If I Died Today, Have I Paid For My Sins?

I am 52 years old. Of those 52 years, I used street drugs for 11 years. Following my first divorce from 1997 to 2003. And, after my second divorce from 2015 to 2018. Both periods of drug abuse ended with a conviction for drug possession. The first [two charges], resulted in a community corrections sentence, … Continue reading If I Died Today, Have I Paid For My Sins?

Secret Society of Addiction Recovery

Recovering from addiction is an all-out life-consuming event that must last until death. Why? The answer is not complicated. Addiction wants to kill you. No matter what coping skill you have selected, addiction intends to kill you. Even if you're a shopaholic, addiction intends to kill you. Recently, after watching [The Order] on Netflix [all … Continue reading Secret Society of Addiction Recovery

Damages [Spring 2019]

DAMAGES Avoiding pain is natural. In fact, that's why it's there. Pain is a signal to the brain, letting us know that something is wrong. Through our efforts to avoid the uncomfortable, we protect ourselves, our hearts, and sometimes our lives. It's in this way that most people understand and cope with pain. Whether healthy … Continue reading Damages [Spring 2019]

Bricks [From My Column]

[Copied from my Adams County Drug Court Column] Title: Bricks Drug Addiction is my enemy, and my enemy hates me. More than hate, my enemy desires to strip everything from me, torture me to the edge of death, allow me to recover slightly, and then torture me once more. This is the cycle of addiction … Continue reading Bricks [From My Column]

Copied From My Column In The Adams County Drug Court Newsletter [October 2019]

[WARNING] Strong Adult Language. Parental Guidance is Suggested. My fellow Adams County Drug Court Clients, I am writing this for you because we are at war. I want you to have plenty of ammunition. I want you to have as many high capacity magazines as you can carry for your upcoming battle against the enemy, … Continue reading Copied From My Column In The Adams County Drug Court Newsletter [October 2019]