Backwards-Land: The Revelation of “Rewards”

Leave it to addiction scientists to tell us things which are already painfully obvious, act is if they alone are privy to this advanced knowledge, and hold it up as evidence of a disease!  When the brain disease model of addiction was first spread, it was done simply...

Can A Former Drinker Go To Bars?

The addiction/recovery newsmagazine site, The Fix, has a feature where experts answer questions from readers.  Their latest offering is an answer to this question: How can I meet people now that I’m sober? I can’t go to bars and clubs anymore. In one...

Some Gems

Hi Readers!  Sorry for the slowdown in posts, I’ve been on vacation in sunny Puerto Vallarta.  While I was down there I saw signs for Alcoholics Anonimos meetings all over the place, and in one little bohemian town I visited which is accessible only by boat,...

What of Needle Exchanges?

The Stinkin-Thinkin Blog has asked me to weigh in on the question of needle exchange programs, and whether or not it’s “christian” to support them. I don’t know how well I can address the question because I am an atheist, and because I’m...

Addiction To Technology Similar To Drug Cravings

If you haven’t heard, a whole host of modern technologies have been named as points of addiction, we keep hearing about addictions to video games, online gaming, online porn, texting, facebook, myspace, etc.  The Telegraph recently reported on a study which...