Category Archives: Addiction

On attempted reversal of the burden of proof

Recently my brother stated that “every time you and Megan get together, you relapse”. To believe this, he must ignore the last time in 2013, which happened to be the time I stopped using drugs on the day she arrived … Continue reading

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Even skeptics have blind spots when arguments agree with their beliefs? (On an argument stating that addiction is a disease.)

Well, this sucks. I shared to disagree with this bad argument the other day, only to find that some of my friends, who are atheists and skeptics, agreed with it. Now consider this: People who think Jesus is not God … Continue reading

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What the 12 steps are really about.

After reading a friend’s Facebook statuses and reminding myself how much I hated 12 step programs, I felt inspired to write this. It may not be my most eloquent post, but it is truthful as fuck. Step one: Bullshit. Step … Continue reading

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Did you have rules or standards that you held yourself to during your addiction? I did.

I broke all but one of my own rules though. Those of them that I can remember went like this… Never use after 8PM. A foolish rule when I first used meth, since I believed that I would sleep if … Continue reading

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It can be depressing when one is surrounded by morons

The first time life felt truly hopeless for me was in 1990. I’d been forced by circumstances to serve in the apartheid South African army for a year. I didn’t know what I wanted to study, so I ended up … Continue reading

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A silly lie that’s caught up with me so I’m forced to repeat it.

Still suffering my writer’s block here, and the more serious post that I have in mind will take a lot of effort, so I’ll leave you with this instead… Back when I cleaned up, I knew somehow that sobriety was … Continue reading

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You have to be prepared for recovery from addiction, especially if you are a critical thinker…

Because it isn’t what you expect… I used to beat myself up about not getting recovery right straight away, but lately I see things differently. When I first tried to clean up, it was the end of 2009. I knew … Continue reading

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