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T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jan 8, 2019 - 05:44pm PT
Best wishes Brandon on yer path to sobriety and the next chapter in your life.
You got this!

The Granite State.
Jan 10, 2019 - 01:43pm PT
Looks like I知 getting admitted to this 30 day program in Minneapolis tonight. God, I need this.
John M

Jan 10, 2019 - 02:19pm PT
Brandon, Thats great news!

I hope that you have an opportunity while you are in this program to get some counseling. While I disagree with Ken on the terms used to identify people with alcohol problems.. ( I don't like when people identify themselves as an alcoholic. I believe that leads to them holding on to the problem ) I do agree with him that there is more then one root issue with alcoholism. There is the physical habit/addiction and there is the psychological issue. To get completely free from those issues you need time away from alcohol AND you need to delve into why you abuse alcohol. What do you believe alcohol gives you that you can't get any other way? There are a whole host of questions that you need to answer and a good counselor can help guide you. Just remember that you have to come up with the answers. A counselor can help guide you, but they can not ultimately root those answers in you. You have to do that. So I hope that you get counseling and I hope that you do the work. Because bro.. it is work. Its not easy to dig deep into ones own psychology.

One thing that you should be aware of is that this type programs is just the first step. Its a huge step and can really propel you on your way towards being free from any issues with alcohol. but you need to be aware that there are layers to becoming free from being dependent on alcohol. Often people need to get more counseling once they are through a program. It took me about 3 years to be completely free from any issue with alcohol.

I wish you the best on your journey and please check in with us when you can. That doesn't mean breaking the rules while you are in the program. smiling here. It just means that we want to hear from you when its okay.

All the best,

The Granite State.
Jan 10, 2019 - 04:12pm PT
I知 very uncomfortable writing this, but my buddy is going to set up a go fund me account for my recovery. Even with a scholarship it痴 still $3900. My bank accoount is at like $200 and my barista wife has to cover all the bills. Not sure how thats going to work. Thinking about selling plasma. I値l post a link when he gets it going. I feel like such a f*#king mooch but I dont know what else to do. My dad is poor, and I help support my mom and grandma as it is so borrowing money from family is out of the question. Wifes family is poor as well.

Trad climber
Jan 10, 2019 - 06:05pm PT
I'm sure people will help, even if it's at a very small amount, which will likely be my donation at this time of year.

This last few days has been challenging for me. Without going into details, just want to say how emotionally exhausted I feel. Had a flat tire the other day, and it just took me down. Such a small thing, really, but it's kind of like my emotional battery is easily drained by certain things, which is where I'm at right now, and then even small things can make me just want to curl up and cry.

I'm very lucky that I somehow am one of those lucky ones who really doesn't consider drinking as a way to escape when I feel this way. But I do have to apologize to a lady at the local dog run. Her damned dog was growling at Lucas when we tried to get in and .... while it's true that she could have behaved better, and the meltdown I had was more like *crazy lady* than aimed at her, I know I have to fix my end of that.

Hoping that the issue that has me so emotionally vulnerable right now will pass soon.


Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 10, 2019 - 06:22pm PT
Just saw this. I値l be pulling for you. You know you can do this.

The Granite State.
Jan 11, 2019 - 04:41am PT
Heading in to the facility in a few. No internet allowed there so I値l see you all on the other side!

Social climber
Jan 11, 2019 - 05:11am PT
hey there say, Brandon... couldn't sleep ...

am suddenly have a small problem of my own... (my ear ) ...

so i am up...

best wishes and prayers...
we are all rooting for you...

and, we have had our really poor times and folks having to help us...
i lived my whole married life that way, and us all and the kids,
got by...

so i understand your situation...
i'm finally able to 'float' some, now, more than then...
so NEVER be ashamed to LET a friend help...

we will all try...

the bigger shame is never caring to even try...

the best HONOR, too, that a real friend can have, is:

to be ABLE to help...
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

Out Of Bed
Jan 11, 2019 - 05:34am PT
for their sake[]hope you read-chemical intervention too Dutch-pleez++

Released into general population, Idaho
Jan 11, 2019 - 08:10am PT
We're all rooting for you, Brandon! It works if you work it.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jan 11, 2019 - 08:14am PT
See you the flip side, good luck!

from out where the anecdotes roam
Jan 11, 2019 - 12:42pm PT
what a buddy! you're both going to be enjoying a whole new brand of riches

Trad climber
Jan 11, 2019 - 01:44pm PT
Thanks Aaron. Looking forward to hearing from you in this thread!

Social climber
Jan 11, 2019 - 04:47pm PT
hey there say, all...

got a call from brandon... here is where he will be...


so now-- he on his way...

delete by request of his dear friend aaron...

(just so folks can follow clear, what the delete was all about
i left this stuff in)

Aaron -- just saw your post...
thank you for the share and bearing your heart...

*Brandon_ just call a few hours ago, and shared that
he wanted the address here, so, hope that
has not affected anything, as to you...

thank you for all you are doing... yes-- friend DO best, being
and having, friends!!!
Jim Clipper

Jan 11, 2019 - 05:27pm PT
Great to see the support. Very impressed by Brandon's friends. Best wishes.

Jan 11, 2019 - 08:15pm PT
Thanks, Aaron

Where's the Go fund me?

Jan 11, 2019 - 09:01pm PT
Sorry ...

I'm looking for the link to help you Aaron since you only have a few dollars to your name and have kids.

I can send you a few dollars more?

Social climber
Jan 11, 2019 - 09:54pm PT
hey there, say, oh yes, dear aaron... i sure well, yes, i sure will...

in wanting to him, of course, i did what he had asked...
so, rest assured, here i go to delete, upon your
important request... :)

Social climber
Jan 11, 2019 - 10:04pm PT
hey there say, dear aaron... oh my... of course not-- you have not offended me... we do what we do for friends...

and, of course, i only went by his request-- and thus,
going by yours now...


i am not one to take 'offences' at things...
i know that there are reasons, when folks ask and make

rest assured, too, that all is well...


and, as to your quote below:
oh my no-- your are not being 'too over-bearin' at all
you KNOW best, as you are 'first hand' on the
front line... of the battle field...

I apologize for being a hard ass right now - but the last 3 days took a huge toll on me - I am in a major decompression stage and Brandon will not be thinking clearly for 1-2 weeks as his brain adjusts to being alcohol free.

I will post more later, but please edit that post and get that address off there.

i will also private message and share my
respect for you, there, too...

thank you so much, for being very kind, in your
ways to share all this...

The Good Places
Jan 11, 2019 - 10:04pm PT

just caught this thing, definitely rooting for you Brandon- !

as usual, the weege put it right:
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