Saturday, April 3, 2010

Stop Whining

Hey you young heroin addicts who have decided to stop this foolishness and get on with your lives…hurray, good for you, that’s great! Now let’s move on.

Stopping drugs isn’t your reason for being on the planet. It’s so you can get back to figuring out why you’re on the planet. Why here, why now, why with these challenges in this body with these parents in this country with this education-or lack thereof.

You did an Accelerated Opiate Detox with TCI or you detoxed yourself. You are on naltrexone therapy. Now what?

Too many of you are coming in for visits telling me what you don’t like about NA meetings. You are hearing war stories and it makes you want to go out and use. You don’t want to have to speak up and tell your story. The guys selling drugs are lurking around there waiting to grab your vulnerable self and get you high.

Just stop it with the excuses already. It is time for you to get on with the business of your business. The guys who are telling their war stories are not worried that they’re going to offend someone at a meeting. They are there for support from people they know have accepted the addiction condition. It’s not a pity party; it’s a support group. Go in there, bring something to the table, and know that your own gifts, talents, desires, and truth are trying to emerge from the drug fog you created.

Listen up: you are not a tragic figure. You have the disease of addiction. Embrace it with compassion then let it go. Become the first step—we admitted we were powerless over drugs—that our lives had become unmanageable…

Then get ready for the fun to start. For a bunch of dope addicts, I can say that I’ve never worked with a more talented, clever, hilarious, insightful bunch of people than you guys.

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