When icons die -- especially one after the other, e.g., Ed McMahon, Farah Fawcett, and the legendary Michael Jackson -- we, at least momentarily, tend to focus on our own mortality. Life in progress or finite follies as I sometimes call it, can include powerful addictive disorders. When celebrities croak, we may feel more vulnerable than usual and... Read more
Challenging times can mean increased sales for cigarette companies but scary stuff can also bring folks into the light, catapulting them back to basics. There are, after all, exciting endorphin-producing alternatives like healthy exercise, both singularly and in groups.
Our communities already have low-cost and free support systems... Read more
I was very pleased with the second annual International Festival of Recovery, held all day Saturday, April 25, 2009, in the Center for Inquiry, Los Angeles. Secular Organizations for Sobriety/Save Our Selves (SOS), founded by yours truly in 1985, celebrated 24 years of service at this well-attended event. SOS is an alternative to faith-based,... Read more
Please ask yourself a question; this is a crucial query concerning chances of success in stopping smoking: Do you have a strong desire to stop; to free yourself from cigarette-after-cigarette? Has your slavery to smokes become a real drag? Are you at a point - no matter how you've arrived - to reach out for real, for you, no... Read more
The 10th Annual Funeral for the unknown Smoker - which I began back in the day, will again be an important component in our 2nd Annual Festival of Recovery, this year to be held in the popular Steve Allen Theater at the Center for Inquiry, Los Angeles, on April 25th.
The idea is to present - under one roof -... Read more