Lost a friend yesterday...

Old 04-09-2015, 07:08 AM
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Lost a friend yesterday...

I posted a few weeks back about a friend of mine...Who reached out for help to me...I went to see him and listened and together we took action.

I called my sponsor and we got him into a detox center. He was in terrible shape and needed help. Unfortunately he checked himself out of the detox 2 days later.

I heard from him the day he left detox...And never again. Last night i got the terrible news. My friend has passed away.

Please say a prayer for him. And enjoy your life while you are here.

Tomorrow is not guaranteed for anyone.

Thank you.
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I'm very sorry, Findingtheway. What a horrible illness.
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I'm so sorry to hear this news. It is, however, a reminder to me how precious my recovery is. (((hugs)))
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Old 04-09-2015, 07:19 AM
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I am sorry for your loss. I will say a prayer for everyone involved.

People seem to cringe when they hear that recovery is about life or death. I have seen enough death before and during my short two years sober to know that it is the cold hard truth.
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Old 04-09-2015, 07:24 AM
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So sorry to hear about your friend. You are so right... enjoy every minute we have on earth. Don't squander time in a bottle.
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Old 04-09-2015, 07:26 AM
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Yep, this is no joke.

I am so sorry...

I send u a cyber hug.
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Old 04-09-2015, 07:27 AM
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My thoughts to you and your family, as well as the family of your friend. Another solemn reminder of the deadliness of addiction.
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I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your friend.
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Old 04-09-2015, 07:33 AM
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Such a sad story. I'm really sorry for your lose. John
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Old 04-09-2015, 07:36 AM
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Sorry for your loss.

Thanks for the reminder of what we're dealing with.
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Old 04-09-2015, 09:34 AM
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Im sorry for your loss (((Finding))) this happened to me very early in my sobriety i know your hurting and i just want you to know you always have us to lean on

you can pm if you want to talk 24/7

Sending thoughts prayers & condolences
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Old 04-09-2015, 10:16 AM
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Sorry for your loss.
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Old 04-09-2015, 10:41 AM
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I'm so very sorry for your loss!
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Old 04-09-2015, 12:11 PM
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Cunning, baffling and powerful - thanks for sharing this. Always tragic when we lose those we love to the potentially avoidable.

My prayers are for you to continue doing 12th step work - That is your testament to yourself and your friend.

Peace to you Finding........
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Sorry for your loss Finding.

Tomorrow is definitely not guaranteed for anyone. That's what keeps me sober today.

Prayers to you and your friend.
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Old 04-09-2015, 12:31 PM
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Sorry for your loss.

I see how serious addiction is.

Prayers to your friend and his family
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Very sorry for our loss Finding!!
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Old 04-09-2015, 03:08 PM
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So very sad Finding. You did all you could to help your friend. Prayers going up for him - and for you to be comforted.
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Old 04-09-2015, 03:21 PM
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Prayers going out to you and those that loved him. I hate this disease!

I have witness his story far too many times as I walk amongst the tombstones.

None of us knows when we have used up our last relapse but 2,500,000 people die annually because we think we have it under control.
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