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Offline Madbadteacher

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Re: Alcoholism and depression
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2019, 02:08:54 PM »
Hi DD.
Yer wrong, they're Turkish Muslims
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Re: Alcoholism and depression
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2019, 03:03:39 PM »
Nae difference is there?

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« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2019, 08:28:56 AM »
Great to hear, minus the dismissal obviously!  Keep it up MBT  :thumbsup:

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Re: Alcoholism and depression
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2019, 09:23:25 AM »
Hi DD.
Yer wrong, they're Turkish Muslims

Aye aye MBT. Sad to read about your issues and then about you getting canned. That's poor. I believe American laws tend to favour the employers but are there grounds for appeal?

My old man has battled alcoholism for much of his adult life. Lived his days as a sailor long before the days of dry ships and regularly put away a shit load of booze. Hasn't touched a drop since the early 2000s. He claims he doesn't find it difficult but I think he does. At the age of 85 and in seemingly excellent health it seems that his actions came just in time to avoid long term effects. It's never too late! I drink very little myself. Next to nothing in fact. Same with drugs. The issues that my family have had with these just fucking put me off tbh.

The quality of American medical care is up there with the highest in the world. If you can afford to pay for it that is. You're nae having to sell your hoose to fund this are you? I assume you're no longer covered under any plan you had through your job? You don't have to answer any of these questions obviously. Just curious as to how this is funded in the good old US of A.

Wish you all the best in yer recovery.

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« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2019, 06:47:57 PM »
Mad bad. Check in. Progress report please.
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Re: Alcoholism and depression
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2019, 02:40:31 PM »
Good morning DTers, things are going well.

The hospital/PHP programme is very goud, great staff and some really good people in the groups I'm in as well. Been busy doing a lot of reading and work at home as well, so I've not been online much, no sinister or worrying reasons, just keeping busy and trying to behave. It's bloody hard work, trust me.

Also been spending hours online on a variety of US government sites trying to navigate for benefits, healthcare etc. If you think UK govt. websites are bad.........over 3 hours on one of them just to apply for short term disability benefits. Even if that gets accepted I'll still have to go for a 2 hour interview.....just as well I keep all my paperwork and records!

Anyway I will check in every so often to keep you guys up to date, thenks!

Oh and COYR, into these weegie bastards today!
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Re: Alcoholism and depression
« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2019, 12:52:33 AM »
Latest update:
Still going for PHP (6 hours a day) treatment but should be going to IOP (3 hours a day soon)
My insurance, through my ex job, has approved my short term disability (STD they call it  :eek:) so that takes pressure off financially. Also, because it was initiated before I was terminated, I get the full 3 months if necessary  :thumbsup:
I have been taking legal advice and it does look like the school have acted against employment law, having offered me time off, unpaid, in January, if and when needed, then did what they did.

All in all I'm doing well, need to be patient as there are still days when it's hard or I meet my triggers but overall it's at least a curve trending upwards.

Again I than you all for your support.
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Re: Alcoholism and depression
« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2019, 07:42:31 AM »
We are all MBT.

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« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2019, 07:49:28 AM »
Glad to hear you're making progress mbt, keep it up

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Re: Alcoholism and depression
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2019, 09:33:46 AM »
We are all MBT.

Glad to hear you're making progress mbt, keep it up

Agree with both of the above.
Keep it going MBT :thumbsup:
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« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2019, 07:55:00 PM »
How are you getting on MBT?

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« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2019, 02:26:09 PM »
Ended up doing 28 days in residential treatment, just got out on Monday. so far so good......
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Re: Alcoholism and depression
« Reply #32 on: May 17, 2019, 02:33:19 AM »
Well done, MB. As I'm sure you have been told fuckloads, one day at a time, my friend.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #33 on: May 17, 2019, 09:01:53 PM »
Keep it up mate  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #34 on: July 24, 2019, 12:48:21 AM »
How's the progress MBT?

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« Reply #35 on: July 24, 2019, 12:55:46 AM »
Well still sober, started a new teaching job on Monday.
I’ll reach 60 days clean tomorrow.

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« Reply #36 on: July 24, 2019, 01:52:18 AM »
That's awesome news, MBT! You looking forward to getting back to work?

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« Reply #37 on: July 24, 2019, 12:46:17 PM »
Glad to hear it, MBT.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Alcoholism and depression
« Reply #38 on: July 26, 2019, 01:40:22 PM »
Thanks👍
Been a good first week, if a bit of a culture shock at the school “network’s” training, very ‘murcan da da da at times 😱🤣
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