Commentary

Guilt vs. Responsibility – What Did I do Wrong?

When friends and family members find out that a loved one is addicted, often – especially with parents – the first reaction is:  What did I do wrong?  Parents feel like they somehow failed their child or a wife thinks she failed her husband.  That’s guilt and all it does is slow the process of…

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Alcohol vs. Marijuana

We have talked about how marijuana is a gateway drug.  This podcast discusses a study in Florida about how alcohol may be a worse gateway drug but in the end – does it really matter?  If someone gets onto heavy drugs from either alcohol or marijuana – the problem of addiction results.

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Our Wish for You – a Drug Free Life

We’ve been getting some heat lately from people who love methadone and suboxone.  What can we say?  We want you to live a drug free life, not dependent on any addictive substance – and yes, methadone and suboxone are addictive.  We hope that you will live a drug free life and if you disagree with…

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Kratom – Part 2- And What about Suboxone?

We struck a nerve with our views of Kratom in our last episode.  We want to let you know that we don’t think Kratom is right or wrong.  The main point is that it isn’t fully researched and until that time, those people taking it are to some degree guinea pigs for the manufacturers of…

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Kratom – The New Wonder Drug?

People are touting the new drug Kratom as the solution to Suboxone addiction, but did you know that Suboxone was touted as the solution to Methadone; Methadone to Heroin and Heroin to Morphine?  Kratom is a drug.  In fact the FDA has just labeled it as an opioid. Substituting one drug for another usually doesn’t…

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Heroin, Benzos and Meth – Nothing to See Here

There’s really nothing totally new in the field of substance abuse and nothing that Jason hasn’t seen.  Having said that, some addicts are now cooking up meth in their own homes as an alternative to heroin but the highs and lows of meth are different.  Bottom line, even though Jason has seen everything in terms…

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Who is the Real Victim in Addiction?

When people think of drug or alcohol addiction, often the addict is thought of as the victim.  However, the real victims may also be those close to the addict, because they live with the fear that the addict will overdose, or get arrested, or wind up in jail or in the hospital. It’s all a…

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Merry Christmas – Our Wish for You

The holidays can be a very stressful time for addicts and their loved ones.  We hope, if you are a loved one, that you get your addicted loved one into treatment sooner rather than later so that this can be the last holiday season of addiction and that you can look forward to sober holidays…

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No One is Immune to Addiction

We have lost some amazing artists due to drug and alcohol addiction.  We hope that any of our listeners who either are artists and addicted or who know artists that are addicted will take note and get help for their friend and loved one or themselves.  Let’s not lose any more of our great artists…

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Forgiven But Not Forgotten

Once again we send the message that to wait until after the hoidays to get help for your addicted friend or family member is a really bad idea.  Families will forgive the addict but should they forget?  Should the addict forget?

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