Monday, June 23, 2008
Captain Alcohol Comic Book about Alcoholism
Click to View this 1973 Issue of Captain Alcohol
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True Story about Drug Addiction
"With all the beatings, injections, guns to my head, overdoses, needles, seizures, and surgeries, how could I still be alive? As I tramped the roadside gravel, I had no ready answer to this question. Every step sapped strength from my battered body. I began to comprehend the temporary nature of life and the finality of death. Death had tried to take me on several occasions, but thus far had failed. Would this be the night death triumphed? If so, bring it on!"
- quote from "Only Mortals Can Be Heroes" p 186
Only Mortals Can Be Heroes is a true story about a young boy, Adam Weaver, who experiences the pleasures and pains of the drug culture. Adam's adventure describes how he started drugging at age 12 because he wanted to fit in with his peers. After marijuana and beer came Ritalin, Oxycontin, Ecstasy, LSD, uppers, downers, cocaine and heroin, and everything in between, including a cocaine overdose at age 16 and a heroin overdose a few years later.
Click for the Only Mortals Can Be Heroes Website
Preview Video of this True Story about Drug Addiction
Sunday, June 15, 2008
The Price of Beer and Gas
The Price of Alcoholism
In most places these days you'll pay more for gas than for beer. But for alcoholics the price of drinking includes a hidden cost.
There is s a popular belief among many in recovery from alcoholism that you can't change an alcoholic back into a social drinker. You can't change a pickle back into a cucumber. Once a pickle, always a pickle. For alcoholics, most attempts to return to social drinking are unsuccessful, sometimes with tragic or even fatal consequences.
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Through a program of recovery, many alcoholics are able to enjoy long-term sobriety.
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Posted by dryblog at Sunday, June 15, 2008
Monday, June 09, 2008
Alcoholism Can Take You To Some Interesting Places
Recovery Videos Drive-In
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Online Recovery Community
Performing on the Road to Recovery
The Road to Ugliness
Drink Yourself Ugly?
The Road to Online Anonymity
Anonymous Web Browsing and Anonymous E-Mailing
Posted by dryblog at Monday, June 09, 2008
Thursday, June 05, 2008
History and Addiction
"Chemical dependency has plagued humankind since man first crushed grapes. Each millennium has treated the problems that addiction brings with a methodology unique to the times. Historically, society, as a way of treating those addicted, has imprisoned them, banished them, put them in mental institutions, religiously converted them and, in today’s world, treated them.What has not changed is the impact of chemical dependency, particularly on those addicted and their families. Herein lies the story. ..."
Click for the rest of this article by Claudia Black
Recovery Today Online Magazine
Posted by dryblog at Thursday, June 05, 2008
Monday, June 02, 2008
Instead of Picking Up a Drink:
1. Read a book
2. Take a walk
3. Play a musical instrument
5. Clean your closets
6. Research your genealogy
7. Cook a gourmet dinner
8. Write an article for your local newspaper
9. Go take some pictures...
You can read the rest at Sober Re-Sources
Posted by dryblog at Monday, June 02, 2008