“There’s A Pill For That”

Welcome to the future where there’s a pill for everything under the sun and another pill or 2(or 4) for the side effects. If anyone has been to a doctor you know what I’m talking about. For example, I was having a problem with my blood pressure and instead of exploring the reason for it,… Continue reading “There’s A Pill For That”

The Circus

“You can get the monkey off your back, but the circus never leaves town.” ~Anne Lamott I’m sure there may be at least a handful of you who’ve heard this saying. Or perhaps you’ve heard someone say, “I’ve got a monkey on my back”. For those who don’t know, it refers to a problem or… Continue reading The Circus

A Newton Officer on Drug Overdoses

Published July 2, 2017 I read this on a social media page not long ago and I wanted to share this with you… I wrote this not to transfer anger from one group to another, trust me there is enough justified anger to go around with the heroin epidemic. I wrote it because discussions of… Continue reading A Newton Officer on Drug Overdoses

Death of an Addict

Written April 8, 2017 (I am sharing this again because to many addicts are dying out there and perhaps this help another brother or sister) I’d like to take a few moments of your time if I may. Some of you know me, some of you don’t, and some of you who do know me…well,… Continue reading Death of an Addict

A Demon Named “Addiction”

Written August 23, 2016(edited 2017) “Only people who are dirty and homeless are addicts.” “I’ve got bachelors degree in….. and a job doing…. I’ll never be a crack head.” “Why can’t you just stop getting high you junkie.” “My child is a good kid who was raised with good morals and values. He/She would never….”… Continue reading A Demon Named “Addiction”

The Ends Are Always The Same…Part 2

Written May 30, 2017 Part 2 As an addict who was early in recovery, I wanted to learn all that I could about addiction. I talked to other addicts, scoured the internet, read literature and watched tv programs. I found that talking with other addicts in depth about how their disease affected them taught me… Continue reading The Ends Are Always The Same…Part 2