hello pharmers - opiate detox support/info forum NEW

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goat
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  The board over the last couple years has been pretty dormant due to Russian bots slamming the board with bot posts.
We had to shut down the easy access to new members with just a email provided gave the right to post a question .

  I hate to see all the work and knowledge shared over the years go to waste. 

 So we are going to try a opiate detox support/info forum.  Main thing that I ask is that posts stay clean and no tips on abuse.

 Thoughts?  
I should be able to add some posters but I do hope some old pharmers are still on board.

thank you G.

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Sure thing man. It’s sounds

Sure thing man. It’s sounds like a promisingly idea.

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I'm in.

I am all for this becoming a thing, with one caveat added to the rules we have had in place since before I have been here: We have always stressed the importance of being civil with one another, and avoid flame wars. I will always do what I can to ensure conversations here stay civil. With that in mind, I would ask all members who participate in the discussions surrounding addiction approach all posts with an open mind, and a willingness to respond to threads in a manner that is constructive. I know that sounds odd coming from me, given my past posts regarding addiction, but I formed my opinions by having a willingness to admit when others had valid points, even if I personally did not agree with said points being presented.

So, if you see a post in the addiction topic that you do not agree with, you are not only within your rights to disagree; you are encouraged to post that you disagree, and we would love it if you would tell us why. I am going into this expecting very sensitive topics to be brought up. If someone says something you do not agree with, please, do not proceed to attempt to curse at them and call them names, and tell us that we couldn't understand unless we've been there. Let's all wear our adult hats, and calmly state, "I disagree with what you stated because.   ." 

This board is too valuable of an instrument to allow it to continue being dormant, so I am 100% in favor of this and am willing to have my beliefs changed (I am not an owner of this site, and had no hand in making this site as great as it is, so please do not take that as me boasting.)

 

 

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when will this begin?

I thought this was a great idea. I always check the site periodicaly and see there is no talk going on. Im more curious how people are learning too cope with the new age of medicine we are all dealing with. Just curious if this is moving forward? Happy holidays

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Hey there, Ocrage

  As it currently stands, I would say that this new section to the forum is more of a concept than it is an absolute reality. The original post was more a way to gauge public interest than it is a promise to come to fruition. Goat and I have spoken about this in the past, in no great detail mind you, and we both want the site to return to it's Glory days, even if that means branching out into an area the site has never really focused on. 

  I 100% agree with something Goat stated (can't remember if it was publicly, or privately, but I think it was public) which was, to paraphrase, this has become an issue that so many are faced with that by not talking about it it would be a disservice. Yes, it would probably generate more posts and participation, but the fact remains that the whole addiction area is a sensitive subject for many, many people. From personal experience, when sensitive subjects are brought up, fact based postings tend to give way to feelings based postings. 

  I have pledged my time to helping make this idea come to be, and would love nothing more than to see more adult, and open, conversations take place here about said issue. That being said, I also completely understand reasons that TeamPharmer, mitomac, and davidm may have for ultimately choosing to not greenlight this project. 

  So, I guess the best answer I have is, "stay tuned". 

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re:

 I wanted to put the idea out there and see if posters still on board support the idea.
Things have been busy with the holidays and I honestly havent been able to dedicate the time yet.
 Maybe the start of the New year will be good.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New year all. 

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That old adage, the only constant is change.....

There is an enormous amount of 'accumulated wisdom' in this forum. I will forum. I intend to be supportive. To all of the old timers, thank you for your time and patience.