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Old 04-01-2014, 02:07 AM   #126
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Meh, I blacked out and busted in 21st. No idea how I busted.
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Old 04-03-2014, 02:22 AM   #127
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Damn man; sorry to hear about your struggles, but also thank you for sharing them. I hope this blog is therapeutic for you; I am sure it is for others. You're intelligent, insightful, and have tangible skills (to be able to run a life roll to 750k playing poker is unique and valuable). Get sober. If you really think you need to do it; then you absolutely do; because you friends and family, had they known your habits, probably would have thought you needed to go to rehab 6 months ago.

I enjoy reading you blog; keep it up if you can.
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:32 PM   #128
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hope you are doing ok OP
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:48 AM   #129
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i hope so too; get well man
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:12 AM   #130
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+1 to both above me and if you are in SoCal and need anything like books, magazines, a day out let me know. I am on the job hunt so I have plenty of free time.
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:29 AM   #131
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i hope so too; get well man
Thanks guys. I finally made it to LA today and will check myself into the rehab tomorrow. The delay in my arrival to the rehab is due to the rapid progression of my binge I have been on. Last night in Vegas I tried heroin for the first time. When I woke up this morning I immediately packed my bags (luckily I had put 99% of my stuff in storage a week ago) and left town. I can't believe I smoked heroin, never in a million years would I think I would've done it. As soon as I woke up the urgency to get the hell out of dodge was overwhelming. I had been procrastinating my check in for over a week now because I wanted to keep on drinking. Well last night was the straw that broke the camel's back per say. I am staying with a sober friend right now and will arrive at the rehab tomorrow. I opted for the 90 day program and after that I will most likely stay in LA and live at a sober living house. There are plenty of them around the city and it seems like staying in a place where I am surrounded by support would be the best option. But, one day at a time. Luckily I will have access to the internet during my stay at this program so I will be updating this blog often with my experience. I am not looking forward to detoxing as I have already noticed withdrawal symptoms over the past week before I take my first drink of the day. Thanks everyone for your support and I hope the blog doesn't become too boring. It is probably going to become extremely personal as I am not going to hold anything back about my recovery process. Thanks again everyone.

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Thanks a lot Bluff. I should be good but maybe after I get out of rehab we can grab lunch
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:39 AM   #132
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H is the devil, glad you are in rehab before that could take hold. Us Vets need to stand by one another since only we understand what we went through, even though I only know you through this site you are still my brother in arms and I will anything for my bros. I am sure you have lost as many friends as I have to the bottle, needle, pills, and suicide. I will never leave a brother behind, including you. Good luck and I will PM my number if you ever need to talk.
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:45 AM   #133
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H is the devil, glad you are in rehab before that could take hold. Us Vets need to stand by one another since only we understand what we went through, even though I only know you through this site you are still my brother in arms and I will anything for my bros. I am sure you have lost as many friends as I have to the bottle, needle, pills, and suicide. I will never leave a brother behind, including you. Good luck and I will PM my number if you ever need to talk.
We are indeed brothers in arms. Thanks bluff, I look forward to meeting you one day.
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:59 AM   #134
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No problem man, I look forward meeting you as well,
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:43 AM   #135
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I always wanted to meet Mad Max LV and have drinks with him in Vegas! So much for that!

Seriously, man. Get well and stay well. I wish you the best. Good luck with everything.
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:06 AM   #136
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Re: Musings of Madness TL;DR

Hey man, here are links to some of the books I mentioned:

The Intelligent Investor

Security Analysis

Reminiscenses of a Stock Operator

Those are some universally acclaimed classics that continue to stand the test of time.


This is one of my favorites that is more about decision theory than finances specifically:

Thinking, Fast and Slow

You should also be able to find all four of these in most bookstores if you want to buy them in person. I'll email you the other one I mentioned.

You probably also want something like this to start with:

Corporate Finance for Dummies (or similar)



There are also a ton of great suggestions in this BFI thread.



Looking forward to reading your updates.
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:21 PM   #137
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Re: Musings of Madness TL;DR

glad and relieved to hear you made it to L.A. and plan to follow through with re-hab. also good news you will have internet.

perhaps continue with one of the original intentions of the blog, an examination of how you got here. writing it all down from your current perspective might be helpful.

good luck.
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:36 PM   #138
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Re: Musings of Madness TL;DR

I'm relieved to hear you're following through with the rehab. Last I had heard from you was before the OOT tempban debacle.

Best of luck man. Please keep updating as much as possible.
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:59 PM   #139
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I also wanted to say that I am rooting for you. I was a drinking alcoholic for many years before I got sober and if I can get sober you can too. Good luck and keep us posted.
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Old 10-20-2014, 03:33 AM   #140
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Re: Musings of Madness TL;DR

Just came across this blog after searching for something to read. Wow! Mad Max has jammed some major life experience into a relatively short time. Entertaining and honest to a fault, this was a great read.

Of course, I was troubled by the way it ended. I'm not on 2+2 as much as some of u regs - has anyone seen Max? Talked to him? Know someone that has talked to him?

If anyone reads this and knows anything, I'd really appreciate any kind of update. Max, if u see this, hang in there and take care of yourself.
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Old 10-20-2014, 05:01 AM   #141
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Saw this bumped and hoped it was Max with an update. He should have finished rehab about 100 days ago and hopefully he conquered his demons. Max if you are staying away from 2+2 as part of your treatment but still checking this thread feel free to PM me an update to post.

Good luck brother.
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