“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”

Addicts and Holidays(Sequel to The Realities of Addiction)

“There will be times, however, when we really feel like using. We want to run, and we feel lousy. We need to be reminded of where we came from and that it will be worse this time.” ~ Anonymous “One of the biggest stumbling blocks to recovery seems to be placing unrealistic expectations on ourselves… Continue reading Addicts and Holidays(Sequel to The Realities of Addiction)

The Realities of Addiction

I recently went thru my list of friends on social media and became both angry and sad at what this disease has done. Not just to my life, but the lives of the ones I call friends, others in my community and around the world. While looking thru my list of friends, I saw brothers… Continue reading The Realities of Addiction

Addiction – Disease or Moral Failing?

“Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.” ~ C.G. Jung In case it’s a trivia question some day, “Carl Gustav Jung (July 1875 – June 1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology. His work has been influential not only in psychiatry but… Continue reading Addiction – Disease or Moral Failing?

Break the Stigma

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” ~Dr Martin Luther King Jr Drug addiction has not only taken hold of, but it’s taken over people in our community in my lil corner of the world, just like many other communities in other lil corners all over the world.… Continue reading Break the Stigma

Hope

“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.” ~Anne Lamott. I recently went to talk to a group of addicts with another recovering addict. What we discussed after I shared my story is the reason I write this… Continue reading Hope

Anonymous: Behind the Eyes of Drug Addiction(Behind Blue Eyes)

Written November 6, 2016(edited 2017) In light of a speaking engagement I have tomorrow I thought I’d post this. For those of you old enough to remember, the title is a little wink and nod to that song to the Who. This song popped into my head because I used to call it my anthem… Continue reading Anonymous: Behind the Eyes of Drug Addiction(Behind Blue Eyes)