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Recovering Alcoholics Smoking Pot? WHAT?

Recovering Alcoholics Smoking Pot? WHAT?

From the movie Private Benjamin: Judy Benjamin: I think they sent me to the wrong place. Capt. Doreen Lewis: Uh-huh. Judy Benjamin: See, I did join the army, but I joined a “different” army. I joined the one with the condos and the private rooms   I Think I Might Have Joined the Wrong Recovery […]

A New Horizon…

A New Horizon…

  “Now – Bring me that horizon…” ― Jack Sparrow   I was going through some old photographs on my computer yesterday, and I came upon a snippet of video, taken on my boat in the Exumas. It appears to be a mistake – a butt dial or the push of the wrong button and it is excruciatingly […]

Man is in the Forest (With a Flask)…

Man is in the Forest (With a Flask)…

  I have a friend named Mark who lives in Michigan. I’m thinking of him this morning. I was feeling resentful about not being able to drink yesterday, and it’s all his fault.   Mark is one of those people who does really fun, outrageous drinking activities and then goes back to his important job with great stories to […]

The D2 Receptor Mutation (Good Band Name)

The D2 Receptor Mutation (Good Band Name)

    I’ve been reading about the “addiction gene”  (the bugaboo, genetic variation suspected to predispose people to addiction) that engineers the dopamine D2 receptor. Dopamine is the brain’s reward system. The D2 receptors modulate how much you feel an experience. We alcoholics have fewer D2 receptors than normal drinkers. In other words even though we may drink more, we […]

I’m Really MAD at Alcohol

I’m Really MAD at Alcohol

  I just spent the last holiday weekend of the summer really mad at alcohol. This weekend Jacksonville’s hoards camped outside my balcony on a parched stretch of sand and partied like it was 2014. There were beach volleyball tourneys, picnics, shark baiting water games and the final push to suntan before the autumn’s inevitable onset. The booze abounded.  Drunken people stumbled into […]