Addiction in Sports: The OD Movement

Sports and Life an 8 Year Hiatus

One of the unforeseen consequences of habitual substance abuse comes from addicts commonly losing interest in the things that once brought them joy.  It’s been eight years since I watched both the deciding game in the Stanley Cup and the…

Father's Day OD

Father’s Day: An Open Letter

Today is Father’s Day, a day we recognize the most influential man in our lives. To all the fathers out there Happy Father’s Day and thank you for all that you do.  What makes Dads great is they provide for…

Step Nine of AA: Honor

Step Nine of AA: Honor

Society sees the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous as the Bible for anyone looking to recover from an addiction.  The program has an estimated success rate of between 8% and 12% according to addiction specialists, and AA has approximately 2…

Dope is Unbearable: The OD Movement

Why Stopping Drugs is Unbearable

The question, "What happens to heroin addicts when they quit cold turkey, and why is it so unbearable?" popped up on my Quora feed the other day. This post is taken, in part, from my response. There are different levels…

Addiction in Sport

Addiction in Sport

Addiction and sports seem to go hand in hand.  Darren McCarty, John Daly, Brett Favre, Josh Hamilton, and Ryan Leaf are a just few of the professional athletes who have dealt with substance abuse.  Athletes are under nearly unparalleled levels…

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