Series:Addiction

highs of addiction

Highs and Lows of Addiction

Here’s my dilemma – I don’t want this to be just one more blog that warns you about the harmful outcomes of addictions. I don’t want to be that overlooked poster that tells you to “Just say No.” I’m afraid that many times the warning messages to avoid certain addictive behaviors, go in one ear…

why addictions

Four Main Reasons for Addictions

Did you know addiction is the #1 public health crisis in the United States, costing 500 billion dollars each year? That’s a lot of money. Think of all the good things that could happen if our society had 500 billion dollars to invest in schools, health care, and helping the poor. But it’s blown every…

Stay Clean from Addiction

Staying Clean After an Addiction

Resisting the Urge to Use Again Perhaps you’ve done the hard work of getting clean from your addiction and now you face the new journey of staying clean from addiction…of resisting the temptation and urge to return to it when things get tough. I want to help encourage you and give your some pointers for…

At The End of the Trail

Faces of Addiction at the End of the Trail I used to do a lot of trail riding in the Colorado Rockies. From my log home, I would saddle up and have several trails to choose from. One trail was only a mile long. Another ten. And still another, twenty-five. But each trail one thing…

alcohol and abuse

So Who’s An Addict?

I have been thinking about addictions a lot lately. It all started when I began receiving so many calls on my show, Dawson McAllister Live. It seemed like 60-70% of all the calls coming in dealt with some kind of an addiction. Not only did I hear about personal addictions, but from people who knew…