Addictionism is a wonderful religion. You can have a blast taking drugs your whole life, and then when you’re old, you discover Addictionism (that is, you were actually a Drug Addict all along) and then you attend the Addictionist Church (AA) where you can hang out with others of the faith and laugh about the old times. While you can’t take drugs any more (or at least until your next relapse), you can do fun things like meditate and teach it to the middle age women who are bored with their lives and wander in to see what all the fuss is about. You can be their guru. Sometimes young people come in too, between or during relapses, and this is a good opportunity to demonstrate your ‘serenity’. They will certainly want what you have, even if they don’t realize it immediately, and even if it takes many years. And it just might. Here is one man’s story. Continue reading Some Assembly Required: Dan Mager Chooses Addictionism
Chronic excessive drinking is dangerously unhealthy, and can even cause death if stopped suddenly. However, if it’s a disease, then it’s pretty easy to cure. With medical supervision and a couple Valium, most alcoholics report a “surprisingly comfortable” detox experience. Continue reading Does addiction take away free will?
Heather Kopp thought she knew God and thought she was a good Christian. She believed in Jesus and even wrote books about her religion. But that wasn’t enough to protect her from a 12 year raging addiction to alcohol, which started with her second marriage at age 30. She describes this time in her life: “During all those years of drinking, I continued to write and edit Christian books. Publicly, I held forth on things like parenting and prayer, while privately I drank myself past sensibility. I knew I was a phony, a hypocrite, and a liar.” (p. 21) Continue reading Sober Mercies: Heather Kopp Discovers the God of Recovery