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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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Drug Wars – A New Hope

December 21, 2015

I went and saw Star Wars this weekend and left the theater satisfied  knowing that the direction and future of my beloved movie series seems to be in good hands under the new regime of Disney and company.  Better yet, that’s the feeling I am getting on Michael Botticelli; who along with the new Star […]

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Scott Weiland R.I.P.

December 5, 2015

Unfortunately Scott Weiland was as famous for being a drug addict as he was for being the lead singer of two great bands, the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver.  He goes now to the great gig in the sky… I hope. He tried many times to get his demons under control, succeeding at taming them for brief periods, but sadly, in the end […]

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I Am Chris Farley

December 1, 2015

I caught the new documentary about comedian and Saturday Night Live star Chris Farley on Spike TV over the holiday weekend and despite the way it glosses over the ugly side of his addictions, its worth a watch if you can catch it for free like I did. Claiming to be the “definitive biographical film” about the […]

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One Thing Leads To Another

November 28, 2015

Short, but to the point. “LEAD” shows how one thing leads to another. Following the wrong people, seeking approval, and chasing the dragon. It’s like a mini “Requiem for a Dream” LEAD from Matt Sears on Vimeo.

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Synthetic Drugs PSA

November 22, 2015

In a study done by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, synthetic drugs were found to be most popular among teenagers and young adults. When it comes to illicit drug use among high-school seniors, synthetic drugs rank second only to marijuana use and they are nearly twice as likely to be abused by men as […]

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Addiction and Terrorism

November 18, 2015

Anytime I hear of an outrageously stupid or atrociously inhumane act; I automatically wonder if substance abuse is a factor; and almost always I am proven right.  People who do these things have to be imbalanced, mentally ill, or demonic for my world view to be right; and there is no better pathway or conduit to those states of being – than substance […]

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Human Guinea Pigs Test The Legal Limit

November 10, 2015

I neither condone nor condemn their methods. Not exactly scientific, but certainly real world.

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A Captain Speaks

November 3, 2015

We have done a couple of posts before on William Shatner and the tragedy he went through with his wife.  But this newer interview deserves viewing as a stark reminder.  Shatner is known to over emote often when acting, but his emotion here comes through as painfully real.  If you love someone and they are […]

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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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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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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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