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Old 11-19-2009, 10:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Sucks for Dustin to get a one day notice after going through a training camp.
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:55 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Regardless of how his personality can come off at times, I hope he can get over this addiction and continue fighting elsewhere.
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:57 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Lame. Super lame.

This is awful news. I was really looking forward to this fight - more than anything else on the card.

I'm going to stop being selfish now and wish Karo luck with his recovery. It's gonna take a long time and a lot of effort to overcome this thing.
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It doesn't sound like a laundry list of excuses, it sounds like one legitimate one.

Hopefully he'll get the help he needs.

Weren't we just saying this last year, with him battling anxiety attacks?
If you have ever had much interaction with an addict you would know he probably had 99 problems and drugs weren't one before coming clean.
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:16 PM   #15 (permalink)
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That's a bit of an oversimplification.
Not really, Ive been through it.

Quitting smoking is a far more difficult task.
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Not really, Ive been through it.

Quitting smoking is a far more difficult task.
I'm a smoker and its not even close to as difficult as quitting painkillers like vicodine or morphine.
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Not really, Ive been through it.

Quitting smoking is a far more difficult task.
You weren't a real addict then, Ive seen somebody close to me go through rehab 4 times and lose everthing and still unable to get himself completly clean.
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:27 PM   #18 (permalink)
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This is too bad, for Karo, and everyone else. I agree with some other posters, to quit anything one needs to decide that is the route they are going to take. Many just say their going to quit and behave like they might, but never really decide to.

Seems senseless for people to argue about whether or not they've known someone who has been addicted, or whether or not they themselves have really been addicted. The array of substances, level of addiction, loving support of friends and family, and mental ability of people is a spectrum as wide and varied as the East is from the West. Bottom line is it happens to all kinds of people, and all kinds of people can die from it, or walk away from it or do anything in between. Hope Karo is one who can kick it and redeem himself.
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If you have ever had much interaction with an addict you would know he probably had 99 problems and drugs weren't one before coming clean.
I'd wager you are right on the money as to why Dana wrote what he wrote.

I've never been a Karo fan. Actually I think he is a dick but I really hope he gets the help he needs because its a shame to see such talent go to waste. I have no doubt his attitude didn't do him any service when it comes to admitting you need help.

Good luck Karo... you will need it.
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I'm a smoker and its not even close to as difficult as quitting painkillers like vicodine or morphine.
Just to clarify a bit, I was seriously injured in a car wreck many years ago. The injuries I sustained took a long time to heal and required several surgeries. During this process I was provided with everything from Morphine, demarol, codiene(spelling?), vic's, perc's, oxy and others. I'm quite familliar with the effects that narcotics have on people.

I'm guessing you have some experience with these things as well by your statement. Are you still using narcotics?

Obviously you are still smoking. I still smoke, but I don't use painkillers anymore. I only had to quit those once.
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