I don’t spend a single day worrying about how to get through it without a drink or drug. I don’t spend a single moment thinking about it. I did, back when I was in the recovery culture. But then I started living – I started focusing on building the life I wanted. I haven’t achieved all of my goals, but I’ve stayed free of drug/alcohol use problems for 9 years now, and I’m a heck of a lot happier focusing on all my new interests rather than worrying about struggling with an imaginary disease. I am not “in recovery.” I refuse to struggle like that. I stopped recovering and started living my life.
When students learn that they should be partying hard and drinking to excess, they’ll tend to do that. In this case, they learned this lesson from “The Social Network”. The results are both frightening and enlightening.
See those pretty people in lab coats? That should give you cause to believe me when I say that 75% of people end their addictions on their own without treatment. Learn why this fact is so important. Also, learn more about how this knowledge applied to my work helping people with substance use problems at the St Jude Retreat House.
Time magazine actually published an insightful article on the plight of teens in rehab, back in July. They’re saying something I’ve been personally telling people for years: if you send your kid to rehab after catching him experimenting with drugs, you’ll turn him into a full fledged substance abuser. Here are some excerpts from the […]
University of Maryland addiction researcher Clinton B McCracken PhD was arrested last year for growing marijuana plants in his home. Police found the plants while responding to a 911 call – McCracken’s fiancee and research partner died while injecting what they thought was an opiate that they’d bought online. They’d both been doing opiates for 3 […]