An Outward Mindset

An Outward Mindset: The Second Pillar

“When people see situations that need to change, the temptation is to immediately apply a behavioral solution. That seems like the fast approach. But if mindset is not addressed, it is usually the slow approach to change.” ― The Arbinger Institute

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…

Five Tools for Addiction

Dealing with Addiction: 5 Essential Tools

Dealing with addiction isn't easy but it can be done. Here are five tools that can make the experience less of a nightmare and help return you to sanity. Diet Sure it sounds simple, but changing your diet can have…

Rock Bottom is a Lie

Rock Bottom: Here’s Why it’s Bullshit

Claiming an addict can’t/won’t get help until they hit rock bottom implies that use is not a problem until a person reaches rock bottom. Most everyone has this preconceived notion that a drug addict is some homeless poor miserable soul with no family who lives under a bridge, I know that’s what I thought, it’s a false narrative that’s the byproduct of preaching rock bottom as a necessity to being a drug addict.

Ketamine for Depression

Ketamine and the Problem with 12 Step

Editor's note: This is not meant to be a criticism of Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, or 12 Step Programs.  I love the program, rather it is meant to spark the discussion on addiction to change the dialogue and to reassess the problem of drugs in society. Now I’m going to cram more themes into this post than I should try, but here goes...

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