sizzlin’STORIES: Opioid Rx misuse higher in LGBTQ people, study finds

A new study on prescription opioid misuse rates by sexual orientation confirms what earlier, less comprehensive studies suggested: Lesbian, gay and bisexual people are at a higher risk for misusing opioids, according to researchers. But the study also raises questions about a worrisome trend in one subset in the LGBT community. If opioid abuse rates … Continue reading sizzlin’STORIES: Opioid Rx misuse higher in LGBTQ people, study finds

ENTRY: Inspiration from Everywhere

I seem to remember one day a while back while seeking out some inspiration, I had asked my mother for some old religious literature.  I knew she probably had some, and I figured that it was probably only Catholic, but I really didn’t care.  She did find me a couple of very ancient looking books, … Continue reading ENTRY: Inspiration from Everywhere

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

From1-2-1: Slow Time

I appreciate all of the your patience with me and my delayed posting to the blog, as of late!  Let me just say that first of all, I will never abandon this blog out of non-interest, that I can pledge.  However, in the last couple weeks, I've since started my brand new job as the … Continue reading From1-2-1: Slow Time

From1Addict2Another: Much-Anticipated Conclusion to Author Saffold’s Addiction Story

First, here's a little self-penned background info about our centerfold Dave Saffold: David J. Saffold is an author, coach, pastoral counsellor, and minister living in Nashville, TN.  His new book, uniquely titled A Beginner’s Guide To Perfection, is an endearing, eye-opening foray into the ominous underground world of drug & alcohol addiction.  The book also … Continue reading From1Addict2Another: Much-Anticipated Conclusion to Author Saffold’s Addiction Story

ENTRY: A Parent’s Perspective

'My Daughter’s Addiction Has Made Me Stronger' ~ When you hear about someone with an addiction overdosing and dying, you might think of how depressing it is that this person was willing to do these things to themselves for so long, and so hard that it kills them. If you don’t have an addicted loved … Continue reading ENTRY: A Parent’s Perspective

MEDIA: Under the Bridge

Just about everyone knows "Under the Bridge" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  A lot of people know, too, that the song does in fact pertain to drug addiction.  Many alt-rock/indie-rock bands from the early '90s were experiencing major woes when it came to the various members engaging in illicit drug use.  Obviously, partying is … Continue reading MEDIA: Under the Bridge

MEDIA: Muse du Jour

I was feeling inspired today.  You know, that's one thing I truly love about being sober.  It feels so good and fulfilling to experience real emotions again.  And it could be any emotion.  I remember having a somewhat curious bout of constant crying spells about a month into sobriety.  I know this has happened to … Continue reading MEDIA: Muse du Jour

ART: The Apprehensive Addict

I've been to many invigorating AA meetings.  And I get it; some meetings are most certainly not as fulfilling as others.  Also, it's plausible that some addicts or alcoholics might have had a negative experience related to attending a meeting, and it might be why he or she doesn't continue to go.  This is part … Continue reading ART: The Apprehensive Addict