Work is a waste of time

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No matter who you are, where you were born, how rich you become. Time is something no one can buy. Yet we sell our time day in and day out working at a job most of us hate. Until death or retirement. Certainly it is possible to be happy without Iphones, big houses in prestigious […]

Sobriety - Rehab

Thoughts For Today

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People Places Things If people places and things were enough to keep an addict sober, most of us would be sober on that alone since most of us have tried moving as a solution already.  Unfortunately where ever we end up, there we are.  But there is still an importance to abstain from dangerous situations, […]

honesty

Rigorous Honesty

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This program of recovery tells me I must be rigorously honest in all my affairs. Some of us may have jobs that may cause us to walk that thin line between what’s right and wrong. What do we do in that instance? What do we do if there’s no honest way to perform that job. […]

All things are possible with God

Todays Thoughts

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I have decided: I will not deal with my problems. I will not try to get through it. I will not try to find the source and understand it. I will simply defy the path. Carving out my own future. Me and God alone will Lead my journey from here on out. I will believe […]

Judgmental People

Thoughts For The Day

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I shake my head when reading about people who are intolerant toward addicts and alcoholics. I want to feel loved, I want to feel that I’m connected to my fellow traveler. And I can get there, with some solid step work and fellowship. But when it comes to being intolerant, call me guilty. I’m not […]

Man in the Glass

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When you get what you want in your struggle for self, And the world makes you King for a day, Then go to the mirror and look at yourself, And see what that man has to say.   For it isn’t your Father, or Mother, or Wife, Who judgement upon you must pass. The feller […]

Rat Park Experiment On Heroin Addiction and Recovery

The Rat Park Experiment

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Rat Park was a study into drug addiction conducted in the late 1970s (and published in 1981) by Canadian psychologist Bruce K. Alexander and his colleagues at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. Alexander’s hypothesis was that drugs do not cause addiction, and that the apparent addiction to opiate drugs commonly observed in laboratory […]