June 2nd, 2014 at 11:16 AM ^

this is not THAT hard, especially for a highly trained athlete who is trying to compete at the highest levels of college sports.  If he's working out as he should be, this is not that big of a deal.  I work out up to 9 times a week, including one rest day, and I don't miss it if I don't drink, and I LOVE beer.  Love, love LOVE beer. 

He can do this.


June 2nd, 2014 at 11:33 AM ^

I was on probation for a DUI when I was in college and 19. I made it two years without drinking and that included not drinking on my 21st birthday. If you want to avoid more trouble it's not that hard. Just avoid people that aren't going to support you.


June 2nd, 2014 at 2:23 PM ^

To go out with Graham every night and drink all of the beer for him.  I would offer to pay for it, but alas, that would be a violation.  Sorry, Graham, you will need to buy.  Oh, and I like imports.

Yes, I am a giver.  A people person, really.



June 2nd, 2014 at 3:20 PM ^

with a 12 inch man on his shoulder.  Bartender asks, "Hey, what gives..."  The guy says, "I found an old bottle and rubbed it, a little Genie came out and granted me three wishes.   My first wish is I asked for the biggest house in the world, which he granted me.  Next I asked for all the money in the world, which he granted."  Then the bartender asks, "So, what was your third wish?"   The guy says, "I wished for a 12 inch  prick."            


June 2nd, 2014 at 6:21 PM ^

The pain is just starting.  After he gets sentenced he will most likely have to ---

-stay off the sauce

-Do testing to verify he is off the sauce and drugs

-Attend AA meeting

-Do community service.

-He may still be doing steps at the big house.  I hope Coach Hoke has kept that tradition going.

-Plus ??????

-Don't forget the fees, courts costs, etc.



June 2nd, 2014 at 8:12 PM ^

Just making light of a serious situation.  A top post repartee
-Attend AA meeting
Not necessarily an effective prescription.  Instead, I would mandate that Graham interact with the U-M hospital system.  It will have interleaved substance abuse treatment competencies that AA cannot provide.  Anecdote, I was asked by an acquaintence once to assist with his/her substance abuse treatment through AA.  I accepted and witnessed AA members actually corrupt the affected person further.  Depending on the chapter, AA could leave a person worse off than before the individual entered the organization.  0.02


June 2nd, 2014 at 9:45 PM ^

Strive to avoid an open enrollment "rehabilitaton system" blindly.  If about to be sentenced by a court, consider proposing a private alternative.  An old saw -
Q:  Why did Jesse James rob banks?
A:  Because that is where the money is stored.
Pretend you are a substance dealer, pusher or a party with something to gain, including for personal manipulation of sexual objects of interest.  What assemblage in comparison with AA, NarcAnon et al. could possbily harbor a denser self-supervised population of vulnerable target customers/recipients?
If an aforementioned program worked for you or yours, good on ya'.   For the rest, evaluate before you are enrolled.  Just a thought, I have no immediate dog in the fight.

BOX House

June 3rd, 2014 at 2:00 AM ^

That's a really one-sided view of AA/NA. On the flip side, it's actually quite detrimental to AA/NA to be harboring a bunch of court-mandated boozers/users when the voluntary members are best-suited to stay away from boozers/users. Also, pushing people involuntarily to such groups completely conflicts with the premise of AA/getting clean in general: you have to actually want to change.