Addiction: An Addict's Tale of Recovery

April 6, 2018

Recovery

My name is Jay and I'm an addict. Drugs controlled my life for many years. They took me to places of darkness and lonliness.

Addiction is a disease. It is terminal and incurable. We find ourselves in places where we see no escape. Our addiction takes away our soul, our morals, and our sense of being.

Although we will remain addicts for the rest of our lives, once we admit we have a problem and accept that our lives are out of control, we can begin to treat our disease. For an addict, the thought of living the rest of their life without ever using drugs again is too overwhelming for them to fathom.
We've been using for so long, hiding and running from ourselves and our fears.

It usually is not to an addict has hit rock bottom before they will admit that they have a problem. The thing about being an addict is that your always the last one to find out. Your family and friends have known this for years, but denial is just another weapon your disease uses to keep you sick.

What does it take for a person to admit they have a problem, and just as important, what does it take for an addict to seek help? When we find we can not exist like this any longer, we become willing to do whatever it takes to change. We can not take the pain any more. It is at this that our miracles begin to materialize in our lives. When we speak those magic words, "I surrender", we are now turning our will over to a power greater than ourselves. We will soon know a new freedom.

Yes, we are still addicts, but we are recovering addicts. We do not focus on staying clean for the rest of our lives; we work on staying clean Just for Today. My gratitude speaks when I care, and when I share with others that there is another way.

There is a wonderful life waiting for us when we find recovery.

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28 Comments

  • wakeupandsmellthecoffee April 6, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    the top case are brass so a bit of extra cash from them

  • Arindam Das April 6, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    Sad video

  • intel386DX April 6, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    I am crying , you can sell those to reuse in the old or new or projects in electronic , not just scrap it

  • agu monkey April 6, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    one does not damage a Creative Audigy T_T

  • Mystery Buyer April 6, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    I save all of these because when silver goes up to some ridiculous amount people will be wanting to find any silver they can get.
    I think silver will be worth more than gold someday.

  • MissionScrappr Will April 6, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    WoW, Thanks.
    I Made A Decision To Be Your New Subscriber. Thanx

  • HVI April 6, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    If you have one of around 1KHz you can make a AM radio transmitter.

  • John Gotts April 6, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    Crystals are probably one of the few components pulled from a motherboard that you can sell on eBay. I've never heard of a crystal going bad. They're good for essentially forever, and I would have no problem using a used crystal in a project. Everything else on a motherboard excep the CPU and memory are scrap, though.

  • pacoblancosmith April 6, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    It will be interesting when I take the gold (removed with the soldering iron) and put it in solution to dissolve the copper and nickel, etc. I suspect the pieces will stay intact and larger as opposed to tiny flakes and dust as with the fingers method. And, again, a TON of time saved using the iron compared to rinsing the fingers, checking them, putting them back in solution to get the remainder, etc……

  • pacoblancosmith April 6, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    Hi Ben…..I hope you don't get too busy on YouTube that you can't still answer a few of my questions like you have always done (and much appreciated!). But I've been putting your name out there to my other subscriptions here regarding, recently, your soldering iron gold finger alternative. Brilliant, man. It's been working like a charm for me as opposed to cutting the fingers off and then rinsing,etc….that was so time consuming!

  • Donald M. April 6, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    a lot of people may not know this but the creative sound blaster sound
    pc sound cards have gold under the solder masking . basically it's what makes them so
    expensive and the very best sound card you can get . i hope this helps
    you guys .

  • pacoblancosmith April 6, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    These pop off so easily, I've been saving everyone since seeing your video.have a small bucket of them I keep adding to as I go along, don't know that value as of yet, but it's irrelevant as theirs, indeed,some value.great job,sir! And, lately, I've found some really large ones….and I mean VERY large ones….all in the bucket.

  • Willams Rodriguez April 6, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    un saludo puedes aclarar como extraer la plata de estos conponentes electronico gracias

  • Maboo´s World April 6, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    I did have around 100 Kg of various factory new oscillators which I bought from a company that went out of business. I made some tests and had about 10 kg refined by a professional refiner in germany. To cut a long story short: It is not worth the trouble. Out of the 10 kg the refinery was able to extract 100g silver, no gold no pd. Just check how this component is made and you will see why. The only part where you find solid silver or gold are the 2 bonding wires inside. The housing is tin coated soft iron. The rest is silverplated at best. So this is the answer I expected from your vid, namly how much silver there is. Almost nothing… Anyhow, love many of your videos.

  • Paulator123 April 6, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    you missed a oscillator at 5:51 in the top right of the board

  • Derek April 6, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    I think that selling those PC components on ebay is easier and makes more profit, but whatever

  • Bert Ainsworth April 6, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    can sanding the board down to the surface, then processing material, I used a 4 1/2 in cut off blade recovery looked like gold silver and copper

  • John Hill April 6, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    making me think on this one, I have a box approx. 50lbs of old motherboards ,video cards, sound cards,etc,,,, think I may have to get some acid soon 😛

  • The Twisted Truth April 6, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    the Creative is an audio card, not video.

  • Jay Stevens April 6, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    what type of crystal?

  • Sooner Science Nerd April 6, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    what's inside the xtal osc.?? I have some.

  • POVadventure April 6, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    I dont know what hind of digital stabilization your using but its making me nauseous.

  • Just Another Emo On Youtube April 6, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    omgggg i was just sorting thru all my random pieces of stuff id pulled off and saw a few 100 of these and just tossed them in with my junk pile

  • Nate Chaps April 6, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    i have a hard time telling silver from the rest of stuff

  • Nate Chaps April 6, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    is there a certain letter for crystal oscillators on the boards?

  • IsettasRock April 6, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    Good video Ben, almost everything electronic has a crystal in them, sometimes 3 or 4. I've accumulated quite a pile. I have a few ideas on how to process these but haven't worked on this type of scrap yet.

  • Periodic Chemistry April 6, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    On CRT boards some times i find a card what plugs into the main board and it has IDE pins on it? there gold plated quite well you can clearly see the gold!

  • sidney osborne April 6, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    who buys crystal oscillators

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