Better yet, what is the meaning of YOUR life?
Most people who recognize they have an addiction and fail over and over to overcome it have come to the realization that their addiction is a power greater than themselves. Wouldn’t it make sense to recognize that their healing would also have to be a power greater than themselves. The question is what is this power?
Are you concerned about your drug or alcohol use? Do you wonder whether or not you have a problem? Maybe your spouse, child or a relative is a concern. How much is too much?
This is how doctors define addiction:
In Medicine we differentiate between healthy substance use, substance abuse and a substance use disorder. Let’s discuss Alcohol for example.
One standard drink is the following:Men should drink no more than 4 standard drinks in a day and less than 14 in a week.
Women should drink no more than 3 standard drinks per day and less than 7 in a week.
This is per the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse recommendation.
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“My brother was turning blue, he was not moving, not even breathing. I put that bag on his mouth and started squeezing air into his lungs. I could see his chest move. He finally started waking up. I didn’t have to call 911 that time,” my patient recalled.
What life is like on the other side
the side of freedom and joy
what life is like on this side
is the same but gained by choice
A fellah found joy, so let’s follow
listen closely and learn from thé,
free your mind and let me wallow
and show you a Hero’s journey
A baby was born
A king was scorned
Not the son he’d hoped for came
A heart so torn
A mother was warned
The fate of the child was lame
Born with one short leg
unable to grab his threads
lame he was labeled
He grew in body but not in mind
a blind soul he failed to find
his virtue ruled by vice
and so losing control of his mind
Shunned from the loving light
the warmth turned into a fight
cold and waddling at night
through dust he lost his might
A strange woman appeared
in need of a hand
He helped she shed a tear
Kneeled down to write in the sand
Let your mind start to wallow
forget the past and tomorrow
live for your life the only one
work for yourself
find a friend to help
find your own light in the sun
preserve your health
help those in need of someone
so he started to lay low, quietly retreat
weeding and planting good seed
made friends with the ancients
as he began to read
faced at the foot of an enormous mountain
started to climb to find something
seeking to find the life giving fountain
his virtues growing and counting
the poor legged boy
became the greatest joy
of the people he was able to aid
the poor legged dog
became the king’s rock
a hero’s journey was made