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POA Questions

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POA QUESTIONS  September 24, 2014
Please feel free to request a blog entry on any particular subject or question. That being said, I don't tell people what to do specifically, nor do I want to. It is much better to figure out the answers on your own (See Don't Listen To Me). What I do here, despite some periodic and impulsive accusations to the contrary, is to share what I have learned through my own experience and you can take from that what you will.

Should addicts with mental issues not take anything?

Get Used to Less Dopamine

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I really don't get it. Instead of rationalizing addiction as a naturally-occurring lack of endogenous opioids and then justifying various forms of artificial dopamine as treatment because we're just poor, innocent victims of a blameless disease, here's a novel idea:

     Get used to less dopamine.

Don't Bother Working Hard Because Success Is Just "Luck"

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At a recent commencement ceremony, one of our elected puppets asserted arrogantly that success was by no means voluntary, but simply a function of "luck," which is no doubt code for, well, I'm sure you can deduce the various implications on your own.

     So wait, success (in life, as in recovery) has nothing to do with, say...

The One Requirement to Recover... Besides Hard Work.

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THE ONE REQUIREMENT TO RECOVER July 4, 2014 *
      It's really simple: You have to want God (spiritual growth) more than drugs.

     Obviously it's hard to want anything other than more dope when we roll into or out of detox, wallowing in depression and angst. That's why there are few options for the hopeless drunks and addicts out there other than to give every last ounce of spirit and courage we have within us to the Twelve Steps as they are laid out in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, thus inducing a psychic change that will shower us with immediate and profound relief.

Methadone & Powerlessness

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METHADONE & POWERLESSNESS April 27, 2014
Let me help out a bit.

     Just read another blogger who is a staunch supporter of Methadone, as well as Smart Recovery (CBT and no God), which is perhaps useful if you're not an actual alcoholic or drug addict, but if you are, then call me from detox when you relapse.

Addiction & Recovery

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY May 5, 2014
     I recently wrote a guest post for a guy I respect who asked me to share some thoughts on the subject of big business recovery. Needless to say, there was some pushback, and some flaky assumptions made about my understanding and attitude towards addiction and recovery. So here are some addiction facts as I understand them... and I'm pretty sure I know what I'm talking about. Here is the link: Addiction Journal - Recovery, Inc.

Presented with No Additional Commentary

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Comment from Methadone Is Not a Solution, Obviously:

"From what I have seen in my child, you are right on the money. All the exact symptoms. She's self centered, lifeless, emotionless, in bed all the time while life is passing her by. I have never hated anything like this shit that's stolen my child."

Case closed.

There's No Such Thing as Dual-Diagnosis

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You're either well or you're not well...
     Another thing I hear from time to time is how it's much harder, if not impossible, for so and so to recover because he or she is dual-diagnosis and needs to be medicated for life. Sorry, but that is ridiculous.

There Is No Point to Anything If We Do Not Recover.

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Parents sometimes write me stuff like,

"My son has this great job, so he can only do outpatient because he has to get back to work on Monday... oh, and they can't know anything, so do know a really good place he can go for like three days tops?"

     Good luck with that.  Or how about this one,

Human Power

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HUMAN POWER July 1, 2014
     External power (the opposite of internal or spiritual power) is simultaneously the most desired yet worst thing for human beings. The men and women with the most power in the world also have the sickest souls and must commit the gravest of sins to maintain their power, which they will only willingly cede over their dead bodies. Power is the heroin of the psychopath. Heroin is for cowards, but power is for confident, narcissistic psychopaths who worship only themselves and refuse to bow before anything, especially God.