Thursday, June 13, 2013


Chris Newcomb, M.Div.

Growing up, I was certain I would become Superman.  I'm still waiting.  But, I believe!  I also could be considered slightly mentally off at my age to actually expect to receive X-Ray Vision, the ability to fly and the ability to blow powerful wind out of my mouth.  Ah, the dreams of youth!

I will, however, be able to connect to my 'inner child' this weekend when the new Superman movie entitled Man of Steel is released to theaters.  I can't wait.  It's going to be EPIC!!!

Which brings me to my reason for writing, which is, to talk to you all about Kryptonite and Recovery.  The two may seem very far from each other but with a little intergalatic perspective you will see their commonalities very shortly!

As you may know, Kryptonite is a green rock, much like the one pictured above, that is capable of reducing Superman to a whining 5th grader trying to do one pull up in front of a girl he can't impress.  It is the one weakness in an otherwise fool proof super hero!  The proverbial achilles heel, if you will.  

And, much like Super Man, many addicts are on top of their game.  However, they don't always know what their 'kryptonite' is and it takes them by surprise and drains them of their strength leaving them helpless to defend themselves.  It's tempting to try and fight the kryptonite but it is a losing battle.

What's your addiction 'kryptonite'?  Is it out-of-control emotions that leave you powerless to fight your desire to use?  What about relationships that test your nerves?  When life presents problems, do you look for chemical solutions?  Do you know where Lex Luther keeps the kryptonite?  Do you stay far away or walk head long into it (see: going to a bar or to a party where you know substances will be available)?

Today be wise Super Man or Super Woman...stay away from the kryptonite and you will soar up, up and away!!!

At The Coleman Institute, you matter!  We want to help you any way we can.  If you or someone you love is in need of detox from alcohol, opiates, benzos, Methadone, or Suboxone, please do not hesitate to call Jennifer Pius or Amy Stewart at 1-877-773-3869.  We are just a phone call away!

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