Wednesday, November 30, 2005

today's quota: Virtually Surreal & Subtle Addictions

Salvador Dali Quotes:
- "At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since."
- "The only difference between a madman and myself is that I am not mad."
- "I don't do drugs. I am drugs."
- "The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels; it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant."
- "I believe the moment is drawing near when... it would be possible to systematize confusion and thereby contribute to a total discrediting of the world of reality."
- "Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it."

View Virtual Dali Galleries

Subtle Addictions:
"Many people are aware of the fact that addictions are used to avoid pain, and most of us are aware of the common addictions: food, alcohol, drugs, gambling, TV, spending, work, sex, rage and so on. Most people, however, are not aware of the more subtle addictions..."
- Margaret Paul, PhD
Subtle Addictions Article

Addiction Articles & Excerpts

Relationship Advice, Help, Spiritual Growth, Parenting Advice

quipping post: Instant Yoga

Right Way - achieved by years of training...

Wrong Way - achieved instantly by drinking...

(Pics sent in Billy S - Thanks!)

question with answers: Addiction Recovery & Humor

Is humor important in addiction recovery?
It certainly helps. 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

info quests: Recovery & Buddhism, Inner Child, and Hugs

Buddhist Recovery
Resources for the Buddhist path to freedom from alcoholism and addiction:

Bodhi's Homepage
"Bodhi" is a Buddhist term that literally translates as meaning awakened. Its a fitting description I think for my journey thus far, a gradual awakening to recovery, self and spirit":

Bodhi's Homepage

Bodhi's Buddhist Non Theistic 12 Steps

Online Zen E-Zine
DailyZen's monthly selection of Zen, Buddhist, and Taoist classics:

On the Way Journal at Daily Zen

New Address - Understanding Myself
Julie has moved her Al-Anon Yahoo blog to blogspot:

12 Steppin' for Inner Child Recovery
"Addiction, fear, anxiety, depression, abuse, anger, co-dependent with a crackhead or tweeker":

Recovery Hugz

Let Someone Know U Luv Them

quick-links: Addiction & Radio, TV, Horoscopes, Blogs

A New Recovery Radio Show

Oprah TV Clips - 17-Year-Old Meth Addict

Addiction Clips

At Dr Standley's

Browse Blogs

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

today's quota: All The Animals Come Out At Night

Leighann Lord:
"Did you know America ranks the lowest in education but the highest in drug use? It's nice to be number one, but we can fix that. All we need to do is start the war on education. If it's anywhere near as successful as our war on drugs, in no time we'll all be hooked on phonics!" - Standup Comedy See a Video Clip

Arnold Schwarzenegger:
"After the muscle-shocking sessions we drank wine and beer and got drunk and carried on like the old-time weight lifters back in the 1800s or early 1900s... We got into this trip that we were gladiators, male animals. We swam naked out in nature, had all this food, wine and women; we ate like animals and acted like animals."
- From 'Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder' Archived Website

Robert De Niro as 'Travis Bickle':
"All the animals come out at night... dopers, junkies - sick, venal. Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets."
- From the Film, 'Taxi Driver' Listen to Sound Clips

quipping post: Recycled Tea & Death By Caffeine

Today's Free Money-Saving Tip: Re-Use Your Tea Bags...

(...and whoever said alcoholics get cheap after they sober up?)

Death by Caffeine
"How much of your favorite caffeinated drink would it take to kill you?"

Death by Caffeine at

Death By Chocolate Here

quick-links: Serenity, Moms, Bikers, Blogs, Choices, and Beads

The Complete Serenity Prayer
"Hundreds of thousands of people in twelve step recovery programs all over the world recite the first four lines of the Serenity Prayer at meetings held every day. Yet, only one in a hundred of those know that what they are saying is only the first part of a complete prayer of extraordinary wisdom and beauty." See an awesome presentation of The Complete Serenity Prayer:

Click to Watch

New Website - Read the History, Get a Screensaver, Send an E-card

Sober Moms
"Bringing Together A Community of Support for Sober Women and Moms in Recovery"

Supporting Women in Recovery

Click Here for SoberMoms Digital Diary Blogs

Bikers in Recovery
Enjoy the recovery ride...

New Blog - State of Healing
"A blog that deals with life, recovery from addictive-compulsive behaviors, offers hope to the suffering addict and those who live and love them and sprinkles in some real-life reality about my journey through a path of awareness that only God could lead me to walk into each and every day":

Blog - So I'm An Alcoholic
"I am an alcoholic. Not a recovering alcoholic. A very active one. This journal will hopefully come to serve as the trail of bread crumbs I will use to get back home when I should become totally lost":

Friends of Choices
"Nonprofit organization dedicated to helping recovering alcoholics and addicts, principally through our sober living homes for men in the West Los Angeles area":

Twelve Beads
Prayer beads made for people in any 12 step program:

info-quest: E-Zines, Stories, Quizzes, Videos, and Freebies

New Edition - NICD Online Magazine
The November issue of this monthly e-zine is here:

November Issue

Addiction/Addictions Information To Help Alcoholics/Addicts

Journaling Tips - Wellbriety Magazine
Click and scroll down for tips on keeping a personal journal:
Volume 6, Number 14

Music at White Bison

Art at White Bison

The Giving Blog
A web log all about giving:

Users' Stories
Booze, coke, heroin, speed, and other drug users' stories:

Users' Stories at

Flash Drugs Test at

Doctor Jenn Berman
Beverly Hills Psychologist Dr Jenn's page of self help quiz links:

Dr. Jenn's Links

TV Sample Videos

Extreme Celebrity Detox
"We took 15 celebrities away from their home comforts and subjected them to a range of detox programmes that claimed to enhance inner peace, happiness and understanding through yoga, t'ai chi, Taoism and shamanism":

Celebrity Detox

Tiny Pacman

Freebie Stuff