Monday, February 28, 2005

today's quota: After All Those Drugs Quote

"After all this time, to believe in Jesus,
After all those drugs, I thought I was Him;
After all my lying and a-crying and my suffering,
I ain't good enough, I ain't clean enough, to be Him."
- Joe Strummer, Clash lyrics 'The Sound Of The Sinners'

quipping post: "Oh, no Sir, 'e aint drunk..."

Drunk Postcard
Click to see this collector's old postcard:
Drunk Postcard

You can view their Home Page here:
Postcard World

links added today: Resource; Alcoholics; Narcotics

Alcoholics Anonymous - A New Zealand Online Resource
"Information about Alcoholics Anonymous in New Zealand, information on drinking problems and alcohol addiction, plus online resources for AA members":
AA New Zealand Resource

Gay & Lesbian Alcoholics
AA Meetings, Alcoholism Signs & Treatment for Gay & Lesbian Alcoholics:
Gay & Lesbian Alcoholics

Narcotics Anonymous 2 Online Group
"A site for sharing Experience, Strength, and Hope":
NA2 Online Group

Friday, February 25, 2005

today's quota: Addictions, Habits, Drinking, and Laziness Quotes

"Addictions are always challenging to resolve, and an addiction to self-judgment is no exception. So be easy on yourself, and don’t judge yourself for judging yourself! It will take time and dedication to become aware of your self-judgments and learn to be kind toward yourself, but the end result is so worth the effort!"
- Margaret Paul

"Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them..."
- Agatha Christie

"I'm not a heavy drinker, I can sometimes go for hours without touching a drop."
- Noel Coward

"Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired."
- Jules Renard

quipping post: Not Only for Drunk People?

Lampshade Cartoon
"And you thought lampshade wearing was only for drunk people..." See it here:
Lampshade Cartoon

For more like this, see the home page at Ozy and Millie

To get a daily dose of new comix on dryblog every day,
scroll down toward the bottom of the right side column, or just
click here

Humor can sometimes be the best medicine...
But if you or someone you know is still suffering, there's nothing funny about that. You don't have to face it alone -- there's always hope and help available.
See here:

Alcoholics Anonymous: Letter to Anyone New to A.A.

Narcotics Anonymous: Who, What, How and Why?

For Family & Friends of alcoholics: What is Al-Anon?

Family & Friends of drug addicts: About Nar-Anon

links added today: Network; Search; Creative; Healthy

Recovery Radio Network
This new site presents "a collection of Internet based radio stations providing recovery speakers, Twelve-Step workshops and, important insights from the medical profession "on demand" in a streaming media format":
Recovery Radio Network

AA Big Book Search Engine
Here you can do a Word Search, go to the Table of Contents, First Page, Directly to Any Page, or look up a word in the Dictionary:
AA Big Book Search Engine

The host site's home page: Healing Resource

Creative Recovery
I found this site through a link at Monty's Sponsor to Sponsor site.
Features include Art, Recovery Works, Links, and more:
Creative Recovery

See Monty's updated site here: Sponsor to Sponsor

Healthy Place
"A community of people providing mental health information, support, and the opportunity to share experiences helpful to others." Information, chatrooms, support groups, mental health videos, and radio show:
Healthy Place

online video: Binge Drinking

Ms Jekyll or Ms Hyde?
"You're drop dead gorgeous, don't drop dead drunk!"
Shown in cinemas across the UK, this public service announcement film is about the 'Jekyll and Hyde' effect that binge drinking has on women (runtime approx 0:32 seconds):
Ms Jekyll or Ms Hyde?

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

today's quota: Dope, Jail, and Alcohol Lunch Quotes

"There's more dope in prison than there is in the streets and it really doesn't cost that much: a honeybun, a jar of peanut butter..."
- Jack Tanner, in 'Community Can Help Addicts Fully Recover'

"Build it and they will come! I am talking about inmates to fill the planned eight-story, $25 million jail."
- Rick Diamond, 'Spend Money on Human Services, Not New Jails'

"What contemptible scoundrel has stolen the cork to my lunch?"
- WC Fields

quipping post: Personalities & Food for Thought

Extreme NA Personalities
You can see this satire piece here:
Extreme NA Personalities

Some Food for Thought
This is exactly the kind of thing that keeps me up at night...
Did you ever notice that the older Mick Jagger gets, the more he looks like Don Knotts?..

links added today: Drug and Alcohol; Prison; Anti-Meth

Castle of Hope for Lost Souls Drug and Alcohol Site
"The Castle of Hope for Lost Souls is a project... hope that it will lead to a Rehab Center, homeless shelter, battered persons center and an anti-crime center (This is for ex-cons and to help young people stay on the right road)":
Castle of Hope for Lost Souls

Also see their main site here: Castle of Hope Home Page

Prison Talk
Prisoner & Family Support Chat Forums:
Prison Talk Online

KCI The Anti-Meth Site
"No one ever tries meth just once"
Reference Library, discussion board, letters from readers, chat room:
KCI Anti-Meth Site

Monday, February 21, 2005

today's quota: Kids and Substance Abuse Quotes

"The rule of thumb ... is whether there's a 'cluster of behavior' -- changes in friends, behavior, dress, attitude, mood, sleep patterns, grades, interests, and so on. If you see a number of changes, certainly look for all explanations by talking to and questioning your kids, but don't overlook substance abuse as a possibility."
- Paco Cummings, 'A Parent's Guide to Kids and Alcohol'

"Don't try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it."
- Russell Baker

"Now son, you don't want to drink beer. That's for daddies, and kids with fake IDs."
- Homer Simpson

quipping post: Cartoons

Recovery Jones
Two new cartoons every Monday:
Comics of the Week

See their Home Page with archives and such:
Recovery Jones Cartoons

links added today: Glass; Hope

The Man in the Glass
"Addiction and Recovery Resources. Articles on alcoholism, drug abuse and substance dependence. Information on rehabilitation, detoxification & strategies. Suited to alcoholics, addicts, friends & those interested in the disease of addiction":
Man in the Glass

Hope UK
"Drug prevention, education and training from Hope UK a Christian charity. Speakers and resources to help children, parents and organisations with a drug free lifestyle":
Hope UK

online weekly: Recovery Broadcast

Cocktails at 5 with Jeffrey
Live Online Every Monday
From 5-6 pm Pacific Time; 6-7 pm Mountain;
7-8 pm Midwest; 8-9 pm Eastern Canada & US
(For International listeners, see the gadget below):
Cocktails at 5

Handy International Zones Thingy:
Time Zone Converter

Friday, February 18, 2005

today's quota: Lewis, McNall, Amos, and Morrison Quotes

"Every time you make a choice you are turning the central part of you, the part of you that chooses, into something a little different from what it was before."
- C S Lewis, 'Mere Christianity'

"I even had an alcoholic roommate that swore leprechauns were sneaking through the vents at night to steal his whiskey."
- Alex McNall, 'Oregon State Daily Barometer'

"I'm into drugs as a teaching tool, which is why I only take hallucinogenics. I mean, it's not like I've never done cocaine, but, on the whole, if I can't see dancing elephants then I'm not interested."
- Tori Amos

"Drugs are a bet with your mind."
- Jim Morrison

quipping post: All You Can Drink

A guy passes a bar and sees a sign in the window, "All you can drink $10". He stops and asks the bartender, "You mean I can have as much alcohol as I want for only $10?" The bartender replies, "Yes, Sir!" "Great," says the man, "then give me $20 worth."
For more quips like the one above,
click on the "Chapters" headings at:

links added today: 12 Step; Way of Life; Centre

RogerG's 12 Step Recovery
"12 Step Recovery from Alcoholism, other Addictions and Mental Health symptoms":
RogerG's 12 Step Recovery

Narcotics Anonymous Way of Life
"We have sought throughout this effort to involve members from all over in the process of reading, editing and collecting new material":
NA Way of Life

Centre for Addiction & Mental Health (CAMH)
Website of "Canada's leading addiction and mental health teaching hospital":

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

today's quota: Gone with the Wind Quote

Rhett - It's no good, Scarlett.
Scarlett - What?
Rhett - The cologne!
Scarlett - I'm sure I don't know what you mean.
Rhett - I mean you'e been drinking brandy, quite a lot!
Scarlett - Well, what if I have, that any of your affair?
Rhett - Don't drink alone, Scarlett, people always find out and it ruins their reputation.
- From the Film, 'Gone with the Wind'

quipping post: Drunkard Cartoons

Russian Drunkard Cartoons
They say that Love is the universal language, but booze is just as cross-cultural. Even if you don't read/speak Russian, you can probably get the gist of most of these (clicking the numbers opens new cartoons):
Russian Drunkard Cartoons

links added today: Sociology; Movies, E-Zine

Alcohol Sociology
"Some Explorations in the Sociology of Alcohol."
Many articles, abstracts, excerpts, and book links here:
Alcohol Sociology

Addiction - The Movie
This is the official website of Addiction, a new movie from Savage Roses Productions. "One man's descent into madness":
Addiction - The Movie

Union Square - Movie
Now available on DVD, this movie is billed as "a powerful look into the world of homeless heroin addicts that live in Union Square Park in New York City":
Union Square - Movie

just published: E-Zine February/March Edition

NICD News Magazine for February-March
Released in the middle of each month, the new February-March edition of this free monthly online e-zine is now available:
NICD News Magazine

See their home page here: NICD

Monday, February 14, 2005

today's quota: Treatment and Diplomat Quotes

"If ever the sum is greater than the parts, it is in combining the power of God, religion and spirituality with the power of science and professional medicine to prevent and treat substance abuse and addiction."
- Joseph A Califano Jr, 'God, Science, and Substance Abuse'

"A diplomat's life is made up of three ingredients: protocol, Geritol and alcohol."
- Adlai Stevenson

links added today: Serenity; Today

The Serenity Corner
"A site about recovery from alcohol & drug addiction":
Serenity Corner

"This is NOT a NA meeting!" J4T is an Email Support Group:
Just4Today Email Group

new edition: Online E-zine

Wellbriety! Magazine
The online magazine's new Volume 6 for 2005:
Wellbriety! Magazine

More here: Wellbriety! Previous Editions

Friday, February 11, 2005

today's quota: Frampton, Clapton, Lebowitz, Handey Quotes

"Woke up this morning with a wine glass in my hand.
Whose wine? What wine? Where the hell did I dine?
Must have been a dream, I don’t believe where I’ve been..."
- Peter Frampton, "Do You Feel Like We Do" lyrics

"Denial is not just a river in Egypt, it's where I've been all my life."
- Eric Clapton

"I never took hallucinogenic drugs because I never wanted my consciousness expanded one unnecessary iota."
- Fran Lebowitz

"I wish I had a kryptonite cross, because then you could keep Dracula and Superman away."
- Jack Handey

quipping post: Zombie Comic Strip

Yikes! Drunk Zombie Housewife?
From of an old 1962 horror comic strip:
Drunk Zombie Housewife

links added today: Vision; International; Places; Magazine

A Vision 4 You
Alcohol and Drug Recovery Community:

Archives International
Documenting Early A.A. Roots and History 1925 – 1955:
Archives International

Walk in Dry Places
A Self-Help Website Devoted to Sobriety in All Things:
Walk in Dry Places

Online Magazine: Mind Over Matter
"This series is designed to encourage young people in grades five through nine to learn about the effects of drug abuse on the body and the brain... These materials are in the public domain and may be reproduced without permission":
Mind Over Matter

banner link added today: Recovery Music

12 Step Radio
Recovery Music Online 24/7. Links, Resources and Supportive Online Community Carrying the 12 Step Message and Traditions:
12 Step Radio

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

today's quota: Aquinas; Strummer; Ruth Quotes

"Virtue consists in knowing how to distance oneself, how to play and to laugh."
- St Thomas Aquinas

"It's no good for man to work in cages,
Hits the town, he drinks his wages."
- Joe Strummer, 'The Magificent Seven' lyrics

"I'll promise to go easier on drinking and to get to bed earlier, but not for you, fifty thousand dollars, or two-hundred and fifty thousand dollars will I give up women. They're too much fun."
- Babe Ruth

quipping post: Riddle and Inevitable Cartoon

Q: What's the difference between an AA group and a 'Save the Seals' campaign?
A: One has a primary purpose, the other has a primary porpoise.

Alcoholism is Inevitable
Click below to see this "It's a Jungle Out There!" cartoon:
Inevitable Cartoon

See their home page with cartoon archives here:
Hagen Cartoons

links added today: Purpose; Same Purpose; Facts

The Primary Purpose Group of AA, Dallas Texas
"To show other alcoholics precisely how we have recovered":
Primary Purpose Group, TX

Same Purpose, Different Group & Site
The above site is different from the The Primary Purpose Website
posted here some time ago... their Group is based in Spartanburg, SC:
Primary Purpose Website, SC

Facts on Tap
Resources and information about college drinking and drugging:
Facts on Tap

Monday, February 07, 2005

today's quota: Curtis, Bogart, Days, Hitchcock Quotes

"... the entertainment industry has a responsibility to portray honestly any problems within our culture, and drugs and alcohol are a huge epidemic... therefore, it is the entertainment industry’s responsibility to depict real, horrific devastation, rather than glorifying it in some sort of fantasy."
- Jamie Lee Curtis

"The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind."
- Humphrey Bogart

"This is the way I look when I'm sober. It's enough to make a person drink."
- From the film, 'Days of Wine and Roses'

"The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder."
- Alfred Hitchcock

quipping post: Surreal Rockwell Joke

As a woman was on her way out the door to go to work, she stopped and looked at her crack-addicted husband and said, "It just occurred to me that sometimes you look like a surreal version of one of those old Norman Rockwell paintings!" Her husband hesitated, "I know I will regret asking, but what do you mean?" She explained: "It's just the way you're sitting there reading the paper, with your bathrobe, slippers, and crack pipe."

links added today: Recovery; Healing; Behavior

Recovery Group
"An online network dedicated to those of us involved in recovery from addictions or life threatening diseases or emotional issues":
Recovery Group

Healing Spirit
"Spiritual metaphysical writings in poetry, prayers, and meditation and AA recovery for healing and inspiration":
Healing Spirit

Online Book: 'Drugs, Brains & Behavior'
Behavior and the chemistry of the brain, "This electronic version may be freely copied and distributed for educational and non-profit purposes":
Drugs, Brains & Behavior

Friday, February 04, 2005

today's quota: Stanley and O'Brien Quotes

"When you start fooling around with drugs, you're hurting your creativity, you're hurting your health. Drugs are death, in one form or another. If they don't kill you, they kill your soul. And if your soul's dead, you've got nothing to offer anyway."
- Paul Stanley

"Scientists announced that they have located the gene for alcoholism... they found it at a party, talking way too loudly."
- Conan O'Brien

quipping post: Windows Media Movie & Online Flash Games

Scottish Sobriety Test
Click 'Scottish Sobriety Test' on the linked page to see the movie (runtime 0:31 seconds):
Scottish Sobriety Test

Beer Dude Online Game
You can uses the 'click here' option on the linked page for a larger view:
Beer Dude Version 1.0

The second version of the game is here:
Beer Dude Version 2.0