I’m sure that you have noticed the frequent changes in design and more recently hosting for my blog. I have made the changes for several reasons; I am happy to say that readership is increasing, and so I wanted to be at a place where I have a bit of control over the site. I am generally not a fan of lists of things that I cannot do; I am learning all of this ‘internet stuff’ on the fly, and it is hard enough to figure things out without extra rules on top of all the other things.
That said, I DO NOT like the fact that the ads from Google on the side of the page often are filled with places to buy OPIATES of all things. I am trying to figure out how to control those ads and block certain advertisers, but for now try to ignore them. They must pay every time someone clicks on their ads, as you all know… so… so…
Anyway, I have also heard comments regarding the rather vivid picture of a shooting junkie. Yes, it is a bit graphic. I do NOT intend to glamorize drugs, and if that is the perception I will rethink things. I want people to remember the ugliness of using. I also want people to make the connection between snorting and oxy; there is nothing that separates the oxy snorter from the scene in the picture except for time. I went from swallowing to shooting, missing snorting altogether. But it always progresses, particularly after periods of sobriety, when during relapses people find themselves doing things they never used to imagine doing before.
Finally, please notice the Amazon donation bucket. It is now 1:00 am and I have patients at 8:30 tomorrow morning and then my radio show at 10, then I am in court all afternoon testifying for a person who has been charged pretty highly with felony counts– a young kid with a future ahead of him who got addicted… but has been working hard to turn things around. And that is what it is all about, my friends– look at your mistakes and have the courage to take them on, and to change them, and then move on. I have great respect for people who keep trying to move forward. Take a hit, get up, and keep moving. That’s how it’s done, and Kudos to those of you who are moving forward. And as for those who thought you would never make it– come back in five years and show them your nice new suit.
Man, I wander when it is late! THE AMAZON HONORS PROGRAM! I spend a lot of time here and because the readers are mostly not local, I do not get referral or advertising from the site… so if you find the information here valuable, or entertaining, or even just ?nice diversion, any donations are appreciated. I am considering offering some paid content… nothing major so don’t worry. Something like a video file that is a primer on opiate addiction, that describes all of the treatment options out there. I will contrast the pros and cons of each type of approach. Stay tuned, as I think it will be interesting. How much is an hour long worth, that has a psychiatrist who specialized in addiction discussing all of the options? I’m thinking 30 bucks. It sounds high, but it is less than one 80 mg oxy tablet. The 80 will be up the nose and gone, and this will stick around forever.
If you are willing and If you find me helpful, please chip in for a few bucks. Thank you very much for visiting.,
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