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We have a lot of fun here at MSJ, but sometimes (like with all families) we have to take a moment to be serious. We love Sam very much and are proud of him for opening up and getting the help he needs. This is a serious issue and we just want to give him all of the love and support we can.


Sam first broke the news to us this morning at 5:25 minutes into today’s show podcast below.


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Ray Midden
3 years ago

Sam, I’m a 48 yr old car dealer who’s battled addiction for 17 years. 3 Rehabs, 8 dui’s and 4 wifes didn’t get me clean, God did. I’ve been clean 9 years last month and loving it. I AM SO HONORED to know that the show I listen to every morning in my showroom has such an amazing “brother” on staff. That took a lot of “umph” to come out on air, and my brother, YOU WILL SUCCEED! You’re surrounded with true friends, that’s obvious. Thank You for your inspiration. Ray

Patricia Elliott
Patricia Elliott
3 years ago

Sam, what a life changing admission. I must commend you for being so upfront and honest about your struggle. I am 35 years sober and still to this day struggle sometimes. For me it’s the first drink. I believe you can overcome this. You’ve taken the first step just by admitting the situation and seeking help!! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and look forward to hearing about your progress. YOU CAN DO THIS!!!

Jacqueline Johnson
Jacqueline Johnson
3 years ago

Hang in there, Sam!! Love your brave spirit. Keep working with your therapist, sometimes the root of pain is deeply hidden. Prayers for your strength!

James St. John
3 years ago

Thanks, Sam, for defeating denial and being transparent. We’ve seen so many find help through Celebrate Recovery and highly recommend it to you. We have some very strong CR groups in the area…Greensboro, Milledgeville, Macon, Warner Robins…praying for you!

Madeline St Onge
Madeline St Onge
3 years ago

Sam you are in my prayers and heart, the struggle is real <3 Good for you Murphy <3

Regina Caffarel
3 years ago

So proud of you! This will help and inspire others who need help! God bless and hang in there!

SUSAN NEAL
SUSAN NEAL
3 years ago

Have been sober for 8 years and counting. At first, I was like..well, now what? I will never have any fun again! Slowly I started new activities…mainly exercise classes, but if exercise isn’t your thing, start something else. The main thing is to stay busy. Slowly I started enjoying the little things, like waking up feeling great (instead of like crap) and being able to go somewhere at night (because, I was drinking before, at home). Not having to worry about a DUI is wonderful. Hell, everything is so much better now, I never even think about drinking! WISHING YOU THE BEST OF LUCK!!

Dee Cook
Dee Cook
3 years ago

Sam
You can do this.
Owning up to it is key .
Accountability is crucial
Just like losing weight that I have issues with

Cathy
Cathy
3 years ago

Praying this go well for you. I know how addictions can take over your life and change who you are. I believe in God and His ability to heal. Keep on keeping on….one day at a time.

Emilie
Emilie
3 years ago

Congrats Sam.. huge for you to have stopped a year ago and kudos to have recognized there was still a problem and admit it. Find a 12 step program and you can be successful! Stay at it.. not easy.. just day to day.. you got it! Love the show to! Hugs!

Lynda
Lynda
3 years ago

You are awesome for sharing!

Diane
Diane
3 years ago

My husband is a recovering alcoholic. He tried quitting on his own but finally went to AA. He has been sober since 1989. You can’t do it alone and you don’t have to. I am praying for you.

Rena
Rena
3 years ago

100% support you, you are stronger than you know, when you are weak, then your friends will be your strength.

Jill Malloy
Jill Malloy
3 years ago

You have taken the first step admitting the problem. One second, one minute, one hour, one day. You can do it! I know we’re strangers but always glad to make new friends. Best of luck.

Danielle Patterson
Danielle Patterson
3 years ago

Thank you Sam for your honesty today. As a counselor in mental health/substance abuse, I know your testimony can help others seek treatment, and of course, we help ourselves when we help others. Please take care of yourself and be fully honest in your treatment. I also recommend the Five-Minute Journal that you can order on Amazon. It’s a good way to increase healthy thinking and gratitude each day without taking up a lot of time. I wish you well in your recovery.

Ashley
Ashley
3 years ago

Hi Murphy, Sam and Jodi!

Sam just wanted to comment on your decision to share a personal struggle. I praise your bravery for being so open and sharing this matter and absolutely applaud your decision to get help. I have personal experience with love ones having addictions but tell you that there it’s not a problem and they have it handled. If sobriety was a one time kick it and beat it deal then there wouldn’t be a need for programs and services to continue to help out with treatment. Your judgement in seeing this problem relapse and getting treatment for your health and well being is outstanding, and just like any medical problem sometimes it takes more than one dose of a cure to destroy the disease. Thank you for sharing and a heart full of well wishes for you in your cure.We love a happy, healthy Sam!

Sara
Sara
3 years ago

WTG Sam! Proud of you for sharing.

Gretchen
Gretchen
3 years ago

God bless you. Thanks for sharing your story.

Kathleen Stevens
Kathleen Stevens
3 years ago

We love you Sam. You can do it!

PY
PY
3 years ago

Sam, You have taken the first step…but just like when you were learning to walk, the steps won’t always be easy. Someone helped you get back up then when you fell and folks will be behind you now to help you along too. You can do this.

Lisa Kincaid
Lisa Kincaid
3 years ago

Just got to listen to this. So proud of you. It is a struggle but you can do this. You have people to support you and you are going about this in a positive way. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Regina Shuck
Regina Shuck
3 years ago

God bless you and keep you safe and strong. You are very courageous for choosing to put yourself out there in the name of helping others! You are a hero! I pray for strength for you and your family on this journey❤️

Regina Shuck
Regina Shuck
3 years ago

prayers for strength

Jeannie
Jeannie
3 years ago

My husband had an addiction to alcohol 10 plus years ago and he gave it to God and he was delivered. Lots of people prayed for him and I know that it was God who did it not him. Praying for you to be delivered from your addiction

Nancy Litman Pulka
Nancy Litman Pulka
3 years ago

God bless you Sam. That took a lot of courage to come out on air and admit that. I am proud of you and am sure God will see you through this. With your radio “family” behind you and your family, it will come. Take care and keep up the good work. Prayers for strength.

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