Step Seven of AA: Humility

Step Seven of AA: Humility

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…

Addiction in Sport

Addiction in Sport

Addiction in sport seem to go hand and hand.  Darren McCarty, John Daly, Brett Favre, Josh Hamilton, and Ryan Leaf are a few of the pros who dealt with the disease.  Athletes are under nearly unparalleled levels of pressure to…

Addiction: Hypothesizing the Cause

Addiction: Hypothesizing the Cause

Let's hypothesize the cause of addiction, after all what causes a person to become an addict. Estimations blame genetics for between 40% and 60% of a person's vulnerability to addiction. OD hypothesizes one predominating factor behind why a person gets hooked on drugs. In our opinion addiction is the result of internalizing a false narrative as a personal truth or norm.

A New Drug Education Approach

Drug Education: The OD Project

This post is taken from an email being sent to school principles to introduce them to our proposed drug curriculum and extend an invitation for them to be a part of the pilot project.  Please message any suggestions you might have on the project to us!

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.