Monthly Archives: July 2013

I’m having a very bad day….

Living life on life’s terms has to be one of the most humbling experiences and hardest lessons to be learned by anyone in recovery. You see, prior to getting sober everything bad that happened to me was someone else’s fault. It had to be that way. I was too brilliant...
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That’s Just Not Normal Behavior!

A fellow colleague that I met at a Caduceus* group meeting had gone to Talbott Recovery in Atlanta for in-patient treatment of drug addiction. While he was there one of the other program participants told the following story which I always felt poignantly illustrated the insanity of addiction. The newbie...
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There Was Never Enough

This is my favorite drunk joke. A drunk is walking down the beach and stumbles over a magic lamp. The drunk picks up the lamp and rubs it. Out pops a genie that grants him two wishes. He may wish for anything his heart desires. The drunk thinks for a...
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The Snow Ball Effect

Cunning, baffling and powerful! Those are the words that you hear to describe addiction to alcohol and other drugs in open 12-Step recovery meetings. These particular words are used for a reason. They are inherently true. They succinctly say it all. Few people outside of addiction or recovery can fully...
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Introduction

Greetings and Welcome My name is A. Clark Gaither, MD and I am a recovering alcoholic. I have described myself in a lot of different ways throughout my life – mediocre high school student, worse first year college student, husband, wall paper hanger, salesman, excellent returning college student, divorced, budding...
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