Music, Addiction, And Imaginary Diseases

Improvisational jazz is a uniquely american art-form, which I, and many others hold in high regard. It brings a lot of harmless joy to people all over the world, and performers of this art are well respected. But is it possible that the talent to perform in this way...

Review of a SMART Recovery Meeting

I heard of SMART Recovery several years ago, and lately I’ve been hearing more and more about the program.  Based on what I’ve learned about their philosophy, I have mentioned it to some people who have inquired about non-12-step options, but I figured I...

Dr Drew Has Two and a Half Brain Cells

Charlie Sheen is back in the news, and this time the media seems downright puzzled with his latest comments, they’re almost ambivalent about commenting on them.  The stories are a mixed bag, but this seems to be the quote that has most people shocked and...

Choice and Will Power

As the hate-mail I receive shows, some people are very turned off by the tagline of my site which reads: Addiction is not a disease, it is a choice. One of the most common interpretations among the haters goes something like this: “When you call addiction a...
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