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What's a "Trunk Party" Have to do with Treatment?

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What's a "Trunk Party" Have to do with Treatment?

Should I Go to Treatment? Treatment programs such as Alcoholics or Narcotics Anonymous (AA/NA/12 STEPS) are not for everybody. Not everyone responds well to sharing their story with others or listening to others talk about their stories. Sometimes, being with a group of people caught in the grips of addictions isn't a good idea. Especially if many of them are only going to AA or NA because they're ordered to by a judge or some other official. Trunk Parties Have you ever been to an AA meeting where there were trunk parties afterward? What is a trunk party, you ask? A...

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21 Ways to Tell Drugs to SCREW OFF!

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21 Ways to Tell Drugs to SCREW OFF!

In my opinion the “Just Say No” idea is outdated and not working when you get approached about doing or being asked to do drugs. If it was a promising idea then we wouldn’t have a youth heroin crisis on our hands; in fact, something I addressed Drug Policy and the White House on a few weeks ago. When confronted with the issue of doing something that health education classes only tell you is, “euphoric” and a “means to escape,” like drugs, then saying no turns to curiosity and most times indulgent for youngsters. Me being a little bit older,...

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Sober Addicts Make the Best Students!

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Sober Addicts Make the Best Students!

Sober Addicts Make the Best Students...    I bet you’re saying, “You’re kidding me right?” and I’d say, “No I’m not!” It’s true, a sober addict makes the best student! Why you’re asking? Well… there are many reasons, but I’m going to highlight a few for you. You could say we know everything about everything already. Or that could just be confidence; either way it works. We’ve taken a lot of tests… usually. And oh, don’t forget that chemistry class should be an easy one for us, and not to boot math and counting should be a breeze! So here’s...

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The Purpose of the Pink Cloud is…

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The Purpose of the Pink Cloud is…

The Purpose of the Pink Cloud is…    In addiction you could say that I was in this, sort of, alternative reality. When I finally “snapped” out of it and got clean I was still in the fog phase. I was in what most would call the “pink cloud,” where everything that I knew was gone ...

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The Faces of Drugs: South Africa Pt 2

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The Faces of Drugs: South Africa Pt 2

The Faces of drugs in South Africa Part 2: Recovery– There are so many choices and routes to recovery in South Africa, as I could imagine there is anywhere else in the world. In this respect I suppose it’s universal. I read somewhere I can’t remember, when or where, but the concept of rehab started in Texas or ...

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