Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Chronic Pain Blues

Chris Newcomb, M.Div.

If I were a blues artist, I would write a song called, "The Chronic Pain Blues".  It would be an epic tale of sorrow because of bodily pain and suffering.  I mean, after all, it IS a blues song so it HAS to be sad by default!  The words might go something like this...

"The Chronic Pain Blues"
"I got the Chronic Pain Blues,
Hurts no matter what I choose,
Oxys, Roxy's, Percodan,
Even heroin, of which, I am not a fan,

"I got the Chronic Pain Blues,
It hurts so bad I have to use,
And the drug uses me too,
Gotta find help cause I'm through,

"I got the Chronic Pain Blues,
I need some major help too,
Cause life can't go on this way,
There has to be a better day

Is anyone listening?  Can you hear my cry?
I don't want this pain but I feel like I may die,
Help me cause this is my plea,
Help me and set me free.

Then I'd write a song that answers that blues song with the solution.  The words might look like this...

Free Ride

"Sobriety and recovery don't cost a dime,
All it takes is a little of your time,
Lay your addiction on the cutting room floor,
And you'll get back a whole lot more,

Whether it's chronic pain or partying,
The truth is you're done with where you've been,
Saddle up and get a new ride,
Check out life on the other side,

It's a free ride, it's what you need,
Freedom from chains that bind your feet,
Take a step in the right direction,
And after some deep reflection,
Hold on cause help is on the way!

Invest in your future one step at a time,
Go after the freedom that's been there waiting for you to find,
If you're scared or worried, it's ok,
Sober, happy people will lead you to a brand new day,"

(c) Chris Newcomb 2013 (just to make it look official lol)

At The Coleman Institute, we love music.  We love the sound of people being set free from addiction whether they are physically dependent from chronic pain or because they got hooked through recreational use.  Either way, we're here to help you get clean and stay clean.  Both elements are very important to us.  If you or someone you love is in need of detox off of alcohol, benzos, opiates, Methadone or Suboxone, please do not hesitate to call Jennifer Pius or Amy Stewart at 1-877-773-3869.  In the meantime, we'll be rocking out to our favorite tunes hoping you'll call and join the choir singing the song of freedom from substance abuse as we kiss those blues goodbye!  

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