Thursday, March 16, 2006

today's quota: Addiction, the Hammer, and the Sales Pitch

Chris Rock on Addiction
"I don't get high, but sometimes I wish I did. That way, when I messed up in life I would have an excuse. But right now there's no rehab for stupidity."
"Actually, I think all addiction starts with soda. Every junkie did soda first. But no one counts that. Maybe they should. The soda connection is clear. Why isn't a presidential commission looking into this? Or at least some guys from the National Carbonation Council." - Chris Rock quotes Video Clips

The Hammer
"My Dad used to always say sometimes we like to hit ourselves on the head with a hammer just because it feels so good when you stop. God, he was a wise man!"
- James, 'Letter to My Addiction'

The Sales Pitch
"Imagine how it might be if we had arrived at the doors of Narcotics Anonymous, desperate, wanting to stop using drugs, only to be met by a sales pitch: 'If you just work the steps and don't use drugs, you'll get married, live in the suburbs, have 2.6 children, and start wearing polyester...' Most of us, greeted with such a heavy-handed spiel, would have shrieked and bolted for the door."
- NA's Basic Text, p 102

Just For Today Daily Meditation

"Addiction plays for keeps. So do we."

quipping post: Drunk Decathlon

Rejected Proposal for New Olymic Games Event

This is Your Brain on Booze
Humor can be the best medicine. But if you or someone you know is still frying their brain, there's nothing funny about that. 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

link queue: Recovery, Music, Humor, Health, and Photos

Cyber Recovery
Addiction recovery message boards, chats, meetings:

Christian Recovery Ministries
Help and support fellowship online for Christians in recovery:

Methadone Anonymous Support
Information, forums, recovery stories, and resources:

Alive & Well News Online
Free online books you can read using your browser:

Free Books at Alive & Well News Online

Sunlight of the Spirit Music
Features CDs created by artists in recovery, with the largest selection of twelve-step and recovery music available for dealing with alcoholism and addiction in all its forms:

Sunlight of the Spirit Music Blog

"Got Recovery?" Article about Recovery & Music

Inspirational and funny
recovery and sobriety shirts:

Soberduck Blog

Addiction & Recovery Blogs...

Health Blogs...

NHS Blog Doctor

Weight Loss Info Blog

Yahoo! Health Expert Blogs

The Art of Photography...

Half-nAAked Thursday - Weekly Photo Sharing

Photoshop Manipulations - Beer Swap Photo Gallery

Photoshop Contests at

Photos of N.A. Tattoos at I Want Recovery

Vintage Photographs Blog


Were the good old days actually good?
Revisit the mentality of your drinking days here:

Modern Drunkard Magazine Online

History's Greatest Female Drunks Part 1

Female Drunks Part 2

Free Downloads, Tech News, Entertainment

Smoking Chimp Video

Scuba Kittie Video

Human Chair Stack Video

Index Page of All Videos

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