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5 Addicted to Obama : is idealism good or bad for addicts?

Addicted to Obama : is idealism good or bad for addicts?

November 7th, 2008

Carl Jung was quoted saying, “Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.” How can alcoholics and drug addicts view ideals in the context of recovery? The Big Book of A.A. has an answer.

6 Top 10 drug and alcohol campaign ideas --- prevention

Top 10 drug and alcohol campaign ideas --- prevention

November 5th, 2008

Ideas for non-profits and government organizations looking to run drug prevention campaigns. Remember that it's best to start early and that kids are open to messages until puberty. But these ideas are good preventative ideas for any age of your target audience.

1 Is the closing of British pubs such a bad thing?

Is the closing of British pubs such a bad thing?

October 25th, 2008

Higher taxes, a national smoking ban and a consumer credit crunch may bring about the demise of the British public house as a social institution. But are less pubs such a bad thing for a nation of chronic alcoholics and systemic alcoholism?

2 Switching off cravings - topiramate used to manage addiction

Switching off cravings - topiramate used to manage addiction

October 23rd, 2008

Neurology researchers are looking into how to switch off the intense cravings that triggers addiction. They are doing this by tweaking the reward pathways that reinforce addictive patterns. But is managed alcoholism still alcoholism? Should we be seeking such treatments or simply make people choose between intoxication or sobriety?

1 Top 10 Addiction PSA’s from the 80’s (part 1)

Top 10 Addiction PSA’s from the 80’s (part 1)

October 20th, 2008

The first in a series of posts that fondly remember the public service announcements of the 1980's. They certainly worked to keep me out of the stash that decade, but ironically fueled the addiction fire in the 90's. Enjoy.

3 Huffing and inhalant use in the military

Huffing and inhalant use in the military

October 18th, 2008

Inhalant use on the rise in the military. But who's doing anything about it? And just what are our troops inhaling anyways?

1 Top 10 church signs to support addiction recovery

Top 10 church signs to support addiction recovery

October 14th, 2008

Can you see and appreciate the frequent irony of messages on church signs? Take a look at these handful of messages that can also be applied to recovery. If we just open our eyes, the messages are all around us!

6 Are alcoholic games prepping our teens for bingeing?

Are alcoholic games prepping our teens for bingeing?

August 15th, 2008

Remember ping pong balls aimed into cups of beer? Losers guzzle. Now eager participants can hook up to Wii and catch a thrill without the buzz. But is this REALLY what 13 year olds should be modeling?

1 Positive affirmations of grace in recovery

Positive affirmations of grace in recovery

July 1st, 2008

“There but for the grace of God go I.”Should we rely on the grace of God or our own works in order to grow closer to a Higher Power? Maybe shifting the paradigm of our old beliefs is a good start. Affirm the goodness of life!

11 CHAOS: The state of recovery information

CHAOS: The state of recovery information

June 29th, 2008

How can we arrive at a common vocabulary for discussing addiction? Rather than categories and sub-categories, I've decided to keep it simple. Addiction engages the mind, the body and the spirit.

2 Why the spirit?

Why the spirit?

June 29th, 2008

Top 10 Addiction PSA’s from the 80’s (part 2)

Top 10 Addiction PSA’s from the 80’s (part 2)

November 2nd, 2008

Public service announcements. Nancy Reagan. The eighties. Summers when D.C. was the "murder capital of the world" and skating and California were too cool. Did these messages warning against the danger of drugs work for you?

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Alcoholic energy drinks removed from the market

October 15th, 2008

Read about how non-profit and government agencies can influence the marketplace ... simply by voicing their objection. Can and should you do this in your recovery, too?

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5Top 10 recovery technologies on the internet

Top 10 recovery technologies on the internet

July 1st, 2008

Find out what a chat, a ticker and tweets have in common.

2Why the mind?

Why the mind?

June 29th, 2008

Psychology - the science of mental processes and behavior - is essential to recovery. If it's true that "you become what you think", changing our thought patterns for the better indicates growth. This section is dedicated to learning more about the way the mental part of ourselves function and how our heads relate to/create our lives.

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