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Dam Glad to be back, sober and living the dream post Prison!!!

Discussion in 'Heroin ~ Addiction and Recovery' started by Freefly, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. Freefly

    Freefly Well-Known Member

    Yepper I walked out of Prison on 12.16.13 three years to the day I over dosed while driving and ran into two cars and put 4 people in the hospital. Thank God they are all ok.
    I was in a drug treatment program in prison as well. I lost my house, got divorced after 17 years but I did find my bottom. Today my life is all about recovery. I hit at least one meeting a day if not two, have a great job, one of my sons is moving in with me and me and my x wife are best friends. I only have this because of my God and a kick *** 12 step program. Anyways just wanted to say hello. 14.5 months clean and life does not suck! Tim
  2. peacenik

    peacenik Administrator

    Wow, been a long time Tim congratulations on your recovery :)
  3. Freefly

    Freefly Well-Known Member

    Ya man Prison saved my dam life I was so out of control. So glad to be in the right state of mind today. Thanks Dave..
  4. krish

    krish Well-Known Member

    I have thought about you and wondered what happened. Glad you came out of it and are able live the life you know you can have. I was wondering how your son was too. I hope he is doing as well as you. The best thing a parent can do is live by example, sometimes less "preaching" but just living by example is what they need to "see".
    I hope you keep posting, many people can learn from you... it never is too late , is it?
  5. Freefly

    Freefly Well-Known Member

    My son is 20 and lost in his addiction, he od's it seems like ever other week, in and out of jail or rehab. His mom kicked him out and i told him he can not live it me either. All i can do is live my life day by day doing the right things and pray for him. He is on his own journey and until he has had enough pain he will not change. I hope he gets to see what life is like sober and not die but that's not my will.
  6. bolt

    bolt Well-Known Member

    Sometimes getting off the street is the only way. The thing is you don't realize it until much later. Only people who have lost it know the true value of freedom. I hope and pray your son does not have to go threw what we have...stay busy..keep posting!
  7. Freefly

    Freefly Well-Known Member

    Kirsh and Bolt thanks for the kind words, thoughts and prayers. Yes we need to each hit our own bottom. I was in a hole and put down the shovel, when I stopped digging I could look up and see the lite.
  8. Prace1983

    Prace1983 Member

    Very nice to read your post, Tim. Yes, only by hitting the bottom will a person really see reason. Or sometimes not at all. Good thing you did see the light. Keep it up. You might have some trouble staying clean, but you can do it.
  9. Freefly

    Freefly Well-Known Member

    As for today I have ZERO trouble staying clean. I have had Zero thoughts of drinking or using dope or ANY mind altering substance. For me I live a 100% life of recovery. I cut out EVERY negative person in my life, I just hang with my family, people at work or people in recovery that's it and it works just for today! Thanks!! TR
  10. loralee

    loralee Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear the rest of the story and find out you are doing good. I still remember your post 3 years ago where you said "I took my will back". Congratulations and best wishes for a great 2014!!

  11. Freefly

    Freefly Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I get to have a life today vs the so called life of living to use and using to live. That is not a life.
  12. Freefly

    Freefly Well-Known Member

    Lets see still sober and loving my life. My 20 year old son lost his battle on 8.1.14 due to an overdose but i hit a step meeting that night. All in Gods plan not mine. Hope all is well. www.amaninrecovery.org thats me.Tim
  13. Bonita

    Bonita Well-Known Member


    I am so sorry to read about your son. Very happy to read that you're still with us.

    Reading your posts played a role in saving my life, thanks for sharing.
  14. spring

    spring Administrator

    Wow Tim..Hello! I looked over your site and I have to say I think this is a wonderful idea and a much needed service!
    And since you're only about 80 miles away across Lake Michigan, I'm wondering if you are/can be available to speak at our high schools in this county? If so, then I will contact the schools and we can take it from there.

    There seems to be such an epidemic of heroin use among our young people in this area!
    So please elaborate. Tell us more about what you do so we can help you spread the word.

    PS: I'm so sorry to hear about your son Tim. I was reading this thread not too long ago and wondering how he was doing. I'm so sorry to hear this.
  15. Freefly

    Freefly Well-Known Member

  16. Lostandfound

    Lostandfound Member

    That is awesome...such an inspiration! Going to prison is what saved my life during my first and most fierce battle with addiction. I stayed clean for a year after getting out, relapsed, and ended up back in prison within 6 months of the relapse. It happened so fast before I knew it. I am now getting clean again after a short period of use and I am terrified of repeating the cycle. Tim, your story gives me hope! I think once I have more clean time I want to help other addicts as well. I have heard that helping other people is the best way to stay sober yourself.
  17. spring

    spring Administrator

    Good for you! It's a goal to work towards.
    That is why I continue to stay on at this board, to give back helps me to go forward. I wish I had the ability to speak in front of an audience but writing is my better strength so here I'll stay.
  18. Freefly

    Freefly Well-Known Member

    amen Hope is great

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