Category Archives: Methamphetamine

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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Heads up… Although I often write about addiction, this isn’t just a recovery blog.

Recently a commenter was angry that I compared snorting to smoking meth, and wrote an angry, rambling, partially coherent comment expressing her rage. She tried to convince me that I was arrogant and irresponsible by claiming that smoking meth is … Continue reading

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I really need to stop oversharing.

It’s great to be open about a former addiction, and about being in recovery. But I have this bad habit of oversharing, specifically about things that I achieved while I was still on meth, at work. With zero irony, I’m … Continue reading

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