Addiction Guide for Parents: 2021

It's never convenient to discuss the elephant in the room. When it is concern over someones substance use the need for change is always uncomfortable. The elephant in the room is that we stigmatize addiction. We stigmatize most all mental…

Scale of Addiction: A Drug by Drug Comparison

In most ways the “addictiveness” of a substance is highly subjective to the user. There’s no clear answer to the questions which drugs are more addictive than others.  The subject of addiction in general is frequently unclear with room for…

Step Ten of AA: Accountability

Step Ten of AA: Accountability

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

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…

What's OD?

What is the OD Movement?

Happy Memorial Day! Keep in mind that today is about remembering and honoring the men and women who have paid the ultimate price while serving our country. God Bless America! ODs Beginnings What is OD Movement? O.D. started in January…

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