And without further ado, here it is, my interview with tribal member and advocate Athena Lamson of the Penobscot Nation!
As a person facing true substance use disorder, you do in fact have many options when it comes to attaining sobriety, and in turn a life built around everlasting recovery. Inpatient rehabs are widely considered the gold-standard when it comes to initial sobriety. I say 'initial' since, just as with any option for treatment, getting … Continue reading ENTRY: MAT Protocol in Need of Empathy–NOT Sympathy
So, I recently came across this rather small photo on the fringe of some random website recently. I was, quite frankly, appalled. Check this out: Let me just say, what the hell!? I really, truly am stunned and disgusted by this ad or whatever you want to call it. Ridiculous. Just to sum it up. … Continue reading ENTRY: Vaccinating in youth a catalyst for addiction later on?
I love the Big Book. It’s like a Bible for people that go to AA and NA (Narcotics Anonymous). My intention with this blog, in general, is to help the addict that is still suffering and/or did suffer at one point. We are all still addicts and it’s important for us to keeping working with … Continue reading ENTRY: The ‘Big Book’ – use it to your advantage!
A coroner in Louisiana has concluded that a 39-year-old woman has died due to a overdose of THC — or Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the main active ingredient in marijuana. However, experts are skeptical, as this would be the first case of a person overdosing on marijuana on record, in the world. Many have assumed that an overdose on THC … Continue reading BIG STORY: Louisiana Coroner Concludes 39-Year-Old Woman Has Died From a Marijuana Overdose
Ever since I started writing my own prayers, I quickly realized that I could craft little devotions that would speak of absolutely any subject or idea that I wanted! It’s between me (my mind) and the pen, that’s it! There are no rules. Actually, truly it is between me and my God, and I have confidence … Continue reading ENTRY: Praying Politically
The Big Book is a very useful tool; in fact, it's probably more useful than a new package of guitar strings would be for me… (Yeah really, 'tis that useful.) I would never encourage any person in recovery to live and breathe by the Big Book, just like I don’t really think a Christian person should encourage another Christian … Continue reading ENTRY: Absorbing the Big Book, before you even start it
Death is very sad; it is tragic and can even prove totally unnerving. Life will always continue to move and progress forward; the clocks won’t stop ticking. There is nothing that can be done about the progression of time. When we lose a loved one though, it’s like everything in our lives skids to an … Continue reading ENTRY: Bereavement… Refusing to ‘move on’
According to a 2016 study commissioned by the United Nations, 90% of all illicit opioids confiscated around the world were seized in North and Western Africa, and the vast majority of those opioids were tramadol tablets produced in India. These Royal-225 tablets are made predominantly by small, family-owned firms in India, who then export the … Continue reading MEDIA: The Other, Other Opioid Crisis – Tramadol in West Africa
Swallowing little blue pills by the milligram, taking just enough so you don’t give a damn, it stops the anger and it brings the calm, life is what it is and I am what I am. No standing in line for my prescription, rudimentary methods to fulfil my addiction, from India to Pakistan or straight … Continue reading POETRY: Valium Obsession