Not a #TBT exactly but another post that originally appeared on Wrath66.com, a now defunct blog of yours truly, sometime in the fall of 2008. It is here now as it was referenced in the current episode (as of this writing,) Episode 6, of The Since Right Now Podcast as well as an insight into the head of an addict, at that point almost 10 years in recovery, drifting about the upper reaches of a very deep depression.
This particular post was an expression of what I dubbed the 8 Mile Method [video, explicit language] of disarming one's detractors. Though, in retrospect, it is not remotely as insightful or soul-barring as I think I believed it was at the time.
I'm pretty sure it would be at best an incomplete—not to mention, unsatisfying—4th Step [pdf].
It's also worth noting that a number of my beliefs have evolved since the writing. Most noticeably, my position on taking an SSRI.Read More