Early Privileged Addict Quotes – From TPAQ Chapter 1

 

“Recovery is not a function of time. It is a function of what actions we take and at what frequency we take them.”

 

“Recovery is not an exercise in assessing what others did to us. It is an exercise in assessing what we did to others.”

 

“Achieving physical sobriety is not an accomplishment, it is a requirement.Becoming recovered from alcoholism or drug addiction is not an accomplishment, it is our responsibility.”

 

“Resentments are like acid to the seeing eye. They burn and blind us so that we cannot see clearly.”

 

“We make amends for the object of our amends, not to clear our conscience.” Continue reading

The Status Quo Treatment Centers of Today are Based on Lies, Relapse and More Drugs… and are a Total Disservice to Our Loved Ones

Aside from the current worldwide coup against the people, one great travesty and disservice of today is the prevalence of useless, insurance-funded treatment centers. You might as well spend 30 days getting brainwashed by social justice warriors who preach victimhood as if it is a new religion. What pains me is that the very teeth have been taken out of recovery, and worse, God has been taken out of AA. There is no AA without God, as the very conception and purpose of AA is to teach the sick man or woman a set of spiritual actions in order to bring him or her closer to God. So I’m not exactly sure what the fuck secular AA means, but logically speaking, the term is a textbook oxymoron. Continue reading

Until We Change Who We Are Through Moral Action, There Is No Recovery

Drugs and alcohol are just a side-show. We are not getting better from drug and alcohol addiction but from the person we have become. We become addicts through selfish action, so we logically recover through unselfish action.

Comment:

Charlie, You speak the truth. Your message and approach is spot on. I recently read your two books and many of your blog posts. I’m an alcoholic who just got sober a month ago. I’m in A.A. and working the steps. I’m 38 years old, married, father of two with a good career, but have been an immature and selfish person my whole life. I got to the point where I couldn’t stand the person I had become. I hated myself for being such a weak person in many areas of my life. I let fear, misguided resentments, and self seeking behavior rule my life. I love how you lay out a plan of ACTION. I’m jumping in and giving the steps my all. I’m figuring it out as I go, but I’m moving forward. I have no interest in just sitting around in meetings without advancing through the steps with purpose and urgency. I understand that what I want is on the other side of the necessary actions that are uncomfortable and intimidating. I’ve reconnected locally with an old timer with 25 years of sobriety who is a no BS guy to help me with questions and to give me some guidance when needed. But I know it’s on me to take the right action. Let me know if there are any groups/people you recommend I connect with too. I live in Southern CA but like to meet as many like minded people as I can. I wish you all the best man. And thanks for telling it like it is. It’s a breath of fresh air and it’s just the truth. It really resonated with me and got me going down the right path. -Cole

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Darkness

 

     I will get back to addiction after this post, but as I have children whom I love with all of my heart, I can no longer in good conscience remain silent about what is happening to our country and to the world…

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Government is the problem, not the solution. 

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     Now that we have entered a very dark period of Leftist totalitarianism and “covid” tyranny (an evidenced, pre-planned psy-op carried out by a collection of climate/globalist lunatics & terrorists including Bill Gates, Anthony Fauci, George Soros and Klaus Schwab) where all freedoms, privacy and human rights will be lost (let alone all savings and small businesses), where anyone who dares to disagree will be censored, smeared, bankrupted or jailed, and where any semblance of our Constitution and Bill of Rights will be shat on at every turn, I should probably watch what I say… but guess what?

     Fuck that. Continue reading

Everything is Backwards

 

Orwell and Rand and Hayek and all the rest were right. The world has gone mad, and everything is backwards. Everything that is wrong and evil is celebrated, encouraged and embraced, while everything right and good is smeared, demonized and forbidden. That discussion runs outside the scope of this blog, of course, so I suppose we can limit this to the very misguided efforts to ‘fight the stigma’ of addiction. How absurd.

What are stigmas? Why do they exist? We stigmatize things that we can universally or culturally agree are abhorrent (think totalitarian communism until every liberal and a few elitist psychopaths went bat shit insane). Why would addiction be any different? Wouldn’t any sane person want to avoid being and behaving like a drug addict or an alcoholic? Isn’t it rational and reasonable to stigmatize addiction and all that it entails? What is not to stigmatize about lying, stealing, manipulating, deceiving, gluttony, pathological selfishness, abusing others and killing oneself? Continue reading