MUSINGS: The Broad Highway

This is, by far, one of my favorite passages written in the Big Book (of Alcoholics Anonymous).  Upon first reading this inspirational portion, I was awestruck.  To be honest, I think it was the simplicity of the text that truly compelled me.  Moreover, this is a useful section to return to especially if you toil … Continue reading MUSINGS: The Broad Highway

FOOD4Thought: Trouble in relationships

Don’t Blame Yourself There’s a good chance the alcoholic or addict will try to make you believe that it is your fault that he or she picked up. The addict will tell you that if you didn’t say or do certain things, the relapse wouldn’t have happened. This is absolutely not true. Alcoholics have the … Continue reading FOOD4Thought: Trouble in relationships

JUST4FUN!: The FBI releases decades-old files on Bigfoot

Every once in a while, I love to post an article or general tidbit on something that is totally, completely unrelated to the ongoing "opioid crisis."  In fact, that's one of the reasons that I truly don't even go for those generalized terms like crisis or epidemic, since they really just freak people out.  I enjoy … Continue reading JUST4FUN!: The FBI releases decades-old files on Bigfoot

MEDIA: How to Cope with Lying and Addiction

We’ve all been challenged by our kids lying when they have a substance use problem. Your child may tell an outright lie, or they may omit information. Either way, it is a struggle to deal with.  I recently spoke with a mom who was frustrated with her son’s lying. “I want him to admit the … Continue reading MEDIA: How to Cope with Lying and Addiction

NEWS FEED: Dozens stage ‘die-in’ at Portland City Hall to call attention to drug deaths

Fifty-seven people spent nearly an hour of their Friday evening lying motionless on the cold stone plaza in front of Portland City Hall, trying to draw attention to the 57 people who died from drug overdoses in the city last year and efforts to make that number smaller. Each wore black and a number, and … Continue reading NEWS FEED: Dozens stage ‘die-in’ at Portland City Hall to call attention to drug deaths

NEWS FEED: Non-Addictive Painkiller Found Effective

These scientists have been working to find a safe, non-addictive pain killer to help fight the current opioid crisis in this country – and they may have done just that. Known as AT-121, the new chemical compound has dual therapeutic action that suppressed the addictive effects of opioids and produced morphine-like analgesic effects in non-human primates. … Continue reading NEWS FEED: Non-Addictive Painkiller Found Effective

NEWS FEED: How The Opioid Crisis Is Depressing America’s Labor Force

It's been a decade since the financial crisis drove up the unemployment rate in the U.S. and forced people in the prime of their careers to give up looking for work. Even today, as employers add jobs at a furious pace, the workforce participation rate still hasn't recovered. And now researchers think they know one … Continue reading NEWS FEED: How The Opioid Crisis Is Depressing America’s Labor Force

C4A: Medical Discrimination Against Addicts is a Real Problem

  @CAllAddicts Many people suffering from Addiction have serious medical problems.Medical Discrimination against Addicts is HUGE in medical profession, yet not being addressed. My Granddaughter Died in Horrific medical condition from being Denied proper medical treatment... pic.twitter.com/y6F5EV3GpB — Patty Caldwell (@tiredofgop) July 30, 2018  

ENTRY: Now Write it Out, Write it Out…

A few years ago, I remember being at a Tuesday night home-group meeting [AA] and I had decided to stay for a few minutes at the end to help with putting away some folding chairs.  One of the group's more doughty members was actually this gravelly-voiced older woman named Tessa.  I ended up growing to … Continue reading ENTRY: Now Write it Out, Write it Out…

MEDIA: A Real-Life Catch Me if You Can (No Joke)

I just rediscovered this video online.  This was one part of a past "20/20" (ABC) special, and it chronicled the life of boy-next-door Anthony Curcio.  Yes, as you might have guessed, he does become addicted to drugs... Nevertheless, you will surely be enlightened. I'm sharing the video because I truly want everyone to pay attention … Continue reading MEDIA: A Real-Life Catch Me if You Can (No Joke)