Many of us self-medicate, we find things that stimulate our minds, things that cause that chemical excitement that makes us able to focus. This is my story:
At the age of twelve, I found alcohol. View full article »
I know I’ve suffered. I’ve recently been diagnosed with ADHD and I look back on a life of grief. But a common theme running through my life makes me realize that there is suffering much worse then mine. I’m talking about the suffering of food. View full article »
I’ve always thought that a holistic approach to health had a lot to offer. The idea that the body, in its entirety, should have a say in its own treatment is an amazing concept. If we accept this concept then we must consider the body’s cravings as part of that information, as having some validity. View full article »
A familiar tune, if you live in my head, and with good reason. Caffeine is a stimulant, and I need stimulation - well, okay, I don’t need traditional stimulation, I’m up to speed and beyond inside my head. But it turns out that substances referred to as stimulants actually cause a focusing effect. And I need focus! As mentioned earlier in this blog, I have ADHD. View full article »
A bottle in front of me or a frontal labotomy?
I bumped into someone yesterday, who was telling me about a mutual acquaintance who has been sober for a year and counting. I don’t remember the specifics and I wouldn’t repeat them here, but the phrase “keeping my fingers crossed” may have come up.
During the course of the conversation it became apparent that the person I was talking to didn’t realize that I am an alcoholic(am, not was). View full article »