Thursday, October 27, 2005

today's quota: The Alcoholic Mind and Personality

The Alcoholic Mind
"So we set up the first night... We go down to the place to play and we go in there, this huge place, and there are about three people in the audience, a one-armed go-go dancer and a couple of drunk waiters... and a fight starts. There isn't even enough people in the place to get angry!"
- From the Rockumentary, 'The Last Waltz'
Music Video Clips Here

The Alcoholic Personality
"Unfortunately, alcoholics often have two sides to their personalities. They can be very abusive and they can be very caring. If you want the caring too much, you will get the abuse too. Note: Some people who consider themselves alcoholics are not directly abusive to others - but people who are considered to have the typical 'alcoholic personality' definitely are."
- From, Living with Alcoholics

Help Yourself Personal Growth Topics

quipping post: Panhandling Worldwide

Get The Skinny On Panhandling
"How much do panhandlers really make? Can you possibly make a living at this? How much of a difference does a funny sign make? Will people give to a guy in a banana suit? Does every sign have to say "God Bless?" Important questions. I aim to find the answers...":
Panhandling Worldwide Blog

new quick-links: Recovery Help, Ramblings, and Radio

Sober Alcoholic
"Information you need to Get and Stay Sober!"
Ask questions and get individual replies e-mailed directly to you:

Sober Alcoholic Website

Bart's Web Page
"This site is dedicated to all the people in twelve step programs around the world. Thank You for the clean & sober life I have today":

Bart's Page - A Way Out

Living in Recovery Blog
"This is a place where I can be me. A grateful revovering alcoholic/addict. I will talk about whatever happens in my life as it relates to my recovery":

Ragamuffin Ramblings Blog
"Reflections on a journey of life, faith, and recovery (from inside and outside the church and the 12-step communities) from a believer, seeker, theologian, and slightly-more-than-part-time thinker":

AA Radio Group
"Alcoholics Anonymous Radio Meeting featuring recordings of AA speakers, AA meetings. We encourage recovering alcoholics to participate by contributing their own experience, strength and hope. Leads can be heard 24 hours a day":

AA Radio Group

"Providing youth with chemical dependency, dual diagnosis/co-occurring disorders, and/or behavioral problems with the highest quality of professional care available":

Teensavers Website

info-quests: Prayer, Cooking, Smoking, and Terror

The Patron Saint of Alcoholics

Culinary Camaraderie - Cooks In Recovery

Read About How Movies Sell Smoking

Drugs & Terrorism

The Psychology of Blogging:

Quiz - What Type of Blogger Are You?

The Psychology of Bloggin' Blog

Friday, October 14, 2005

today's quota: Journeys, 12 Steps, Addiction and Supplies

Journeys on Mind Mountain:
"When you can listen to your thoughts without becoming lost in what you hear; when you can hear them without adding or subtracting, without editing; when you can remember the very worst without cringing, without even an eyeblink of the mind, it’s then your life will turn." Daily Zen Here

12 Steps:
"Sometimes, it feels almost too much to ask of us.....Why do I have to go through the pain of seeing my past? I know, I ensure that it stays there."
12 Step Cafe Journal

Oil Addiction:
"When we're addicted to drugs we're told to cut off the supply, but when we're addicted to oil we're told to increase the supply. There's something wrong here."
- From the documentary, 'Oil on Ice'

Trouble Junkies:
"We're all a bunch of trouble junkies, we've been mainlining danger and adrenaline for so long nothing else gets us off, it's kind a sick."
- From the film, 'Air America'

"When the guy at the door said, 'Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms,' I just assumed it was more supplies."
- Unknown

quipping post: Alien Thrills Cartoon & Pub Gadget

Official Bizarro Website

Inflatable PortaPub?

quick-links: New Addiction Recovery Blogs

Getting Sober
"I'm not a treatment center I'm a real person":

Blogstream Blog

Recovery Online
"I was never strong enough to say I don't have to drink 5 beers in a row":

AA Waking Life
"Attempt to journal some of the experiences in recovery":

Recovery Crossroads Blogs Index
Create your own or just visit recovery blogs here:

Recovery Crossroads Blogs

Understanding Myself
"I created this blog to journal my Al-Anon program":

Yahoo! Blog

quirks: Horoscopes, Astrologers Anonymous, and Mystical Stuff

This Month's Recovery Horoscopes

Daily Horoscopes by Linda Black

Astrology Problem? 12-Question Quiz

The Road to Recovery for Astrology Addiction Begins Here

Zodiac Musings and Quotes

C Ravin's Zodiac Articles, Stories

Lots of Mystical Stuff & Such

Thursday, October 06, 2005

today's quota: Recovery, Reincarnation, and Picasso

Robbie Williams:
"I had to stop drinking. The thing was, I didn't know how to do it. I needed to be dowsed in cold water and told not to be silly, so that's what I did in rehab. I dowsed myself in cold water and told myself not to be silly! And I'm also quite spiritual, which helps me look after myself. I meditate every day, and I pray every morning and evening."

Jeffrey B Russell:
"I used to believe in reincarnation, but that was in a previous life."
- Quote from, 'History of Witchcraft'

Paul McCartney:
"Drink to me, drink to my health, you know I can't drink anymore."
- Lyrics from 'Picasso's Last Words'

quipping post: Debating Religion

The Great Religions hold a Speaker Forum
(Quote from Simon Blackburn's 'Being Good')

First the Buddhist talked of the ways to calm, the mastery of desire, the path of enlightenment, and the panellists all said, "Wow, terrific, if that works for you that's great!"

Then the Hindu talked of the cycles of suffering and birth and rebirth, the teachings of Krishna and the way to release, and they all said, "Wow, terrific, if that works for you that's great!"

And so on, until the Catholic priest talked of the message of Jesus Christ, the promise of salvation, and the way to life eternal, and they all said, "Wow, terrific, if that works for you that's great!"

And he thumped the table and shouted, "No! It's not a question of if it works for me! Its the true word of the living God, and if you don't believe it you're all damned to hell!"

And they all said, "Wow, terrific, if that works for you that's great!"

Philosopher Simon Blackburn's Web Page Here

Humor can be the best medicine...
But if you or someone you know is suffering from addiction, there's nothing funny about that. You don't have to face it alone - there's always 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

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quick-links added: New Resources, Posters, Colors, and Reality

New! Host a show for a fee or listen for free

New! Message Board, Chat Room, Resource Links and More

Museum of Old Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters

New! October 2005 Edition of this Monthly Online Magazine

Photoblog - Submit a Pic of your Daily Jab

Gallery of Early 70's Psychedelic Sketches and Quotes

Psychology of Drunk Tank Pink

Color Matters Website

Cliff Pickover on why DMT Users See Insects

Sex, Drugs, Einstein, and Elves Here