High on Alcohol
I find myself in a time of my life where peace seems nothing short of elusive; in fact, that has been the case for so very long now. I know that in some way it is for that reason that I turned to a documentary such as this tonight on You Tube; so that in some way I could relate to someone else whom was suffering. I had never seen this series before, nor this episode in particular as I do not own a tv. In a way, I wish this was a show I had never seen for I feel as if I wasn't emotionally strong enough to cope with the ending that came to fruition. Even as I write this, I find myself in profound pain even though I never knew Ryan.
It is very rare that I can become acquainted with someone for a short duration of time without knowing them and instantly tell that they are an intrinsically good person, but such was the case with Ryan. Although it will most assuredly seem wrong of me to say, the truth is most people in the world evoke nothing but the most negative of emotions within me, but in Ryan, you could tell that there was something genuine; something incredibly good and kind.
feel nothing short of compelled to convey my deepest sympathy for your
loss. Many times, such a statement can seem cliche, but in this case
the world truly did lose something the moment Ryan left the world.
spite of the all consuming suffering that this most unfortunate
existence is comprised of, I am convinced that there is a God whom
exists that brings purpose and value to a world such as this where it
very often seems as though there is none to be found. I am convinced
you are with Him, Ryan. I only wish I could have had the opportunity to
have known you even if I could have never bestowed the same impression
I saw Ryan's story this past weekend and have been sad and at the verge of tears ever since. Such a handsome young man with a bright future ahead of him and he is now lost to alcohol. God bless all of the people who struggle and please know there are people in this world who truly care! I feel so bad for his family and friends and want to thank them for being so supportive to this young man. This story absolutely broke my heart. I hope Ryan is at peace now and not in pain anymore!
I saw Ryan's story today and that is why I came here tonight .
I cried my eyes out like so many of the other people who came here for the same reason.
I was just shocked when it was stated that he had died . It made me very sad that he wasn't with his family . Even writing this I am in tears again .
enen though this is a very sad story, this type of thing happens every day, and nooneeven notices. this young man ws lucky that he had someone tht cared about him. without his help, he would have died within a year.
Man, I've so disturbed about this story that it made me stop drinking for a month. This was the first video about alcohol I've seen that really shows the danger of drinking.
To Ryan's Family,
I just wanted to say how Ryan's story really broke my heart. The story so disturbed me that
he died that I really couldn't sleep that night. He just seemed like this sweet, sensitive soul with
this beautiful smile who lost his way. Ryan did not die in vain, he touched my heart and from
what I have been reading from this post, many others.
This is an incredibly sad story. Not sure I've ever seen such a beautiful smile from someone who was in so much pain. That poor kid. I feel great sympathy and empathy for the people who loved him. I've got a 31 year old son who's going down that same disasterous road. I hope he gets a chance to see the story about Ryan. Nothing else has worked.
I wanted to tell the family that Ryan did not die in vain. I was laid out, in my apartment, for three mounths. As a result I seen every rerun on basic television. So when I turn on the tv I put it on mute and read, looking up periodcley to see if something different is on. Last night I look up and there is Ryan limping the same way I do. I take it of mute out of curiosity. low and behold he is an alcoholic as I. Same withdraws, infact I have three missing teeth from two siezures. Same health issues, my medical appointment is for Monday the third for a full examination. I expected, like on intervention a show I cant stand, a happy ending. Him dancing in the field with his family after 90 days. The reality hit me harder than expected. This past Tuesday I decided to put myself on antibuse for 6 mounths. Im going to meeting, working with a sponsor excedra. However, after seeing the show I have no more missgivings about my decision to take the antibuse. THANK YOU RYAN Shane Brandon Rhodes!!!!!!!!
I just saw this last night and was heartbroken. I wanted to let the family know they are inmy thoughts and prayers. Please know that I was very ttuuhed by Ryan and his story.
I can totally relate to this. My sister is very like Ryan, in terms of injury, self loathing, mental outlook. Almost everything. I was praying there would be good news for the lad and his family at the end, they all deserved it. Incredibly sad. Good luck on the next level Ryan.
it sis sad to see this happened anddon't know what happnede to this kid? specially when tthere is a actual cure called naltroxone!!! more people shoud be aware of it
My condolences to Ryan's friends and family. My family has been going through this for several years with my dad. He is currently 60 years ago and has been in out of rehab several times. I know the feelings of helplessness that you probably felt as you watched Ryan continue to drink. It is such a battle for everyone involved. I hope to show this to my dad, if he will watch it. He is much like Ryan. He wants to get better, but it is incredibly hard. He has a lot of the same damage to his body that Ryan had. It is hard for people to understood that haven't personally gone through it. I assure you there are people out there who understand. I only fear that one day my dad may have the same outcome as Ryan. Please know you are loved and thought of. Ryan is an inspiration for others.
i love you and miss you. it isnt fair. i said you would have the best stories to tell your grand kids how national geographic saved your life,my sweet ry.oxoxoxox
I just saw the documentary on National Geographic today. I was shocked when I realised that Ryan did not make it.. Ryan should have deserved a better life spending it with his family and friends. What really made me move and sad was that he really wanted to get better but it was too late. His story made me think and I am pretty sure I am not the only one. Thank you Ryan and family for sharing your story. Ryan, I hope you have finally found the rest you longed for, I hope that family and friends will find comfort in the comments posted below and above me.
I just saw the story of Ryan Rogers yesterday. To his family and friends my deepest condolences. To his mother, we all love and support you and you are in our prayers! When Ryan described his eating habits and his hip and leg were discussed, I was truly shocked about how his hip had been deprived of blood and just how terrible his physical state had become. What amazed me most was that you could tell he was a loving and gentle soul. It broke the heart of the nation to watch his pain and suffering. We all know he died of alcoholism, but if anything could be elaborated about the circumstances we would all appreciate it for closure. If you google, you will see that many of us were shocked by the ending and have a sense we knew and loved him and would like to know what happened, if at all possible. If not, god bless and we respect the family's privacy.
His life and struggle served a purpose, unfortunately it was to show us how devastating alcohol can really be , not only to the alcoholic, but to the people surrounding him. In AA we learn that he path we choose if we continue drinking, can most certainly lead us to death, jail , or an asylum. Its unfortunate that Ryan had to die, but to the family I say this , take comfort in the fact, that his story, has strengthened my determination to stay sober, and Im sure that for some it has given them a glimpse of what may very well became their story if they don't get help for their alcoholism or substance abuse. Ryan's life was precious, but more precious is his story and his ultimate sacrifice, RIP Ryan, and thank thank you.
Please I would like to see this documentary again, does not really Not Be Played As for him, I have Brother What is an alcoholic and I need to show this video he concientisar and Caring!
por favor gostaria de ver este documentário de novo ,realmente não tem como não ser tocado por ele tenho um irmão que é um alcolatra e preciso mostrar este video pra ele se concientisar e se cuidar por favor !
Please air this documentary again. This really hit home and actually scared me. I would like it to be viewed by my family.
Omg,this story about ryan touched me DEEP in my soul!
I watched it yesterday and I can't get it out off my head it was a huge wake-up call!
I could relate to everything he said,his struggle with life,his pain and demons!
I am an addict too not only to alcohol but also drugs and eating,it was like looking to myself and my struggle
I am still in schock realizing that I must have a guardian angel after abusing my body for twenty years now,I am lucky to still be alive and to have people around me who didn't give-up on me because as an addict you are so selfish and don't realize how much pain you cause your loved ones.
This story made me realize that change has to come from inside of me and that I have to stop listening to that evil voice inside my head that tells me I am worthless and that I can't do anything right ever.I have to stop the self-destruct!!!
Thanks to his family for sharing their dark moments with us but also for showing what a beautifal and loving person he was.His mum was right his smile could light up the world!
Dear Ryan,thank you for showing me the truth this was exactly the reason why you where with us even though for a short period, you showed us the ugly truth!
a poem written for Ryan Rogers ...
The rage that burned inside hissoul
He felt without vodka he couldn'tcontrol
The hurt, the pain you left inside
His vodka became his 'Father' - thetears he never cried
A lovely young man, but inside achild so lost
Did you realize how he hurt?...what it all would cost!?
Why does the World do this...throw away such a treasure?
We know it's never easy - lifeisn't made to measure !
Why do some Angels here on Earth getso much of a heavy load?
Sometimes it's so unfair, the extraburden they're bestowed
Then Addiction comes in... like ahyena for the kill
The way Addiction works is so evil,it gives me such a chill.
It starts off real slow - makesyou believe you're happy and that all is well
You don't see the red lights, heedthe warnings, you don't listen to the bell
Once you realize this isn'thappiness, that you've just taken Addictions bait
It's all over, He has you, nothingcan be done, it's too late!
Ryan was sent here to teach us, pleaselisten, don't let his death be in vain
If we don't wake up to it soon, wellAddiction and Death- they'll just reign
It'll be over, They'll win... They'lltake the podium and Their prize
The prize will be us, our independence,our souls and our eyes
We'll see nothing but Addiction, it'shate and despair
Ryan cared enough to try and showyou a way out - do you care?
Some think he did it for Ryan, forno one else but himself
Look deeper - you'll REALLY see whyhe tried to put vodka back on the shelf
He wanted to prove not only tohimself - but to the rest of us all
... when you stumble on Life'spath, take the Angel's help sometimes...
You don't ALWAYS have to fall !!!
hello, I want you to know that the story of ryan touch me really deep, i was shocked when i find out that he dont make it
my heart broke, just what they say he seems like a realy nice guy
i wich the family a lot of strenght to handel this.(sorry for my bad englisch)
love to all of you from holland!
Wauw. this story about Ryan really touchd me. I really feel for him and his family, seemed like a very good and nice person. R.I.P. Ryan, I wiash you and your family all the best and keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Much love from Holland.
I have seen this documentary yesterday and I am very touched by this story, It is so sad. I wish he wasn't that far gone and that there wasn't so much damage done in his body. He seemed like such a nice and friendly guy. I wish he could have been saved. I hope this is a wake up call for people that are in this situation. And that is helps them realize they need to change, before it is too late. I wish Ryan's family strenght and most of all: Rest in Peace, Ryan.
This documentary is very good for children and adolescents, should be a way of studying their dissemination in schools, because it illustrates very well the great consequences that alcohol can have both in the family and friends of the patient, is a documentary that manages to captivate the attention of the viewer and raise awareness about the consequences that alcohol can have. I am very touched by the whole story and I am sorry that Ryan not resist the treatment. Rest in Peace Ryan
I watched this documentary and my opion that it is best documentary about alcohol that I've ever seen... Ryan behind the drugs, and when he is sober, we can see that he has a good heart and he's a great man. The documentary illustrates the suffering of the family, and even the suffering of the patient in this case is Ryan. Ryan is victim of alcohol, the drug pleasure in his brain, and keep him alive at the same time destroys your life and at the same time destroys your life and eventually slowly killing him.
I`ve just watched this docu and is so extremely sad , even with all effects of alcohol he seemed such a nice guy :(
I watched yesterday this documentary. Today all day I am thinking about Ryan. I am little bit angry because he died in a rehab center. And also at the end of documentary you didn't explain what happens to him. I think that he died after two or three days in that luxury rehab center, because he didn't drink and his body badly needed alcohol. So my opinion is that best of all people was his grandfather who realize that if he go to rehab he will be dead. I am sure that Ryan would be now alive if he didn't decide to go to that rehab. Yes he would still be alcoholic but he would live for more few years.
Some Angels are sent here to teach us - and there stay here is a hard one but one that helps so many others. Ryan, you are one of those Angels and I Thank You for being you, I Thank You for sharing your story and I Thank your family and friends for still sharing it after you've gone... that must be the hardest thing. Be at Peace now, I hope you can see the real you now and know how wonderful you really are/were. You have touched my soul and I Thank You for reminding me how wonderful humans can be ... if only we didn't listen to those voices of doubt, those voices of self loathing and those voices that are the frightened child in each and every one of us - the one that rears it's ugly head sometimes and seeks to destroy the self pride, self love and self worth that should be there. I watched your programme here in New Zealand last night, you are travelling the World with your message x
You were an inspiration and I shall remember you always x
Thank You xxx Alie
Ryan's story is very touching. I've been at a point in my life where I had to carry alcohol everywhere I went, even job interviews. It's a very tough addiction so no one should judge. God bless you Ryan for taking a step towards change, the Lord knows your heart. Love you!
I wish they would show that doc. again, he wanted to see it! That might save his life ! If the geo channel is listening.....PLEASE SHOW THAT DOC. AGAIN ! Thank you.
High on alcohol was very sad doc. The end was shocking and disturbing, i have a friend like that. He just had both hips replaced. He is 53. Im waiting for the call that he didnt make it.
God bless you and there are people who care! Good luck in your journey!
Please help yourself - this story about Ryan broke alot of people's hearts including mine, but it could be the beginning of a wondeful happy story for you. Good luck and god bless! Please help yourself! You deserve a happy life no matter what your story is!
Shane....good luck to you, ok? Stay the course. Treat yourself with respect. Take care of yourself.
@Iara Milanez This episode is airing again--I think on 2/5.
@Iara Milanez This episode is airing again--I think on Feb. 5.
@Iara Milanez diggo to the doctor and ask for naltroxone
@Yasmin El Messari, so brave to let us know this.
I watched it last night and cried for the first time in years seeing Ryan struggle. I've decided to stop taking this horrible drug. Luckly for me I'm (still) in control. Wish you all the best and take care!
@Alie W. even though this is a very saddddd