THE PRIVILEGED ADDICT MEMOIR 2012
Put a drug in front of me and I turn into a dumpster, consuming everything in sight. I can’t stop. Nothing can stop me. Mom can’t stop me. Doctors can’t stop me. Pills can’t stop me. Nothing human or man-made can stop me. I’m screwed. And yes I know it’s wrong and I’ll ruin everything, but I don’t care. Even if I do care and I don’t want to lose my wife, job, family, savings… I go get high anyway. That’s how selfish I am. After 15 years of chronic addiction, I wanted to get better but couldn’t. I had no power and no solution. Getting physically sober would just send me into a crippling depression. I wasn’t okay with or without drugs until one night, up North, when I had a profound spiritual experience. I was equipped with a set of actions that saved my life and have brought untold miracles. I am recovered. I wrote this story to dispel the old cliché that people don’t change. People do change. I am living proof.
ANYBODY CAN TAKE STEPS 2016
The Twelve Steps are not just that poster hanging on the wall during a meeting or support group. This program gives us a rigorous set of actions based on universal spiritual principles that we find at the core of any religious tradition throughout time. Please use and share this groundbreaking Twelve Step guide for a profound and cathartic spiritual experience of your own. Ask yourself if it is time to regain power and to effect real and lasting change in your life. Ask yourself if it is time to let go, find peace and become free. Trust me, there is nothing better in this world than simply being okay. . . so go for it.
THE PRIVILEGED ADDICT QUOTES 2015
To truly understand addiction and recovery, we must step outside the box of the status quo and challenge conventional wisdom. We must look deep within and challenge ourselves. We must observe reality and see things as they are. Addiction and alcoholism will contort and confuse the mind of not only an addict, but a sane loved one just the same, so this collection of ideas, concepts, passages and quotes from my years of writing about addiction is for both fellow addicts and the countless loved ones out there who have stuck by us and loved us unconditionally while we remained preoccupied with ourselves and our comfort. This book should help take what is a dark and painful subject and shine a light on it. Needless to say, these are just words on a page and can never be equated with pure action. We must not simply read but must work hard if we are to effect real and lasting change, if we are to build an inner reservoir of peace and strength, if we are to achieve escape velocity and enter a new world of freedom.