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Quite a while back I published a link to a prose poem about relapsing that I’ve heard many times over the years.  Today I was given a link to the same story with a different twist.  I really like it, so here it is — see what you think… Read more

This is a rough time of year for people who suffer from addictions, and for their family members. Here’s a list that can help: Here is a link for AA meetings in Ventura County http://www.aaventuracounty.org/ Here is a link to find or AA meetings anywhere http://www.aa.org/lang/en/central_offices.cfm?origpage=373 Here is a list for Alanon meetings in Ventura… Read more

Do you know about MDPV? It’s the acronym for methylenedioxypyrovalerone or mephedrone.  What’s that?  These are ingredients in legal, easy to buy stimulant hallucinogens that can kill, directly or indirectly. Their street names are “bath salts” or “plant food” because that’s what hey look like, and the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) hasn’t gotten around to… Read more

If you are struggling with addiction of any kind, the poem below can be a great help.   Also take a look at our bookstore, for Claudia Black’s book on relapse prevention.  She’s a great author in general for recovery from addiction. AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN FIVE SHORT CHAPTERS by Portia Nelson I I walk down the street… Read more