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

MEDIA: A Hippocratic Hypocrisy

The video shown here is, in a word, startling.  Sadly, there are many heedless doctors out there still that waste no time in churning out dozens of Vicodin and Valium scripts, simply because they know the patient wants it.  And even if the prescription calls for only seven or 10 pills, that does not at … Continue reading MEDIA: A Hippocratic Hypocrisy

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

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

FROM 1 ADDICT 2 ANOTHER: Gratitude Lists

Today, on Twitter, I had the pleasure of talking to a very sweet, fellow recovering addict.  She is allowing me to post her handle on the site, it's @jonniqueen.  Let me tell ya, this girl is infinitely wise; I found her to be incredibly insightful and it was a great pleasure to exchange words with her. … Continue reading FROM 1 ADDICT 2 ANOTHER: Gratitude Lists

ENTRY: Positive ‘Stepping Stones’

Yesterday, I chaired the peer-support group that I came up with called, "Stepping Stones."  I would never have been able to make the opportunity a reality if it weren't for the perpetual support and overall guidance of my own counselor (and also group co-chair!).  To honor her privacy, I will refrain from mentioning even just … Continue reading ENTRY: Positive ‘Stepping Stones’

MEDIA: Opioid Art

I know I've already said this once, but honestly, I am so sick of hearing "opioid crisis" or "opiate epidemic."  Every single time one of these more technical-sounding terms are used on the local and national news briefings, I feel like the actual issue of drug addiction and substance abuse loses a little bit of … Continue reading MEDIA: Opioid Art

ENTRY: Making a Vision a Dream Come True

Recovery from the extremely painful wrath of substance abuse & dependency is a concept that evokes inspiration.  If an effort to attain actual recovery is carried out, no matter what that entails... it really is just, such a stirring, compelling notion.  Generally speaking, in order to experience a prominent sense of closure to one’s active … Continue reading ENTRY: Making a Vision a Dream Come True

Drugs Suck, but the People that Use them Do Not

I’m sick of hearing the word "opioid."  Especially when it's from the mouth of a non-addict.  They don't know the severity and true & totally utter pain that a SUD can inflict.  I don't even think non-addicts could make a valid attempt to understand it. Even when I was actively using drugs several years ago, … Continue reading Drugs Suck, but the People that Use them Do Not