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Robin Williams 


Photo of Robin Williams.
Robin McLaurin Williams (1951-2014), American actor and comedian, died by suicide August 11, 2014.







Robin Williams Stand-Up Comedy on Alcohol, Marijuana, and Cocaine 



Video of Robin Williams Stand-Up on Alcohol and Marijuana.

Video of Robin Williams Stand-Up Comedy Routine on Cocaine.


Robin Williams Quotes on Booze and Drugs 


“After I quit drinking, I realized I am the same [jerk] I always was, I just have fewer dents in my car.”

“Do you think God gets stoned? I think so, look at the platypus.”

“If you can remember the sixties, you weren't there.”

“Reality is just a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs.”

"I went to rehab [for alcoholism] in wine country, just to keep my options open."

"Being a functioning alcoholic is kind of like being a paraplegic lap dancer, you can do it, just not as well as the others."

"Beer commercials usually show big men, manly men, doing manly things: 'You've just killed a small animal. It's time for a light beer.' Why not have a realistic beer commercial, with a realistic thing about beer, where someone goes, 'It's five o'clock in the morning. You've just peed on a dumpster. It's Miller time.'"

And my personal favorite: “Cocaine is God's way of saying you're making too much money.”


Birds Anonymous 


Short clip from Birds Anonymous, a 1957 Merry Melodies cartoon parody of AA:

Birds Anonymous Clip.

Read more about Birds Anonymous here.

Alcohol Olympics 


Video of international rankings of drinkers by country (per capita).

Alcohol Olympics Video. (Re-published from an earlier post on Dryblog.)

Olympic Drinking 


Drinking Decathlon:

Hurling: Participants are judged on distance, consistency and odour in this projectile event.

Front Crawl: After losing the ability to walk, the athlete must crawl home without losing his keys or mobile.

Shot: Competitors must down the most measures without passing out, hallucinating, or vomiting.

100 Litres: Staying power and incredible bladder control are essential in this event.

Asymmetric Bars: Combines "propping up the bar" with a tricky reaching maneuver. Points are awarded on style and posture.

Rowing: With barely a nod to the Marquis of Queensbury rules, competitors must ensure that no one looks at their woman.

110m Hurdles: Often following the rowing event, the ability to out-run the law over any obstacles is tested here.

Weight Lifting: A test of both strength and friendship, participants must move their unconscious companion into a taxi.

Discuss: Competitors must talk on subjects about which they have no real knowledge. The winner is the last one to be able to form sentences.

3 Day Event: The purest of all endurance events, the action occurs between periods of unconsciousness.

(Re-published from an earlier post on Dryblog.)

Phoenix Multisport 



Based in Colorado, USA, Phoenix Multisport fosters a supportive, physically active community for individuals who are recovering from alcohol and substance abuse and those who choose to live a sober life. Through pursuits such as climbing, hiking, running, strength training, yoga, road/mountain biking, socials and other activities, we seek to help our members develop and maintain the emotional strength they need to stay sober.

PhoenixMultisport.org

Helping Others Live Sober 



The Helping Others Research Project provides scientific information, education, and personal experiences on the role of service in addiction recovery. If you are in recovery, you'll find resources that support living clean. If you are a professional, you'll find empirical research into the link between helping others and positive effects on the helper.


Justin Bieber 


Photo of Justin Bieber.
Justin Drew Bieber (1994-) is a Canadian pop singer, musician, and performer.






American Addict 


American Addict (2012) is a documentary directed by Sasha Knezev about the problem of widespread pharmaceutical pill addiction in America. "America represents 5% of the world’s population but consumes 50% of the world’s prescription pills and over 80% of the world’s prescription narcotics," and the film focuses on the causes for that prevalence. AmericanAddictTheMovie.com



American Addict Trailer.

Philip Seymour Hoffman 


Photo of Philip Seymour Hoffman.


Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014), American actor, died of heroin overdose on February 2, 2014.

For Some in AA and other addiction recovery groups, the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman hits home.

Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his NY apartment.

Actor received treatment for drug abuse in 2013.

Talked candidly about addiction and recovery in 2006 interview.

Read more about Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Owning Mahowny 


Owning Mahowny (2003) film based on true story about a gambling addict and addiction, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, directed by Richard Kwietniowski.  Read more about Owning Mahowny.


Owning Mahowny Trailer.

Addiction Pics 


Don't Drink and Drive!


Animated Drinking Gif Pictures.


Trouble Keeping It Down.

Animated Drunk Pics.


Choking Bong Smoker

Animated Smoking Pics


Just Say No!

Drug Pics.

Recovery Relationships 




Relationships in Recovery.
Many people new to recovery expect those around them to accept their clean lifestyle and to be excited for them only to discover lingering doubts, lack of trust, and skepticism from their loved ones. You long for people to see you as you are right now. Clean. Sober. Free. Working hard. You feel invalidated and shamed when they bring up past behaviors from your using days and you cry out for others to see how far you’ve come. What’s happening is that the wiring in their brains attached to you includes all those old behaviors of yours when you were using. And they are a bit afraid, rightfully so...

Addiction, Recovery, and Relationships.
So relationships in recovery can be a bit of a double-edged sword. Of course they are necessary and they can provide us with joy and fulfillment in many different ways, but at the same time, relationships can be somewhat dangerous, especially for the newly recovering drug addict or alcoholic. Let’s dig in and examine relationships and see if we can find some universal truths and any practical conclusions here: Overview of Different Kinds of Relationships in Recovery


Free Downloads:

Addiction Recovery Help Guide.

Relapse Prevention Guide.


Codependency:

Recovery Help.

Alcoholic Poetry 


Alcoholic Poet

www.AlcoholicPoet.com

11 Kinds of Drunks 


11 Different Kinds of Drunk People
This is a list of every kind of public drunk, from drunk and passed out to drunk and puking. Drinking brings out the worst and the best in people. It could contribute to the best times of your life or the biggest mistakes (often in the same night). We have all either run into or been one of these drunks at some point. This list will either bring back a lot of memories or remind you of ones you've lost.
Click for the List of 11 Kinds of Drunks



Archived Mugshots of Early 19th Century Drunkards

Mugshots of Early 19th Century Drunks


Collection of Celebrity Mugshots

Breathalyzer Fail 


Too drunk to understand that it's a breathalyzer test.




Alcohol or Drug Abuse Got You Down?

Keep your chin up! Free help is available. See here:


AA: Help with Alcoholism

NA: Help with Drug Abuse

Al-Anon: For Family & Friends of alcoholics

Nar-Anon: Family & Friends of drug addicts



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