This way to death by alcohol…REALLY???

Posted: March 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

You see, its really easy to pass judgment on others for addictions, shortcomings, or what many people call ’sins’ that we ourselves don’t struggle with…….but when the heroin addiction occurs within our own family; we start to realize that we are no better than anyone else.

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this way death by alcohol

by Kenneth Justice

~ Yesterday at coffee a woman nearby me spilled sugar on the table which suddenly prompted the stranger sitting beside me to say, “Every time I see white powder on a table I can’t help but think of cocaine

Excuse me?” I said

The older man continued, “Oh sorry, that probably didn’t sound right. I’m a retired judge and I worked in drug court for the last thirty years of my career“.

Since I spent last year working at a drug rehabilitation clinic we cross-referenced a few names and it turns out we had some mutual acquaintances.

You’d think a drug court judge would be really tough on criminals wouldn’t you? But I’ll tell you something, when I was in my forties my younger sister got hooked on heroin and it changed my entire perspective on life. I knew…

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  1. omtatjuan says:

    I’m asking your opinion Dennis.. At what point would you consider yourself recovered from an alcohol addiction.. A month, a couple a year? Just asking…


  2. Having an addict or suffering person in your family (whatever the ailment) naturally makes you more compassionate.


  3. kennymack2 says:

    We all have demons. Every-‘body’ has theirs and everybody knows that.Yet while knowing that we can’t resist the temptation to come down hard on people. Wish I knew why that is.


    • Hi Kenny, patience is difficult to learn. Through homeless people I have learned not to judge. Many of my friends are drinking themselves to death; sometimes with Listerine, rubbing alcohol or any number of other substances. It’s their choice. They already know it’s harmful to them. There is nothing I can say that will change their ways, but I can listen to them. I can let them know that I’m there for them. ~ Dennis


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