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...

Top Ten Ways To Stay Addicted

Here’s a helpful list of ways to make sure you never solve your substance use problem. 1) Believe that you are powerless over drugs and alcohol. 2) Kick things off with 90 days or more in rehab, so you can get used to being there. 3) Think of all the things that...

Peele: Addiction In The Real vs Clinical World

Stanton Peele had a great blog post last month which I missed somehow.  If you missed it too, check it out here, and here’s an excerpt: Community-based, real-life (now called epidemiological) research paints a completely differently reality from clinical and...

My Poster-Boy

A few people have suggested that I am holding up Charlie Sheen as a “poster-boy” for my cause.  Yes, I’ve been talking about his saga quite a bit, and yes I’ve been cheering him on in spreading the word about the problems with the 12-steps and...

The Clean Slate Guide To Denial

I put up a new page in the Myths section of the site, accessible through the menubar.  It’s a discussion of the nonsense recovery term “Denial”.  Check out it: Denial: The Anti-Concept What you’ll learn is that the term “denial” is...
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