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Discussion in 'General Substance Abuse Discussion' started by Joseph, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    @True concern... Thanks so much for this post, my friend. I appreciate the kind words. Unfortunately, @Joseph isn't even associated with this forum anymore. He's been gone for quite a while. So your words will likely fall on deaf ears. Still...I'm moved by your post.

    Quick update on me: After being severely underemployed for almost six years, I finally landed my "dream job." I'm two weeks into my new position as Operations Assistant for a nonprofit based in Michigan called Families Against Narcotics. It's an amazing organization that works hard to educate the community about addiction. We also have a "Hope Not Handcuffs" program that allows anyone wanting help for their addiction to walk into a police station and say so. An "angel" is then called, and that person will assist in getting the struggling person into treatment. We do other things, too. Like Naloxone training (and handing out free Naloxone), family coaching, peer coaching for people battling addiction, etc. I never thought I would have a job that I truly loved. But now I do.

    Peace and love to everyone. Never give up. :)
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  2. DoxyMom

    DoxyMom Community Champion

    @deanokat that is wonderful news for you, congratulations! Since the board has let all the listeners go, where does that leave us? Is there someone we can reach out to? The Spam is not getting taken down even when reported. Jerks selling drugs or dangerous detox herbs on this site is becoming an issue.
    I do wish you well and hope you still stick around for support. We would miss you.
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  3. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    All my anti social Simi psyopathetic melt down's, I knew they would pay off,glad I could help :confused:
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  4. cheffy

    cheffy Community Champion

    @deanokat - I'm very happy for you. I know it's not real easy to find jobs in the mental health arena, so this is a great thing that's happened for you! The Hope Not Handcuffs thing is new to me and sounds like a super thing - a ray of hope - for people in trouble to be able to step forward and use. It's a real move in the right direction in terms of how we, the public, treat people that are hurting. What a great idea! I know you'll do well in your new job - Good luck!
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  5. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    Hope this put a smile on your face,and unfortunately the show must go on until it's done!!
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  6. Onceaddicted77

    Onceaddicted77 Spam fighting Moderator & Realist Community Listener

    Congrats @deanokat I bet that's very rewarding. Happy for you!
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