strange (or maybe not) but I hav a very vivid dream about me and my Dad sitting in our old apartment in Brooklyn we had when I was just about 5 or 6 years old. We were sitting at the card table my Dad had that he an the other firefighters use to play poker on. I used to sneak down from my room and listen to the guys and he would always catch me and say "If you go back to bed I'll let you play one of my hands" Of course this thrilled me and everytime I would win $5.00. Of course I found out when I was older they all let me win.

The next thing I know in the dream is that I am older (my age now) and so is my father and he said to me "See son I know you would get better and get off those terrible drugs" He then gave me a huge hug and I had this feeling of energy coursing through my body and no pain. He then said "I'm proud of you so be happy and take care of your Mother and Ashley, I have to go now" I asked where are you going and he said " I am going back to the firehouse to meet Frank and Andy" With that he was gone. The thing about that Frank and Andy were firefighters I new when I was a kid and they both died fighting a fire. Since that dream I have felt a sense of happiness and joy. Hence the silliness lately.

I told Ashley and she said "See Pop came back to check on you and he wants you to to be happy and pain free"  I feel like he came down from heaven to take some of my pain away and he did.

I love you Dad and R.I.P. knowing I am doing good.

Peace & Love

Two plus years off oxys

Jul 08, 2012 - 0 comments

I now have 2 + years clean off the evil Oxycontin. I has been a long struggle but I take it one day at a time and that's how I remain sober. Aftercare is an essential part of staying clean, you have to create a plan and then stick to it. Staying clean is a full time job and you have to work your recovery. To all of you out there that are just starting out on your journey to sobriety, it can be achieved as I am living proof of that. Thank you Lord for giving me the wisdom to make it and to my beautiful soulmate I love you more today then ever. God Bless you all---Rick

Another day

Jun 25, 2012 - 0 comments

Without oxys, Yesterday was a great day, today is a great and tomorrow will be what it will be. Just need to take it one day at a time. So Keep on Keepin on.