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    1. redtail57
      deanokat - I forgot my password so they sent me a temporary one to sign in problem. After signing in I went to change the pw to one of my own, ok when it asks for my existing pw I put in the one they gave me then I put in my new one and hit save then it says the existing pw you entered is not correct . I am signed in using the pw they gave me .What am I to do ?
    2. Liola
      hi there i just wanted to say hi...
      i wrote dominica for some advise for my step son and thought just to send you a hello...i'm going to shoot true concern a hello as well...
      you 3 are my peeps!
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    3. Liola
      yay i am! Hello recovery and wanna bees world...I'm back in thanks to deanokat!
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    4. Liola
      i think i'm on...all i did was refresh the page...i didn't sign in or anything and i ain't changing the password right now...i'm filled with gratitude to you deanokat!!!!
      am i on as Liola?
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    5. Cametobelieve0202
      Hey so I was looking at the “notable members” your the only one that has posted since 2016. What happend to the rest of them?
    6. Lucy44
      How safe is this site to be honest and discuss real life issues with distance abuse?
      1. Missmomma8782
        Very safe if u protect your identity and even if I tell the world your perscise location you came to the site for a reason picture yourself at the ledge of the cliff now all u have to jump I personally jump into tropical island Waters of realistic every day Life lol so it doesn't always have to be unknown drakness or strong seas it's all up to you
        Apr 21, 2018
    7. Silentgirl
      Can some body email me
    8. Silentgirl
      I need someone that can tell me how detox works the withdrawals I never been in detox before
    9. Silentgirl
      Thank you for writing I appreciated but I notice that you’re not an addition
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    12. gabss123
      I know you stated that you are a previous addict. Do you have any background in healthcare, addiction services, psychiatric services, etc?
      1. deanokat
        I am NOT a previous addict and have never stated that I was. I am the father of an adult son who has struggled with addiction for 12+ years.
        Jun 9, 2017
    13. gabss123
      Do you moderate the posts on this site for accuracy?
      1. deanokat
        I moderate the posts on this site as best I can. If you have something you'd like to bring to my attention, please feel free to do so.
        Jun 8, 2017
    14. Worried I care more
      Worried I care more
      @deanokat Thank you for reaching out to me. I appreciate all the positive feed back and information. I will definitely look into the site you had posted. You're a true inspiration to all of us lost in this mysterious world of drug addiction.
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      2. deanokat
        My pleasure, @Worried I care more. Just trying to help people navigate their way through their struggles. :)
        Mar 31, 2017
    15. Loso
      Deanokat just visiting and thanking you for all the good vibes you send out you are helpful in times of need.. thankyou.. :)
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    16. Lost_n_HI
      Hey just curious, what made you think that I'm in Hawaii? I'm not meth-noid. Just wondering cuz I don't recall ever mentioning any location.
    17. Drug free world
      Drug free world
      I got your email, could you please email me at I don't know how to private message you. He passed away due to the addiction
    18. Donnchadh
      Hi deanokat just sending a big hi your way and to let you know that I value all your post's your a shining gem in an ocean of darkness. What you post makes a lot of sense to me and I'm sure to others who want to take your advice. Lot's of love to you and all yours ☺
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      2. deanokat
        Thanks, my friend. :)
        Aug 29, 2016
    19. Donnchadh
      Hi deanokat!good to bump into you, I have only discovered this site yesterday I'm not to tech savvy so please bear with me as I learn how to use it properly.I just hope I can make some constructive contribution that might help someone.I hope your doing good ☺
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    20. bhu
      Hey deanokat! Just wanted to say hi. I look forward to seeing your avatar in forums, because I know I'll generally agree with the experience, strength and hope in your posts. Hope all is well with your and yours. :-)
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    Home page:
    Grosse Pointe, Michigan
    Writer/Blogger/Recovery Advocate
    The father of a son in long-term recovery from addiction, I also quit drinking in September of 2008 when a family therapist at my son's treatment facility told me to "be the change you want to see in your son." I am passionate about helping others and constantly work to help break the stigma associated with addiction and mental health issues. In addition to a personal blog that chronicles my experiences with my son, I also write for other websites, including The Huffington Post and The Fix.



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    “Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up.” --Anne Lamott