Tuesday, November 20, 2007

quota: The Fine Line of Addiction

Walking the Fine Line between Self-Control and Self-Abuse

"I got drunk for the first time when I was eleven. I was new at my synagogue, and some of the girls who took me in snatched some bottles of wine from the kitchen and we gorged on them beneath the flickering beauty lights in the women’s restroom.

"By thirteen I drank whenever possible. Wine at dinner, stealing gulps of vodka from the freezer, whiskey from the cupboard, beer from my friend's older brothers...

"Never had I given my love of alcohol the pleasure of being called an 'addiction.' It was something I liked to do, I could control it, I never threw up, and my actions were more or less intelligent...

"There were periods where it just wasn’t available, and I survived alright, wanted it, but I dealt. When it became routine again was when it got bad. Morning cap, night cap, water bottle in my purse. It was the cold of winter I was wanting to evade, not life, glug glug glug..."

Quotes from Bekka's 'Walking the Fine Line between Self-Control and Self-Abuse'

quipping post: Political Correctness and Booze Jokes

Politically correct ways to say someone drinks too much:



A man does not have a BEER GUT; he has developed a LIQUID GRAIN STORAGE FACILITY.

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Booze and Temperance Joke
A minister was completing a Temperance sermon. With great emphasis he said, "If I had all the beer in the world, I'd take it and pour it into the river." With even greater emphasis he said, "And if I had all the wine in the world, I'd take it and pour it into the river." And then finally, shaking his fist in the air, he said, "And if I had all the whiskey in the world, I'd take it and pour it into the river." Sermon complete, he sat down. The song leader stood very cautiously and announced with a smile, nearly laughing, "For our closing song, let us sing Hymn 365, "Shall We Gather at the River."

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quick links: Recovery, Peace, and Shiny People

Helping to Provide Addiction Treatment in Developing Countries

Outer Peace - The Imagine Peace Project
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Inner Peace - The Complete Serenity Prayer
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The Recovery Podcast
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ASAM - American Society of Addiction Medicine

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quirky stuff: Drugs, Celebrities, and LSD Blotter Art

History of Drugs 450 BC - 2006 AD

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History of Drugs 450 BC - 2006 AD

The 50 Craziest Pop Stars Ever

You don't have to be crazy to be a rock star. But let's just say the world would be a far less colorful place without these 50 drug-addled, tantrum-throwing, Thorazine-gulping and/or just plain mad music maestros.

The 50 Craziest Pop Stars Ever

10 Wasted Celebrities on Video

It's hard sometimes. You can't bring crackheads home, or your parents (no matter how old) will yell at you. You can't bring them to work, or you risk losing your job. And you can't really hang out with them, or you risk being arrested. But now we've discovered Crackheads (the capital "C" is very important here), a delicious way to give yourself a nice, legal buzz with everyone's favorite drug: Caffeine!

White and Dark Cocolate Covered Espresso Beans

Caffeinated Sunflower Seeds

Straws that Mix Your Drink

LSD Blotter Art