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Hi Ad:

I don't know if anyone else has mentioned this or not, but it is very alarming to me the amount of Tylenol you are taking in a day. If you are taking 15 to 20 325mg of Tylenol per day that is 4875mg to 6500 mg. The MAX allowed per day is 4000 mg and that is ONLY if you are an OCCASSIONAL user of Tylenol. It is HIGHLY recommended if you take Tylenol on a regular basis you should not exceed more than 3000 mg (some say 2800 mg).

Tylenol is toxic to the Liver. You are on a terrible path of destruction. You will die. Only you can decide if it will be sooner than later.

Trust me as one who has lost a brother to addiction (alcohol), a best friend (drugs) and I currently have a brother who is dying right this minute from chirosis of the liver. You have it easy. It will be your loved ones, your family and friends who have been left behind that have to deal with your addiction and try to pick up the pieces of what choices you make in life.

That's the kicker though. You do have CHOICES. Only you can decide what YOU want to do. We will be here to support you, but you have to make that choice.

This may have come off as harsh, but I wanted you to see it from the other side of the coin. I don't have any addiction issues, and I don't mean to preach, but it's very hard on the families of the person who is addicted. I have been through countless therapy sessions in order to deal with the guilt of the CHOICES that my two brothers and best friend have made in the course of my life, and how it has affected me!

Just wondering if you've thought about it from your hubby's perspective, or your mom and dad (if they are still living), or your best friend, or your children (if you have them).

I could almost bet the ranch that they would love to see the "old" Ad back. The pre-addicted Ad. The warm, loving, person. Know that this is a progressive disease, and at some point, it will get harder and harder to cold turkey. Your life could actually be in jeopardy to stop cold turkey without medical intervention. That's just the nature of the beast of addiction. Many have to undergo medical supervision to detox "safely".

Don't be afraid to ask for help from friends, family and your physician. Again, I could almost bet that they are not as blind or as unaware as you may think they are. Most have probably known you have had a problem before you realized you did. Just saying. I would almost bet that any true friend would get behind you and support you unconditionally.

So again, I have to say, the only person who can decide to do this is you. You are the one calling the shots. You have to be the one "ready" to be finished with this mad rollercoaster of addiction. So one last question would be are your REALLY ready??

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers Ad.


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