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Discussion in '~ Articles ~ Info ~ Links ~ Data ~' started by Rohan, Feb 5, 2004.

  1. Rohan

    Rohan Well-Known Member

    Thank you for taking the time to read this!

    For our numbers we are a close knit "family" and such an awesome group of people! But most of us don't personally "know" anyone on this board.
    I just wanted to say that we all need to have a basic "common sense" attitude while online. We need to stay safe and use caution when considering giving out private information, taking or giving advice, and of course meeting anyone in person.
    We are a diverse group here, all in different stages of recovery. Some of our members are at their wits end and are desperate to get help. We have all been there. When thinking about this and how at one point in my recovery I would have smeared peanut butter all over myself, eaten a pound of raw fish and gone running through the jungle if I thought it would help me get sober.
    Now and then we get people recommending and even OFFERING treatments, detoxes, etc. (I am NOT talking about the DOCTORS who post here). This is one of the great things about this site, we all share. All of this information sharing is a great encouragement. But we all need to keep in mind that just because someone posts here with an idea or even a treatment DOES NOT mean that it is necessarily safe or effective. If someone offers an indvidual a treatment of any kind on this forum, please do not assume that any of us know the legitimacy of the treatment and/or have tried it ourselves. Ultimately it is up to you to decide what treatment choices you are going to make.
    Well other than that, let's just keep on doing what we're doing because IT'S WORKING! Our board keeps growing and is fast becoming one of the best resources for recovery on the net!
    Thank you for taking the time to hear me out!
  2. Jessie

    Jessie Well-Known Member

    It's funny...my doctor was asking me about this site wanting to know how many websites that his name was posted on as a Dr who's licencensed to give Bup. I just told him that most of the websites list links to the Samsha site where there's a physician locator and he's listed there...I would love to share this site with other of his patients who may be having a problem..But I'm afraid he'll come here and figure out how bad I really am...LOL....kinda selfish, i know...But I am considering asking him if he would come here to post and answer any questions some may have about addiction and Bup therapy....not sure what to do...
  3. spring

    spring Administrator

    Just last week I sent this link on to the inpatient rehab I went to. I asked the detox nurse to pass it on to patients as one souce of support after going home.

    I too, was wondering if I was doing the right thing. That sort of blows my anonyimity cover. Since my addiction doc is a part of that rehab, the way I see it, it will help keep me on the straight and narrow. :)

    ~~~Do the right thing and risk the consequences~~~Spring~~~
  4. spring

    spring Administrator

    This was originally posted in the FAQs forum last February. It's time to bring it back to the top again.

    I have been getting a lot of emails from members afraid that giving advice to someone could cause some serious consequences whether it be medical problems for the one seeking advice or legal problems for the board.

    I guess I just assume that a person taking advice from someone who is not an MD will take what they need out of it but use caution at the same time, but maybe I assume too much.

    To all who come here for answers...there is no "one size fits all" treatment. Please use your common sense when asking for advice and above all remember that we are NOT MDs. here....we are recovering addicts with life experience sharing what we know.

    ~~ I can't....We can! ~~
  5. Jonesinhard

    Jonesinhard Well-Known Member

    Spring...perhaps there should be some type of disclaimer statement when folks sign up...to the effect that "advice here is for the most part not from MD's or Professional health care providers....but from people whom have in all likelihood experienced what you(the new member) may be going through now..it is our hope and intention to share life experiences with one another as a means of detoxing and healing...you should always seek the opinion of a Medical Professional"....or something of that nature ?? I think if it were worded properly, it would protect the board from any legal issues, as well as an up front "heads up" to our new members .......

    Just a thought...and how are you ??? by the way ?? well I hope !!

  6. girlinterupted

    girlinterupted Well-Known Member

    this would be good to sticky Spring.
  7. chet

    chet Well-Known Member

    There was a guy on here giving ibogaine treatments. He emailed me about it since I made a post about it. Beware!!!!!


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