Addiction is not the end of the world part one

I have been seeing a lot of people post comments and articles about addiction and how its a death sentence. Regardless of what you are addicted to there is help.

Alcoholics Anonymous has been providing millions of people a way out each and every day. There are other programs out there that help people like A.A. .
People need to understand that being addicted is only part of the problem. For most people addiction becomes a way of life. When you are addicted, every action you do each day is done because you want to insure you get your fix.

For me it was booze, I planned my day with the intent of being able to drink as early as possible. When I hit bottom I was drinking as soon as I woke up. It was so bad that I would pass out and then wake up and start drinking again. Some days I must have passed out 3 or 4 times. Add in the blackouts , coming to in different locations with no idea how or why I was there.

When I finally got so tired of having no hope, no home, no place to be and no friends or family left, I hit my knees and prayed. What I prayed for was to have a life. Funny that before the booze took over my life ,I figured drinking was always going to be an enjoyable experience.

What I was facing was death if I did not get clean, I was living in a car, in a free parking garage next to a hospital.

I seldom drove the car as then I would have to spend money on gas instead of booze.

I don’t recall a whole lot from 1993 to 2003 most memories that I do have are from the very brief moments that I was sober. I had been in 10 different rehabs for various lengths of time.

Being honest about the times I spent before October 15, 2003 in rehabs, they were places to allow my body to heal up some and to meet knew like minded drunks that I could hangout with once we got out.

To sum up part one, I had nothing left and no hope. part two to follow soon

These are just a few things that I would do right away if I was given the chance

Cut spending by 10% each year for four years.

Remove bad parts of ACA, allow Doctors and Medical staff to have their say in how to fix it.
Repealing the law would be great however we still need to address our health care cost problem. The answers to these problems are there. We just need to listen to those who have the answers, Not the politicians who have never practiced medicine! There are a few Doctors in Congress let them head up the rewrite…

Remove common core as the educational standard, allow states to set their own standards. There should be no stings attached to Federal tax money. It goes to the states and they should use it how they see fit.

Pass a law that spells out the Federal governments stand on marriage benefits, if a couple is married in one state that marriage must be honored in any other state of the Union. Regardless if you call it a civil union or marriage. This would do two things, it would make all married couples get treated the same regardless of their sex and would force states that don’t allow same sex marriages to honor those who move to their state. I am big fan of allowing states to decided their own path, on this issue it just seems to cause to much pain not to address it.

Secure the border, put the US Army and Marines at the border and let them patrol it. Makes not sense not to use them as it would be a good training tool for our Military. Plus we could turn back folks before they get over the border. Not to mention finding those folks who end up needing medical attention. Once we have closed the border then when can address those that are already here.
People make a mistake when they think its only those from Central and South America that are here illegally .