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    Exclamation Hello Community I am the owner of SoberandRecoveryHotline.com

    Hello to everyone. My name is Mason Arnao and I am a devoted husband to my childhood soulmate and a father of 2 beautiful kids. I have a very extensive Web Development and Computer background.

    The reason I decided to build this website is to honor my mother and father who passed away within 1 year of each other specifically from Drugs and Alcohol. My mother was 49 when she passed and i will never forget our last few words to each other. She called me up and told me she didn't feel good and I told her to lay down and relax and she said I love you and we hung up.. Well that was it she fell asleep and never woke up again. I was in church when i received the call on a Sunday morning and it just absolutely crushed me. Her autopsy report said overdose of vodka mixed with Aspirin. Then my Father passing year before her of bladder cancer from drinking a ton of alcohol and smoking 2 packs of cigarettes a day did him in. I was 32 when it happened and was going through some extremely rough times financially and going through a divorce and loosing my home so my life really hit rock bottom. I started turning to alcohol and Xanax to try to numb the pain but I was just completely shell shocked from everything happening pretty much at once so i would have to drink more and more to try to erase that dark endless pit in my gut. After about a 2 week binge I woke up one morning and just felt so sick that i turned to the very thing that killed my parents so I immediately threw everything in the garbage and from that day I started building my life back.

    Now fast forward 7 years (2016) and I have 2 perfect little babies, a girl and a boy. My daughter is just turning 3 on 5-5-2016 which coincidentally is my mothers birthday and my son turns 1 on July 4th 2016. Drugs and Alcohol took my parents away from me and my kids will never meet or have that extra special bond that only grandparents can give all because of Drugs and Alcohol. There's not a day that goes by that i don't think of my parents and how much my daily life today is a direct reflection of them. I know they are here spiritually with us all the time but my mother would ask me every single day when im going to make her a grandmother and I just was not in any position at the time to even entertain that thought.

    So this brings me to why I spent all this time, money, programming, and market research to build an open a free community as a resource guide for some people who are going through rough times in their life in regards to Drug and Alcohol addiction. You will NEVER be judged on this board and no question is too small or strange to ask.. Also note that this community is on my private servers and none of your information will ever be shared with any 3rd party under any circumstances for any purpose whatsoever. You should also note that this website should not be used for any medical advise as we are not certified physicians and and information in the community should NOT be taken as Medical Advise. If you have suicidal thoughts you should immediately seek medical attention from a licensed professional. We will have those number readily available at the top of the website at all times for your convenience.

    If this community even helps one person then I have done my job here. We have a wonderful man that is one of the main moderators of the community and he was a serious Drug addict for 20 years and now he is minister and goes around talking to other people that are thick in the middle of battling drug and alcohol addiction. His name is Minister Gregory Hammond and he's one of the most pure souls you will ever meet. You can contact him anytime to talk about anything and he will listen with an open heart and guide you in the right path he sees fit.

    I want to personally thank each and every one of you for joining our community and I really hope that this website can touch thousands of lives and do our part in helping stop this crazy epidemic that is taking so many of our friends and family. You can reach me anytime if needed by PM'ing me on the board or emailing me directly at info@soberandrecoveryhotline.com. Anything you write to me directly or on this community is with FULL Anonymity!

    Thank You and remember you have the inner strength to overcome anything but you really have to want to quit deep in your root of your soul, you just need the proper keys to unlock that strength

    Sincerely
    Mason
    SoberandRecoveryHotline.com - Webmaster
    Last edited by Mason; 05-10-2016 at 05:34 AM.

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    Thank you, Mason, for your wonderful post. And for honoring your parents.
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    Thank you Tracy! I am so happy that you joined the community!

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    Why, thank you! I am very excited to see this forum. There's so little opportunity for people to go in a "safe" environment in which to share their thoughts freely. I'm looking forward to sharing my story with ya'll as every time I've shared it, someone has been touched for the better. Not for anything I've said or done, but for my personal experiences through this "hell" we call addiction. I'm going to have a look around, read all the posts, and make my contribution. Believe me, I don't plan on keeping quiet! No, my heart is way too full and too heavy for that! Thanks again to all the people who are sharing their stories - and those who are sharing only through tears - and wearing their hearts "on their sleeve", as the oldies used to say.

    ~ 4tRACY520
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    thanks

    Hey Mason, my man!

    I just read what you said to chicken in that other post and didn't know you started this place. Freakin' awesome!

    Thanks for sharing your story with us, man. Wow, being a kid in that kinda family is tough, real tough.

    I guess it either kills ya or makes you strong, and we can all see how it went for you.

    Thanks!

    And thanks from all those who can't speak.

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    Mason, great job!

    Mason, I just wanted to let you know I appreciate the great job you've done around here. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by holyjames62 View Post
    Mason, I just wanted to let you know I appreciate the great job you've done around here. Thanks!
    Thanks guys!!!! I am going to use all my SEO and marketing skills to get this website out there and help as many people as we can get to! Good things to come
    Mason
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    Hi Mason

    Hi Mason, guess you're they guy who is working this forum. Your story made me cry. What we do to children is a crime!

    Anyway, I'm putting you on notice. I need help. My drug of choice is alcohol - it's a terrible task master and a worse lover. I've been trying to stop for many years. Tried group rehab sessions - what a crock!

    Tried individual therapy sessions; ok if you can afford it. Now that's a crazy cycle! You have a nice job that pays all the bills. You start drinking alone too much, because you're lonely. How's that working out? It's getting you later for work.

    At risk of losing your job, you drink more to numb yourself. That action gets you deeper in crap with the boss, no matter how hard you try to hide it.

    Then, one day, you sleep in too late and you're met by the boss at the door. You're given 10 minutes to get your stuff and say goodbye to your workmates, friends you've had for 12 years.

    POOF! Your therapy sessions, the ones you've tried so hard to keep, and work through the program with, is gone. Kapoot.

    So, here I am - again. No job, no money, no friends. Nothing. Then today, I find this forum. It looks like there may be something here that can help.

    Well, that's where I'm at. I need help. I need a friend - no, friends.

    Thanks for starting this forum. I'll try to come often; no promises. I have learned you don't have a life when you're drinking. You stay hypnotized with the bottle until you find something else that is stronger. I'm counting on this forum's strength. At least, as long as I have electricity. No idea how long I get to stay in my apartment. Another gift from my wicked master.

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    Hello. I have been thinking about your post and I would really love to introduce you to Minister Gregory. He has been in your shoes and he turned if life around and I think you would get great comfort from talking to him. Can I have him contact you? I can totally relate to what your going through and feeling right now. My mother was an absolute slave to the bottle and she actually went into a coma for almost 2 months from drinking 2 gallons of vodka straight and they didn't think she was going to come out of it. Well, she did come out of it one day and the next day she went right back to drinking. It really sickens me that I couldn't be there for her at her time of need. I think about that often if she would still be alive if i just jumped on a plane and did everything I could to help her stop drinking. You are NOT alone now we are available to talk to you anytime you need! Please please contact me personally or Greg anytime day or night and I will be happy to talk to you. I will PM you my personal phone number if you want to talk.. I am going to reach out to Gregory and he is going to be in touch with you tomorrow. Please answer him I think he has a very important message for you that could change your life like it did his. I am so sorry your going through this!!!!
    Mason

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    Kitware, I hear ya!

    Hey, girl! Sorry you're going through so much. Wish I could help, too. All I can say, really, is to hang in there. Try not to beat yourself up. If you mess up, just try again. Hope that helps.

    And yes, alcohol is a wicked master.

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