Thursday, June 20, 2019

To Recover Is To Grow Up & Restore Our Conscience


     We speak of fundamental change for the addict who seeks to get better. The Big Book refers to this as an "entire psychic change," and Jung further describes this sudden change by stating, "Here and there, once in a while, alcoholics have what are called vital spiritual experiences. To me these occurrences are phenomena. They appear to be in the nature of huge emotional displacements and rearrangements. Ideas, emotions, and attitudes that were once guiding forces of the lives of these men are suddenly cast to one side, and a completely new set of conceptions begin to dominate them." (Alcoholics Anonymous) As well, Williams James provides several accounts of significant and sudden conversions in "Varieties of Religious Experience."

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Victimhood & Special Treatment


     This may be a bit over the heads of some recent critics who caste me as hateful and offensive (lol), but the entire modern liberal attitude towards addiction and the disease model is actually harmful to addicts, not helpful.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Progressives are Killing Recovery


   Had another standard discussion with an MD recently, and though we shared some common experience, our paths diverged on the nature of addiction and the dynamics of recovery. A very nice guy, by the way, so to be clear, our divergence was contained, I think, to medicine, God and addiction.

To Recover Is To Grow Up & Restore Our Conscience

     We speak of fundamental change for the addict who seeks to get better. The Big Book refers to this as an "entire psychic cha...