Category Archives: Dopefiend

Dopefiend Reading Guide: Chapter Two, Hope

The second step in Alcoholics Anonymous offers hope from a higher power. But the big problem with step two is that it involves belief in that higher power. I have never had any problem acknowledging God. I just never found … Continue reading Continue reading

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Twenty Three Years

I couldn’t remember the exact date, but I knew it came after Thanksgiving and before Christmas, so my sponsor said December 1 seemed like a good choice. He and I had this conversation about three years into my recovery, which wasn’t even … Continue reading

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Dopefiend Reading Guide: Chapter One, Honesty

In Alcoholics Anonymous, the first step is about recognizing that alcohol is ruining your life. That may seem a little obvious, but in practice it’s actually one of the biggest challenges an addict will ever face. In the first chapter … Continue reading Continue reading

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A Stack of DOPEFIENDS at Barnes & Noble

Holly and I rarely go to Barnes & Noble. Usually if we want a book, we end up at one of the independent bookstores around here. But last night we did go to Barnes & Noble. Holly said, “Let’s go … Continue reading Continue reading

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Q: How Do You Pronounce Elhajj?

A: Everyone asks this and it’s totally fair. You pronounce it phonetically like this: L Hodge.
Some Arabs might bicker, but it’s close enough for me.
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