Bye, Bye, Love & 42 Pounds of Poison

by Screedler on February 6, 2016

Goodbye Happiness.  When the best case scenario is numb feet and the worst case is losing your kids.
One of the most interesting and harrowing documentaries on the dangers of abusing alcohol.  Brought to you by the BBC.

FYI – 3 stones equal 41.96 lbs.

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The Root Of All Evil

by Screedler on February 4, 2016

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The Kernel – The Addictions Issue

by Screedler on February 1, 2016

kernelDo yourself a favor and check out this week’s issue of The Kernel over at the DailyDot.

Interesting articles on addictions of all kinds – including substance abuse.

http://kernelmag.dailydot.com/

 

 

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Sharing – What’s It Like To Overdose On Alcohol?

January 28, 2016

Most recovery programs involve the act of sharing your story, whether it be one on one with a professional, in groups held by various recovery groups, or rehab.  Sharing allows individuals to talk about what happened, how they got there, and where they are at now in their recovery as well as any problems they […]

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Recovery Road – New Teen Drama About Rehab

January 23, 2016

The ABC Family Channel rebranded and transformed itself into the FreeForm Channel this month in an attempt to gain a new audience who may have viewed the original name as being too family friendly and expected offerings to be tame or worse – boring. Recovery Road is one of their first new original programs to […]

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R.I.P. Glenn Frey

January 18, 2016

Sad day for Eagles fans around the world as founding member Glenn Frey passed away today.  I am one of the lucky ones who got to see them during their heyday.  My dad actually took me and friend of mine to an Eagles concert on their Long Run tour.  I was 17 in 1980.  The ticket […]

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John Stamos on Recovery

January 16, 2016

John Stamos seems like he has been around forever.  He was on General Hospital when I was in College back in the days of Luke, Laura, and Rick Springfield.  It was the most popular show in the world for my demographic.  He was hard to miss. Once I left college he started on Full House , became a […]

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Bowie’s Last Stand

January 12, 2016

I am just blown away by this video, one of his very last if not the final one of his career.  Released the day before his birthday last week, I only heard about it yesterday after his passing.  Obviously he knew he was not long of this earth. I believe it’s about the regrets and […]

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R.I.P. David Bowie

January 11, 2016

Bad timing this morning, posting this Bowie story I worked on over the  weekend.   Not five minutes after hitting the publish button did I learn the news of his passing.  I thought about taking it down, but decided to leave it.  He will be missed.

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Belated Bowie Birthday

January 11, 2016

Happy Belated Birthday to David Bowie who turned 69 last week.  Bowie was afraid he would not make it to age 30 due to cocaine addiction ; which he kicked around the time this video was made.  He is one of my favorite artists and this is one of my favorite songs.   This performance aired live on […]

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Twin Peaks Hangover Cure

January 8, 2016

I am a Twin peaks fan but don’t remember this one. Found via Dangerous Minds

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Can’t Feel My Face

January 5, 2016

I like to keep up with new music, but I generally stay away from pop music, the music you hear on terrestrial radio and made popular by our youth.  Looking at a Billboard Top 40, and I do time from time; I might have heard four or five of the songs.  If a title I don’t […]

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What Does A Promise Look Like?

January 2, 2016

This was on my Medium reader today and I thought I would share as the first post of a new year. What I learned from not drinking for two years – by Andy Boyle It’s a retelling of the story people in AA call The Promises.   I post here to demonstrate how the results of quitting […]

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Sober Toolbox Additions

December 28, 2015

It’s fun to go back in time.  The best from the past without any fluff.  All these posts are from the spring of 2009. Substance Abuse Fight: Dinosaurs, Airplanes, and the Vestigial Ashtray – where are we in this fight. The TDA Abbreviated 12 Step Program for the Spiritually Challenged – just what it sounds like. Science or Selling […]

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T’was The Night

December 24, 2015

See how drinking (and cursing) can ruin just about anything. Condemning not condoning. Be safe tonight. Drunk History Christmas with Ryan Gosling, Jim Carrey and Eva Mendes from Funny Or Die

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