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While We’re on the Doobage; Why, You aren’t “In Recovery” when You’re on the Dope Maintenance Plan

November 2018

Trigger (heh) Warning: I use derogatory terms when referring to drugs and alcohol, of any kind. I apologize profusely if it offends you, but it’s a defense mechanism for me so you’ll have to get over it. It has nothing to do with you anyway, so don’t get me started. You have been Trigger (heh) Warned.

Bill Wilson used PCP early in his attempts at recovery. He was wrong when he relied on it, but some drugs were actually thought to be useful back then, for certain mental issues. Thankfully, a lot’s happened in the last 80 years and we now know that PCP is bad. That’s a period at the end of the last sentence. It has no use in modern medicine, even though it did almost a century ago.

Anyway, this isn’t important – it has relevance, though. Let’s get into the Doobage Dain Broner Maintenance System and Recovery. More important, let’s start with what recovery isn’t. Recovery is defined by the thinking heads as:

“Recovery from alcohol and drug problems is a process of change through which an individual achieves abstinence and improved health, wellness and quality of life.”

Sucking on a joint, pipe, or bong is the opposite of abstinence. Now, I’m going to keep this very simple; there are no medical benefits in the use of pot worth sucking in the smoke in the first place. Politicians allow the ignorance persist because they want in on the money and it keeps the electorate stupid and easy to manipulate. The only thing better for that than alcohol is weed.

Recovery from an alcohol or drug addiction does not include switching drugs to keep you sufficiently high. Again, for the cheap seats, getting high the opposite of recovery. This is not rocket science. Let’s try to simplify this a little bit for the tokers in the crowd: In your comment down below, when you try to explain that weed can be an honest part of a recovery program, substitute heroin for pot for me. Try to convince me that because my drug of choice was alcohol, I should be able to shoot up some heroin and be fine. Heroin is too strong? How about crack cocaine? Meth? A drug is a drug is a drug. My friends, that’s quite literally how stupid it is to believe weed can be a part of recovery.

So why do I care? I’m going to be my usual blunt self (pun intended). I care because every person who puts down the dope and actually embraces recovery is a life saved from servitude. Every person who sees the light and stops using has a chance at freedom from the bondage to their addiction.

What it isn’t is a care that a stoner is going to somehow sully the word “recovery” by claiming dope smoking is a part of a recovery program. I couldn’t possibly care less how ignorant you remain. So long as you don’t expect me to cosign that bullshit.

No chance.


  1. joliesattic says:

    I’m inclined to believe some people liken it to a crutch for a broken leg, not realizing that drug addiction is systemic and involves so much more.

  2. tammi1438 says:

    Thank you. The ridiculousness of the reasons to continue to justify use astounds me. You’re also correct abouts the politicians, they could care less because there is too much money involved. It is a business. I told group a few things the other day, 1) I don’t care if they legalize cocaine as a person in recovery what difference does it make to you? And 2) the answer the “epidemic” or addiction issue is in your hands not in DC or some of these new found “do gooders of addiction” (that may offend but it’s true), it’s in their hands and all those in treatment, if they do the work and stay sober, the demand goes down and there is no supply. Simple economics. You don’t see anyone desperate for Cabbage Patch dolls anymore do you? No demand no supply. So I said stay sober and you can change the face of addiction. And shut down the business. But as long as there is demand and means to make profit. There will be supply….Thanks for keeping it blunt…

  3. unironedman says:

    Can’t recall ever hearing anyone make a decent argument for dope being okay when in recovery, mainly coz there isn’t one. I suspect the opposite is more likely the case, where some folks who are genuinely making a go of it are barraked by hardliners for, as an example, taking painkillers. Maybe not the best example, but I hope you know what I mean. I admit I don’t have lots of experience here, but certainly there are times when a little compassion can go a long way, especially for new folks in the door. Of course, sometimes folks also need a kick up the arse.
    Then there’s smoking… but I guess one addiction at a time… 😉

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