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TDA Halloween Challenge

October 31, 2015

This creepy 35 second Hanna Barbera anti-drug PSA has the best catchphrase ever at the end. Happy Halloween!!!

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A Kennedy Comes Out

October 6, 2015

One of the most interesting and worthwhile interviews about addiction I have seen on 60 Minutes in some time. One time congressman and son of Ted Kennedy, Patrick opens up about how his problem and our problem are really the whole nation’s problem. Patrick Kennedy on 60 Minutes. View More: Newsmakers News|60 Minutes News|Live News|More […]

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Running from Addiction

September 24, 2015

SB Nation has an interesting longform article on Ultramarathon runners and the high percentage who used to… get high.  The article focuses on Catra Corbett, a former meth addict who is now part of an ultra elite group – one of only only five people in the world who has run one hundred 100 mile […]

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Fiorina Reveals Family Substance Abuse Tragedy in Debate

September 19, 2015

Believe it or not, I watched most of the Republican Presidential Debate on Wednesday. The standout moment for me, being in recovery was Fiorina and this preface to her comments on drug policy, during which she criticized equating marijuana with alcohol. I had no ideal that she had lost a child to drug addiction and […]

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Beer Cans of Truth

September 15, 2015

Following the marketing strategy of Coca-Cola; beer makers are now offering their own line of personalized cans. Be the first on your block to get one that tells the world “I drink a lot of beer” and…  

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Nathaniel & The Night Sweats

September 9, 2015

Have you ever experienced night sweats while trying to get clean.  Did your hands shake?  What about feeling that bugs were crawling all over you?  Has your drinking ever led to some jail time? A strong contender for Best Music Video of the Year.   From Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats press kit: The place where […]

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Mama Please Take Their Drugs Away

September 4, 2015

I am not a fan of this song; and I do not buy what the band leader says here after the vid.  Nothing rings true about any of it to me.  The band is Bobaflex and they try way to hard to be hard.   The song itself sounds like 10 other songs on Octane’s play […]

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The Downfall of Palcohol

August 27, 2015

We here at TDA have already given Palcohol a big thumbs down and predicted it’s doom, and now it seems most of our states are following suit.  Last week Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Friday that bans the sale of powdered alcohol, known as Palcohol, across the state.  The governor and supporters say the powdered […]

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Under The Influence

August 24, 2015

Elle King’s follow up to her massive hit Ex’s & Oh’s, Under the Influence is probably about love, but then again a lot of people love alcohol and drugs.  She is the daughter of actor and comedian Rob Schneider, aka Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigolo.

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Unite to Face Addiction Rally

August 20, 2015

Facing Addiction, a new, national organization that will serve as a voice for the over 85 million Americans impacted by addiction, is proud to announce the “UNITE to Face Addiction” rally, a free event on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, October 4, 2015. The rally will find Facing Addiction teaming with 450 […]

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August 16, 2015

Sorry to double down on Jason Isbell, but I am going to do it anyway.  His new album and last are chock full of recovery related material by his own admission.  You just have to listen with the ears of experience to pick up on some of it. My first introduction to his music was the […]

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Jason Isbell, a Sober Success Story

August 13, 2015

So proud of this Alabama man for growing up.  Getting sober has put him on top of the musical world for the moment. Here he is talking about the benefits of sobriety at Bonnaroo: My new favorite song; it’s about being thankful:

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Johnny Johnson’s Horrible Secret

August 8, 2015

Getting addicted to anything will have consequences. Case in point, poor Johnny Johnson – his DOC (Drug Of Choice, for newbies)- painting hamsters blue. Created by the Cambridge Graphics and Animation Society in 1998, based on a poem by Nick Stansfield.

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TDA Observation: Drunks and Tire Events

September 12, 2009

Original pick by stevensnodgrass under creative commons license now at The Discovering Alcoholic

If you are a recovering addict/alcoholic or have a relationship with an addict/alcoholic (work, family, and friend)- then you probably already know this. A practicing alcoholic will have a tire event at least once a month; whether it be a flat, blowout, missing spare, or asking for money to replace said problem. It’s not as if the tire gods are jealous of the bacchanalian worshippers, but instead a combination of two very obvious factors.

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(R) Stands for Recovery, but so does (D)

July 7, 2009

Bipartisan Recovery at The Discovering Alcoholic

Republican John Sullivan (R OK-1) and Democrat Patrick Kennedy (D RI-1) returned to Washington this week after serving their full term in another kind of “office”… rehab that is. Sullivan is the alcoholic and Kennedy is the addict- but we all know sometimes it’s just a case of first available. I say that not to be crude but instead to illustrate the fact that no matter what our station is in life…when drinking, I’m just an alky and so are they. The polarizing politics of today have got me sneering at both political parties, but I will give them both a TDA Salute for owning up to their problem and speaking out on the subject.

I wish upon them a bipartisan recovery, may it foster better judgment n Washington on both sides of the aisle.

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