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June 30th, 2010 Uncategorized none Comments

Addiction touches many people in the U.S., as well as all over the world. This is just speculation, but I would be willing to go out on a limb and say that there probably is not a family in the United States that has not been touched by addiction in one way or another. Sad [...]

June 30th, 2010 Uncategorized none Comments

This isn’t some lesson in how drugs affect the body’s metabolism, leading to poor nutrition. I’ll save that for another post, perhaps a day when I feel like talking science. No, this post is simply to point out some personal observations about addicts’ habits that lead to poor nutrition. First, there is appetite. Some drugs [...]

June 30th, 2010 Uncategorized none Comments

I was pretty devastated the first time I was cuffed and hauled off to jail. I was not there because of drugs, but it was drugs that had gotten me there. If it weren’t for my whole lifestyle, I never would have found myself in this pickle. I really had no one to blame but [...]

June 30th, 2010 Uncategorized none Comments

I remember the D.A.R.E. program quite well. In 4th grade, the officers came to talk to us occasionally. In 5th grade, it was more frequently. 6th grade came, and it was time to take the course and graduate from it. The officers were there once or twice per week the entire school year. It was [...]

June 30th, 2010 Uncategorized none Comments

In a nutshell, no, not really. Sure, some of today’s rap and hip hop refers to drugs and alcohol and of course, Tom Petty and others like him sing the praises of Mary Jane and her many other names. However, I don’t feel that most music, new and old, really glorifies drug use, let alone [...]

June 30th, 2010 Uncategorized none Comments

I used to get so irritated at my mother’s “do as I say, not as I do” ways. She’d light a cigarette, take a drag and tell us kids not to smoke. She’d drink her alcohol and talk about how she loathed drunks and that her kids had better not drink. She called anyone with [...]

June 30th, 2010 Uncategorized none Comments

If a secret needs keeping, don’t trust an alcoholic. No, alcoholism doesn’t make a person inherently bad. However, it loosens tongues, opens mouths and spills out words often better left unsaid. When a person is intoxicated, they often babble, make no sense, act foolishly funny or simply say things they don’t mean and regret later. [...]

June 29th, 2010 Uncategorized none Comments

Those are the words uttered in sweet, innocent childhood naivete… uttered by many, many a child. The truth is, those childhood promises and dreams are often found to be full of empty hope, ambition and good intentions, all of which are often forgotten or waylaid by the time adulthood arrives. Few children, if any, can [...]

June 29th, 2010 Uncategorized none Comments

Don’t get me wrong. I;m not implying that addicts are stupid. The use of drugs is not the best choice in life, and while the mistakes we make while high on those drugs can seem pretty dumb, it does not make the users themselves stupid people. It simply means that, in my case (and I [...]

June 29th, 2010 Uncategorized none Comments

When it comes to breaking free of a life dominated by addiction, there are several avenues on could take. If one is so inclined, there are religious approaches. There are holistic and alternative approaches, medical approaches, support programs such as AA and NA and of course, rehabilitation. Each approach can be effective, as long as you [...]

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