Originally published on Medium, 11/01/17 by Juliet Abram Thursday, October 26, 2017 was a big deal in terms of confronting America’s opioid epidemic. President Donald J. Trump finally declared there is a public health emergency with the opioid epidemic, although he fell short of calling this a national emergency. Trump said, “We can be the generation that … Continue reading Dealers and Dealing with the Opioid Public Health Emergency
I've neglected this blog; admittedly, somewhat on purpose. Yes, that's a lame cop-out statement but the "somewhat" applies to the 8 months or so I was slinging sandwiches in a MTO* kitchen inside one of those fabulous gas stations known for their high-end cuisine. It's critical to mention this was the most poorly operated kitchen … Continue reading Chronicles of Where-Are-Ya?
*GUEST BLOG by Zoltan Buchan* I love a good hug. Who doesn’t? Is there any more human gesture than the simple embrace? Whether it’s to greet a much missed friend, comfort a child, express intimacy and affection with a lover, or share an explosion of mutual joy with a total stranger at a football … Continue reading Compulsory Hugs Are Meaningless
Hi everyone, I'd start by introducing myself but I'm anonymous, I feel exposed standing here let alone speaking to you and revealing my face. All kidding aside, I'll keep my lead short out of respect to your time. Ok, still kidding. This one should go on for at least an hour if I'm lucky. So … Continue reading Imaginary 80 Year Anniversary Speech for AA, or, 80 Years and Still Sick
Do we avoid having conversations with loved ones that may help educate them in how we recovered and why it works for us? In the Living Sober book by Alcoholics Anonymous we're told: "Our shaky emotional condition also affects our feelings towards old friends and family. For many of us, these relationships seem to heal … Continue reading There are No Rules only Suggestions
I am Deathly Allergic to AA Lately I am remembering the perks of being in Alcoholics Anonymous. I was applauded for putting myself down and making critical comments about my poor decisions, which makes sharing at AA meetings eerily similar to stand-up comedy.As Al Franken, former comedian and U.S. Senator stated after the death of … Continue reading I’m Deathly Allergic to AA
In Loving Memory of Robin WilliamsThis happened. I wanted to believe it was a hoax. On August 11, 2014, the world lost arguably the most talented comedic actor of our times, Grammy and Oscar winner Robin Williams. The preliminary ruling was that he committed suicide. He was 63 years old.Williams' battled clinical depression, or possibly bipolar … Continue reading The Reality of Depression and AA- What a Concept