Category Archives: Addiction

In my fifth year clean feels like a weird way of putting it when I’m four years and a bit clean.

Excuse the long title and short post but I don’t have much to say today… While I was on leave recently, we (Josh and I) went to Gold Reef City with my brother, his wife, and Josh’s cousins. At one … Continue reading

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It’s time. Time to quit the cigarettes.

At the start of this month, I decided that my carton of cigarettes purchased with the monthly shopping would be my last. But as I’ve edged towards that target, the doubts have crept in and loomed large. Now I’m almost … Continue reading

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Funny how on meth, we see when other people are acting strangely, but not ourselves

This is something I realized years ago, but haven’t written about for a while. Recently reader “juststartedmethlastweek” commented the following: Ok here goes, we have been up for like 7-8 days now and still going strong. But all a sudden … Continue reading

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Truth, lies, and double standards

When is a lie acceptable and when is it not? This past Saturday, I took my son Josh to a child’s birthday party. There, I mentioned to a woman, who used to be his foster mother, that I was taking … Continue reading

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I don’t have any answers to explain how I went from somebody who could not imagine life without meth, to someone who can’t imagine ever using again.

Oh, that’s a horrible title. Excuse me but I’m tired – writing this late on a Sunday night. Plus I need to test Open Live Writer on a newly setup computer. Plus I hate that last post of mine being … Continue reading

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The rot at the root of 12 step programs

A few days ago, I read a status on one of the atheist groups I belong to. A woman mentioned that she’d taken part in a Discworld cosplay, dressing up as a Terry Pratchett character and later shared photos online, … Continue reading

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I didn’t know… the place where I did the court-stipulated outpatient program has closed down.

The SANCA rehab I attended for my outpatient program, has closed down most of its parts. In happened in December 2015 already. SANCA is the only rehabilitation organisation accepted by the courts in this country, and when I was still … Continue reading

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