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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Maybe I should have saved this one for Halloween. Posted in 2012, it has over 6 million views and most of the 2000 comments go something like these: and the rest are similar – https://www.youtube.com/all_comments?v=XwdUXS94yNk.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]