Tag Archive: addiction

Nov 23

Poison Pill

[Translate] This animation from a German team encapsulates many people’s experience with alcohol and other addictive drugs.  Kudos to the makers for conveying an important story without using a single word. Thanks to Byron Kerr for passing this along.

Jan 13

Toward the ATOD Market

[Translate] This utopian idea has been gestating in my head for some time.  Now it looks like the Zeitgeist is opening up for it to emerge. Item:  an Oregon state legislator, Mitch Greenlick, has introduced a bill to make tobacco a prescription drug, and to criminalize off-prescription use.  Greenlick is chair of the Oregon House Committee …

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Oct 05

21 Years Sober

[Translate] Wednesday this week, Oct. 2, I celebrated 21 years clean and sober.  Well, I didn’t exactly celebrate.  I went to a legal education program at the San Francisco Federal Building in the late afternoon, then walked over to the Mission district to see what I thought was a film about German postwar radicalism, but …

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Aug 27

What price constitutional rights?

[Translate] Barry Hazle served a year in prison for possession of methamphetamine.  He was released on parole on condition that he attend and complete a 90-day residential drug treatment program.  Hazle repeatedly told authorities that he is an atheist, and requested treatment in a non-religious program.  He was assigned, instead, to the Empire treatment program …

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Mar 23

My Recovery Audiobook is Out

[Translate] My narration of Empowering Your Sober Self, the LifeRing Approach to Addiction Recovery, is published at last.  You can get it: At audible.com At amazon.com At iTunes (search audiobooks for “Nicolaus LifeRing”) The audio runs 6:45 (six hours and 45 minutes).  I have no control over the price, which is higher than the print …

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Oct 02

Celebrating 20 Years Clean & Sober

[Translate] It gives me great pleasure to celebrate today, Oct. 2 2012,  my 20th anniversary clean and sober.  This milepost, which once seemed so dim and remote, is now a present reality, and I feel an inner glow of happiness and empowerment.  Truly, getting sober is among the very best decisions I have made in …

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Sep 25

My article on LifeRing published in Treatment Groups journal

[Translate] An article I wrote late last year about the LifeRing recovery group has now been published in the Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery, Vol. 7, 2012.  This is a special double issue on the theme “Broadening the Base of Addiction Mutual Support Groups: Bringing Theory and Science to Contemporary Trends.” This is …

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