Engineering Addiction – Social Media & Dopamine

Why are teens spending so much time on Social Media?  Is it because Apps* are brilliantly designed and engaging, building community and bringing the world closer?  Or because brain hackers are hooking young users for salable personal data? (Hint: It’s both). Countless teens have addictive relationships with Social Media Apps,… Read More

Internet Addiction- Is It A Real Thing?

I’m having a few people over tonight to stare at their phones.  Wanna come? So goes the quip. We live in a connectivity paradox; our world is astonishingly interlinked, yet people have never been further from those beside them.  People afar are near, people near are afar. A Google search… Read More

What AA Owes Their Early Atheist

Such were the final concessions to those of little or no faith; this was the great contribution of our atheists and agnostics. They had widened our gateway so that all who suffer might pass through, regardless of their belief or lack of belief. Bill Wilson, Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of… Read More

Lawsuits Against Opioid Manufacturers– Will They Succeed?

Lawsuits Against Opioid Manufacturers– Will They Succeed?   A slew of municipalities and states are getting their day in court. Actions against opioid manufacturers are growing like grapes in Bacchus’ vineyards. These suits wish to make pharmaceutical companies pay for their alleged roles in the opioid crisis. The claim is… Read More

Narcan-Resistant Fentanyl Found in Pennsylvania

This year has brought a lot of bad news in the world of drugs and drug addiction. First, it was elephant tranquilizers being found in batches of heroin across the nation. Then, the number of deaths related to Fentanyl shot through the roof. And finally, we had… Read More

PATH and Models in Recovery Event: Strut for Sobriety

Neat event on spreading and strutting the message — models in recovery sponsored by PATH. Strut for Sobriety!’ celebration of recovery. A New PATH (Parents for Addiction Treatment and Healing) presented the 13th annual “Strut for Sobriety!” celebration of recovery at the Hyatt Aventine La Jolla. Over 350 attendees enjoyed… Read More

The Original Man Behind Bill W.

Rogers Burnham, and a historical accounting of many Vermont influences upon the development of the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) program. These themes are interconnected, beginning when Rogers met Bill “Bill W” Wilson when they were children living a few miles apart in Vermont during many summers, starting around 1910. They became… Read More