It's not enough to restrict the supply of pills. We need long-term treatment for people who are addicted, and we need to pay for it.
Wine is a good gift from God. Coca-Cola is not. (But is it really that simple?)
Small deceptions work like a narcotic, making us feel nicely respectable. Especially in church.
I staggered through my house that morning, knowing I was out of coffee. I took multiple trips around the house looking for my shoes, finally settled for outrageously large climbing boots, then took multiple trips looking for my keys. I finally jumped on my motorcycle—adrenaline is a good substitute for endorphins when you get older—and broke many laws getting to the local caffeine clinic. Upon arriving I had the sinking realization that my man-purse was not in my backpack. At this point all my training as a contemplative was out the window.
The early history of Alcoholics Anonymous has always fascinated me, so I was eager to see the much heralded new documentary Bill W.
A healing community in Nashville