Addiction’s Statistics (Are You One?)

Statistics from the CDC inform us: between 1999 and 2018, America lost 750,000 human beings to drug overdoses The 750,000 doesn’t count suicides, deaths from accidents/illnesses, long-term incarcerations, homelessness, other fates… Fates which, when they befall...
In Memory of Eddie

In Memory of Eddie

When I was a kid, I—like many 15-year-old boys at the time—dreamed of being a rock n’ roll guitarist, like Eddie Van Halen (Eddie passed away yesterday) Behind my parents’ barn in Ashburnham, MA, Kramer guitar (Eddie played a Kramer) slung over my shoulder Best friend...

Avoid the Trap of Change

It’s a noble thing, when we work to change our circumstances Rather than hoping they change on their own (Hope isn’t a strategy) Rather than complaining about what’s wrong (Whatever we focus on, expands) When we change our circumstances, we can revolutionize...

A Tragedy Happening in America—>You Can Help

There’s a tragedy happening in America…hundreds of thousands of deaths As per the Centers for Disease Control: from 1999 to 2018, we’ve lost 450,000 people to drug overdoses One of them wasn’t me: as a result, America has a person spending today getting a valuable...
Drugs Deaden the Brain—>Addiction as an Awakening Stone

Drugs Deaden the Brain—>Addiction as an Awakening Stone

Receding years, disintegrating decades, a lessening lifetime’s worth of ingested poisons, smoked toxins, injected enemies Harden parts of the addicted person’s brain to stone…solid as a mountain Dead as a mineral deposit, lifeless as an iron stove, corpse-like as a...

Addiction’s Definitions

Addiction is a thought process or behavior pattern in which we compulsively engage, and which has a purpose Addiction’s purpose is unique to each addicted person Recovery is the evolving process of discovering and using addiction’s purpose to transform...