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129-a-Day

June 2, 2016

That’s how many people die from drug overdoses every day, and to highlight that number, the Addiction Policy Forum website will be featuring a story a day by families and friends that have lost someone to addiction for the next 129 days.  The campaign started 2 weeks ago and you can catch up on the individual stories here http://www.129aday.org/#!129-stories/llnaf. […]

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The More I Drink

May 28, 2016

Somehow I missed this one when it came out years ago. It has been in heavy rotation as background music at my store for the past couple of days. Maybe the muzak programmers think it increases alcohol sales. While the appeal to the casual listener was probably it’s comedic take on the alcoholic condition; the […]

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ты не должен пройти – You Shall Not Pass

May 26, 2016

Drunk guy thinks his reflection is messing with him –

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The Donald Doesn’t Drink

May 24, 2016

Donald Trump does not drink, smoke, or do drugs.  Here’s why From http://conservativeamerica-online.com/3-donald-trump-does-not-drink-alcohol/ The Donald’s eldest sibling, Freddy, Jr., did not want to go into the family’s real estate business. Part of the reason may have been that it is widely reported that he simply could not live up to his father’s high standards and […]

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Straight Outta The Oval Office

May 20, 2016

In the wake of Prince’s passing and my post of Macklemore’s song about prescription drug abuse; I almost missed this message from the POTUS. The President is joined by hip hop artist Macklemore to discuss the opioid addiction epidemic in America. (The White House).

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Jason’s Journey – In The Shadow of Death

May 16, 2016

The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley will be following Jason Amaral’s ongoing story of addiction and hopefully recovery as he enters rehab this week: View More: Live News|More News Videos Jason Amaral is a 30-year-old heroin addict living in the Boston area. In college, Jason started experimenting with the pricey painkiller OxyContin, which soon […]

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Eye Opening Facts

May 14, 2016

Brought to us by The Gooden Center – Founded in 1962 by five members of Alcoholics Anonymous and Bishop Robert Gooden, the Bishop Gooden Home provided a safe and confidential environment for businessmen to work through the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. The Bishop Gooden Home, fondly known by its alumni as the “BG,” is […]

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Sober Toolbox Additions

May 10, 2016

Sometimes, it’s fun to go back in time… but not too far back.  The best from the past without any fluff.  All these posts are from the summer of ’09. Go ahead and hit play. There Was No Sign – Oh, there will be a sign… but it wont be a peppy song. Headed Toward Treatment? – […]

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Chuck Lorre’s First Vanity Card for Mom

May 5, 2016

I am pleased to report that after a couple of years, CBS’s sitcom “Mom” has become a bona fide hit show on TV, garnering good ratings and earning awards for the stars and makers. I wondered after the first few episodes if it would have legs and like AA, get people to “Keep coming back”. […]

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The Smoking Gun… I mean Gas Mask Bong.

May 1, 2016

(CNN) — It’s turning out to be a very expensive bong hit — and a harsh reminder of the perils of social media — for Laremy Tunsil. It’s rumored Laremy quoted Spicoli when responding to a reporter’s inquiry about losing millions for a bong hit – “Knarly, don’t harsh my buzz dude”.

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We’ll Make Great Pets

April 27, 2016

Bob and Millie Frazier, average young New Yorkers who attended a party in the country last night and on the way home took a detour. Most of us on waking in the morning know exactly where we are; the rooster or the alarm clock brings us out of sleep into the familiar sights, sounds, aromas […]

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Macklemore’s Kevin and… Prince?

April 23, 2016

In light of the recent speculation around Prince’s passing, I thought I would post this song by Macklemore as it relates the tale of a loved one sucked into addiction by a visit to the doctor. I heard this on the radio last week and was going to post anyway because of the detailed lyrics […]

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Heroin AM – SNL… We Are Not Amused

April 18, 2016

Did SNL go too far this week with this Heroin parody ad?  The Washingington Post and it’s readers thought so – https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2016/04/17/snl-tried-to-joke-about-the-heroin-epidemic-in-america-america-didnt-laugh/

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Cansei de Ser Sexy – Drugs, Alcohol, and Hangovers

April 15, 2016

What’s better than a song by a Brazilian girl band that crafts pop tunes around our subject matter here – three songs. The first one caught me with the “music is my drug” lyric, the second one for it’s title, and the third a logical ending for the trilogy called “Hangover”. CSS (an initialism of […]

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Is This Rock Bottom?

April 12, 2016

Probably not, but I can hope.  The poor guy may never live this one down, as the sleuths of the internet have already figured out where the picture was taken.  They have also deduced that he is a Jimmy Buffet fan, based on his shirt adorned with parrots.  Lucky for him, someone blurred out his face. I am grateful […]

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