I recently had bumped into a young lady who had went to high school with my son. She has been graduated now for about 6 or 7 years. After catching me up on what she had been doing with her life since graduating she told me that she used to be an alcoholic and had a drug addiction.
I told her that I was sorry that this had happened to her and told her that if she ever needed help or just wanted somebody to talk to; that my wife and I are always available for her. Then she told me that thanks to god she is now clean and has been for about 18 months. I just smiled and said good for you and said this; "Don't short change yourself or the people who helped you during this very difficult time!" And she said; "What do you mean?" And, I told her that, "The people and family who were there during your troubled times are the real people that deserve the thanks and praise; and most importantly...thank yourself!"
Anyway, I was just wanting to hear from other like-minded ladies and gentlemen on what they would or have said to someone in a similiar situation. And, please feel free to critic my response to this young lady!
Thanks, Peace out!
I love this site too. Rational discourse is wonderful... and a stark contrast to the emotion thought that runs rampant everywhere else!.
Join loc. NORML (facebook's nice)
and have lawyers' # handy
decrim in many cities lately btw fck the mainstream hype
There's a group here at the Nexus (it's plugged regularly on ShockNet Radio's American Heathen and other shows) called Sober WithOut Gods. It's an Atheist alternative to AA and similar organizations.
Kind of small here, but worth checking out. Here's the link to the group: http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/soberwithoutgods
Hope this helps!!!
Here! Here! Your preaching to the choir here, brother! Lol!