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Addiction/Recovery crew- this is a great example of addiction in action

28 March, 2014
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It’s been crazy watching his downward spiral on YouTube, and when you learn his background, the denial is so intensely obvious. Sober 6 years, relapses, wife boots him, lives in garage, goes homeless, makes money off eating things on YouTube and lives in a Motel 6, sees no problem. I can’t watch him consume all […]

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Troubling point in life. 22

28 March, 2014
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I’m not working, slowly running out of money, my girlfriend feels that it’s not good either obviously. It’s really slow in the winter to be working at a nail salon. I can’t sleep, I play too much pokemon/dota(I’m Asian) because life is losing it’s excitement, she seems to be on edge and attacking me late(I’m […]

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Ever have an intervention with an older relative? What happened?

28 March, 2014
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Not getting into details here, but I have a relative who is about to kill herself from overexertion related to a "hobby" of sorts. She’s far too old, has no help, and I expect that unless she stops someone will find her dead. We have openly "hinted" that she needs to stop. She gets very […]

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Breakups and lingering thoughts that accompany them

28 March, 2014
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I’m 22 years old and just recently got out of a 1 year relationship that was rocky at best. It was a fun, heated, relationship from the start and digressed into something miserable and toxic for the both of us. We both are young and on our way to college educations and agreed to base […]

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Quitting job at the end of the year to run my business full time and I’m terrified

28 March, 2014
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I’ve had my company for a few years now, but it has been hard to grow working a more than full time job. Especially since I’m not very aggressive in terms of sales on account of my self confidence issues. With that said, I decided that I’m not going to really go anywhere in life […]

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Have I just become bipolar?

28 March, 2014
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For the past 19 years I have been struggling with low energy levels, low mood and lack of motivation, to the extent I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (which I disagreed with) I saw several psychologists in this time, but they all failed to recognise the signs of depression, as I wasn’t feeling sad […]

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Lonely at work

28 March, 2014
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I’m in maintenance at work. Usually guys run around and tagteam jobs. I enjoyed doing that when I was on emergency calls, especially when I was with someone I enjoyed being around. A year and a half ago I and this other guy interviewed a job installing machinery here. It’s a temporary maintenance position, about […]

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Obamacare

28 March, 2014
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I would like advice on what the rest of you are going through and what you think I should do in my situation. I make approximately 41,000 per year. 11,000 of that goes to taxes. I get back about 1,300. I have other expenses such as property tax, food, bills, and the same things all […]

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Do you have questions about AA/NA 12 Step Meetings? *open thread*

28 March, 2014
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A lot of people are curious but don’t know what to expect. Instead of trying to tell everyone everything I can think of, I’ll just answer questions. *open thread*= questions are asked by anyone, not just people who may have a drug problem. Friends/family/coworkers welcome. Stickied. And if you want to ask a question anonymously […]

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My manager is making my life hell.

15 December, 2013
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So, I work for a woman that has serious boundary issues to the point of being unprofessional. I sometimes call her on it which naturally only serves to inflame the situation as she becomes angry for days or weeks afterward. But I do need to make her aware that her behavior makes me uncomfortable. To […]

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