Recovery in the Middle Ages - Two Middle-Aged Suburban Dads Talk About Recovering From Addiction to Drugs & Alcohol.
Legalized Crack, Heroin, and LSD? Portland’s Foray Into Narcotic Chaos

Legalized Crack, Heroin, and LSD? Portland’s Foray Into Narcotic Chaos

August 10, 2021

RMA-Episode 49 Show Notes:

 

Legalize it. That's what the state of Oregon did last November when the voters overwhelmingly passed Ballot initiative 110 which decriminalized possession of small amounts of all drugs, including heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine. So how’s that working out? And what does the Oregon experiment teach us about how to set up a working structure which treats addiction as a healthcare issue, rather than a crime? It’s probably too early to tell what will happen over the long term, but the roll-out has been rocky and the plan to funnel more addicts into treatment has had trouble getting a foothold. Mike and Nat discuss the new law, and how its success or failure will set the bar for alternative approaches to addiction in the rest of the country.

 

All this and more on a decriminalized, wholistic, high-stakes episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages.

Recovery in the News:

 

Using LSD to treat Alcoholism

The Week in Weird:

 

Ghost Hunters Take the Plunge

Oregon Facing A Tough Test With Legalization of Hard Drugs

The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison

 

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Visit MiddleAgesRecovery.com and tell us your story of your struggles with alcohol and drugs. Fill out the “tell us your story” Form on the website, write your recovery or using story and we will read it on the air! (Anonymity guaranteed).

 

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We also have a Facebook Group! Request to join the group. It’s a private space for continuing the discussion of what Nat and Mike talk about on the podcast. Hope to see you there.If you’re in trouble with substance abuse and need help, reach out. There are thousands of people who have put problems with addiction in their rear-view mirrors and you can be one of them. While we neither endorse nor condemn any particular program, the sheer number of available AA and NA meetings suggest that reaching out to those organizations would be a good first step on the road to recovery.  

 

https://www.aa.org/

https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/

 

Marijuana Anonymous (just in case):

 

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The Hero’s Journey Through Addiction Recovery & The First Annual RMA Family Retreat!

The Hero’s Journey Through Addiction Recovery & The First Annual RMA Family Retreat!

July 30, 2021

RMA-Episode 48 Show Notes:

 

The hero’s journey. In narratology and comparative mythology, the hero's journey, or the monomyth, is the common template of stories that involve a hero who goes on an adventure, is victorious in a decisive crisis, and comes home changed or transformed. How does this apply to recovery? Mike and Nat break it down and give you the tools you need to embark on your own journey of inner transformation.

 

All this and more on a mythical, meandering,  adventurous episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages.

Recovery in the News:

 

Marijuana Saved my Life

The Week in Weird:

 

Jesus Take the Wheel

 

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Visit MiddleAgesRecovery.com and tell us your story of your struggles with alcohol and drugs. Fill out the “tell us your story” Form on the website, write your recovery or using story and we will read it on the air! (Anonymity guaranteed).

 

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER 

Join the Facebook Page! Exciting things are happening there!

 

We also have a Facebook Group! Request to join the group. It’s a private space for continuing the discussion of what Nat and Mike talk about on the podcast. Hope to see you there.If you’re in trouble with substance abuse and need help, reach out. There are thousands of people who have put problems with addiction in their rear-view mirrors and you can be one of them. While we neither endorse nor condemn any particular program, the sheer number of available AA and NA meetings suggest that reaching out to those organizations would be a good first step on the road to recovery.  

 

https://www.aa.org/

https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/

 

Marijuana Anonymous (just in case):

 

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Recovery In The News Special Edition! Does Drinking Moderation Work?

Recovery In The News Special Edition! Does Drinking Moderation Work?

July 23, 2021

RMA-Episode 47 Show Notes:

 

This week on RMA-the news you can use. On a special, all-Recovery in the News episode of RMA, Mike and Nat do a deep dive on two timely stories, the first, a critique of the idea of drinking in moderation, and the second on how companies are planning to deal with returning workers who picked up some unfortunate addictions during lockdown.

 

All this and more on a stop the presses, off the record, secretly sourced episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages

The Moderation Myth-Why Controlled Drinking is Hell

 

The Workforce That’s Returning is Not the Same

The Week in Weird:

 

Mutilated Cow Discovered After UFO Sighting

 

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Visit MiddleAgesRecovery.com and tell us your story of your struggles with alcohol and drugs. Fill out the “tell us your story” Form on the website, write your recovery or using story and we will read it on the air! (Anonymity guaranteed).

 

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER 

Join the Facebook Page! Exciting things are happening there!

 

We also have a Facebook Group! Request to join the group. It’s a private space for continuing the discussion of what Nat and Mike talk about on the podcast. Hope to see you there.If you’re in trouble with substance abuse and need help, reach out. There are thousands of people who have put problems with addiction in their rear-view mirrors and you can be one of them. While we neither endorse nor condemn any particular program, the sheer number of available AA and NA meetings suggest that reaching out to those organizations would be a good first step on the road to recovery.  

 

https://www.aa.org/

https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/

 

Marijuana Anonymous (just in case):

 

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Relapse Spectacular Part 2! Triggers, Relapse & The Abstinence Violation Effect

Relapse Spectacular Part 2! Triggers, Relapse & The Abstinence Violation Effect

July 16, 2021

RMA-Episode 46 Show Notes:

 

This week on RMA we square the circle on relapse and take a look at some of the statistics and studies dealing with the issue. We also discuss how to avoid a relapse and how to identify the triggers that put you in the danger zone. 

 

Plus, Mike gets back from Mexico and Nat  goes to the zoo, so join us as we voyage into an all-inclusive, hungry, angry, lonely and tired episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages.

 

Recovery in the News:

 

Trout can become Addicted to Meth

The Week in Weird:

 

Bigfoot Filmed Crossing River?:

 

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Visit MiddleAgesRecovery.com and tell us your story of your struggles with alcohol and drugs. Fill out the “tell us your story” Form on the website, write your recovery or using story and we will read it on the air! (Anonymity guaranteed).

 

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER 

Join the Facebook Page! Exciting things are happening there!

 

We also have a Facebook Group! Request to join the group. It’s a private space for continuing the discussion of what Nat and Mike talk about on the podcast. Hope to see you there.If you’re in trouble with substance abuse and need help, reach out. There are thousands of people who have put problems with addiction in their rear-view mirrors and you can be one of them. While we neither endorse nor condemn any particular program, the sheer number of available AA and NA meetings suggest that reaching out to those organizations would be a good first step on the road to recovery.  

 

https://www.aa.org/

https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/

 

Marijuana Anonymous (just in case):

 

This Naked Mind

Oops I Did It Again! ¡GetSmart! with Erin Moore Relapse Spectacular!

Oops I Did It Again! ¡GetSmart! with Erin Moore Relapse Spectacular!

July 9, 2021

RMA-Episode 44 Show Notes:

 

Relapse is a part of recovery. Or is it? This one little statement has engendered a fair amount of controversy and consternation in the recovery community. This week on a special episode of RMA, Erin Moore talks about her own pandemic relapse, how it happened and how she pulled out of the nosedive before crashing into the rocks. 

 

Plus, it’s been a busy week in the RMA universe , so join Mike and Nat as they embark on a patriotic, explosive, freedom-filled episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages.

 

Connect with Erin Moore on the RMA facebook page, or at her webpage:

 

https://fallingphoenix.com/

Recovery in the News:

 

Sha’Carri Richardson, a Track Sensation, Tests Positive for Marijuana

The Week in Weird:

 

Want to buy a haunted Scottish village for less than 200k?

 

Prancercize:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-50GjySwew

 

Hobby-Horse Championship-Finland 2019

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JTB7m_VRzs

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Check out the website:

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Visit MiddleAgesRecovery.com and tell us your story of your struggles with alcohol and drugs. Fill out the “tell us your story” Form on the website, write your recovery or using story and we will read it on the air! (Anonymity guaranteed).

 

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER 

Join the Facebook Page! Exciting things are happening there!

 

We also have a Facebook Group! Request to join the group. It’s a private space for continuing the discussion of what Nat and Mike talk about on the podcast. Hope to see you there.

If you’re in trouble with substance abuse and need help, reach out. There are thousands of people who have put problems with addiction in their rear-view mirrors and you can be one of them. While we neither endorse nor condemn any particular program, the sheer number of available AA and NA meetings suggest that reaching out to those organizations would be a good first step on the road to recovery.  

 

https://www.aa.org/

https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/

 

Marijuana Anonymous (just in case):

 

This Naked Mind

Make Me One With Everything - The Stages of Recovery and Reordering Your Mind

Make Me One With Everything - The Stages of Recovery and Reordering Your Mind

July 2, 2021

RMA-Episode 44 Show Notes:

 

Recovery is a process, and learning how to think with a recovery mindset is a journey, an evolution of mind. Like any other journey, there are stages and hurdles, but if you put in the work and trust the process, you’ll get there eventually. In this case, the destination is a place of peace and equilibrium. While this isn’t entirely an episode about The Palsgraf Revelation, Joseph Naus’ follow-up memoir, it does borrow from his discussion on how to help orient your mind using the stages of recovery as a framework. We go deep, and we go long on this, and I hope you find some value in the discussion.

 

Plus, 4th of July is upon us and summer is in full swing, so join Mike and Nat as they embark on a beachside, nautical, pint-glass sized episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages.

 

Recovery in the News:

 

Harm Reduction Gets Federal Support

 

The Week in Weird:

 

What are those UFO’s Anyway? The government has no clue.

 

The Palsgraf Revelation

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Visit MiddleAgesRecovery.com and tell us your story of your struggles with alcohol and drugs. Fill out the “tell us your story” Form on the website, write your recovery or using story and we will read it on the air! (Anonymity guaranteed).

 

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Join the Facebook Page! Exciting things are happening there!

 

We also have a Facebook Group! Request to join the group. It’s a private space for continuing the discussion of what Nat and Mike talk about on the podcast. Hope to see you there.

If you’re in trouble with substance abuse and need help, reach out. There are thousands of people who have put problems with addiction in their rear-view mirrors and you can be one of them. While we neither endorse nor condemn any particular program, the sheer number of available AA and NA meetings suggest that reaching out to those organizations would be a good first step on the road to recovery.  

 

https://www.aa.org/

https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/

 

Marijuana Anonymous (just in case):

 

This Naked Mind

Felonious Monk - Joseph W. Naus in the Big House & End of School Year Armageddon

Felonious Monk - Joseph W. Naus in the Big House & End of School Year Armageddon

June 25, 2021

RMA-Episode 43 Show Notes:

 

This week we continue our discussion of Pepperdine Law grad and former attorney Joseph W. Naus’s memoir, Straight Pepper Diet, a harrowing and sometimes hilarious memoir about surviving the aftermath of sex and alcohol addiction. 

 

Also, school is OVER and the summer begins. Will Mike and Nat’s stress levels go up or down? Tune in to find out.

 

STRAIGHT PEPPER DIET buy from this link and it helps the show https://amzn.to/3vD6FTF

This week on RMA, Mike and Nat talk about the book, their reaction to the crazy stuff in it, and about a whole bunch of other stuff that went down this week in RMA land. 

 

Plus we have  Recovery in the News and the Week in Weird on a felonious, probationary, lose-your-law-license, episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages.

France’s Crack Camp

 

Bigfoot at the Gym?

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Visit MiddleAgesRecovery.com and tell us your story of your struggles with alcohol and drugs. Fill out the “tell us your story” Form on the website, write your recovery or using story and we will read it on the air! (Anonymity guaranteed).

 

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Join the Facebook Page! Exciting things are happening there!

 

We also have a Facebook Group! Request to join the group. It’s a private space for continuing the discussion of what Nat and Mike talk about on the podcast. Hope to see you there.

If you’re in trouble with substance abuse and need help, reach out. There are thousands of people who have put problems with addiction in their rear-view mirrors and you can be one of them. While we neither endorse nor condemn any particular program, the sheer number of available AA and NA meetings suggest that reaching out to those organizations would be a good first step on the road to recovery.  

 

https://www.aa.org/

https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/

 

Marijuana Anonymous (just in case):

 

This Naked Mind

 

“Straight Pepper Diet” by Joseph W. Naus & General Spring Chaos

“Straight Pepper Diet” by Joseph W. Naus & General Spring Chaos

June 18, 2021

RMA-Episode 41 Show Notes:

 

"On Tuesday, I was a respected civil trial lawyer making six-figures. On Wednesday, I woke up handcuffed to a hospital bed charged with attempted murder...and then it got worse."

 

Pepperdine Law grad and former attorney Joseph W. Naus, wrote a memoir called Straight Pepper Diet, a harrowing and sometimes hilarious memoir about surviving the aftermath of sex and alcohol addiction. 

STRAIGHT PEPPER DIET buy from this link and it helps the show https://amzn.to/3vD6FTF

This week on RMA, Mike and Nat talk about the book, their reaction to the crazy stuff in it, and about a whole bunch of other stuff that went down this week in RMA land. 

 

Plus we have  Recovery in the News and the Week in Weird on a disbarred, Krafty, use-hammer to-break-glass episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages.

 

Straight Pepper Diet on Amazon (Purchase through this link to support your favorite podcast)

 

The Mac and Cheese Diet

 

Jamacian Mermaid and the Haunted River

 

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Visit MiddleAgesRecovery.com and tell us your story of your struggles with alcohol and drugs. Fill out the “tell us your story” Form on the website, write your recovery or using story and we will read it on the air! (Anonymity guaranteed).

 

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We also have a Facebook Group! Request to join the group. It’s a private space for continuing the discussion of what Nat and Mike talk about on the podcast. Hope to see you there.

If you’re in trouble with substance abuse and need help, reach out. There are thousands of people who have put problems with addiction in their rear-view mirrors and you can be one of them. While we neither endorse nor condemn any particular program, the sheer number of available AA and NA meetings suggest that reaching out to those organizations would be a good first step on the road to recovery.  

 

https://www.aa.org/

https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/

 

Marijuana Anonymous (just in case):

 

This Naked Mind

¡Get Smart! with Erin Moore! Parenting with a Recovery Mindset - Talking to Your Kids About Your Past

¡Get Smart! with Erin Moore! Parenting with a Recovery Mindset - Talking to Your Kids About Your Past

June 11, 2021

RMA-Episode 41 Show Notes:

 

This week on Recovery in the Middle Ages, Erin Moore returns to talk about parenting, family dynamics and addiction. When people use drugs and alcohol they aren’t the only ones affected. Like a stone tossed into a pond, the ripples of addiction move outwards from the addict at the center, causing rough seas and shoreline floods for everyone in their path. Erin shares her experience as a single mom of two, who used and got clean while raising her kids. Along the way she learned some ways to deftly navigate this tricky terrain, which she shares with the RMA audience. How do you talk to kids about your past? How can you ensure that your kids don’t follow in your addiction footsteps? 

 

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a person in recovery, a high-functioning alcoholic or a stone-cold junkie, there’s something  for you in today’s discussion.

 

We also have the weekly wrap-up, Recovery in the News and the Week in Weird on a developmentally appropriate, PTA approved, manifested through sheer force of will  episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages

 

Erin Moore:

 

https://fallingphoenix.com/

 

America Has A Drinking Problem

 

Haunted White House

 

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Visit MiddleAgesRecovery.com and tell us your story of your struggles with alcohol and drugs. Fill out the “tell us your story” Form on the website, write your recovery or using story and we will read it on the air! (Anonymity guaranteed).

 

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We also have a Facebook Group! Request to join the group. It’s a private space for continuing the discussion of what Nat and Mike talk about on the podcast. Hope to see you there.

If you’re in trouble with substance abuse and need help, reach out. There are thousands of people who have put problems with addiction in their rear-view mirrors and you can be one of them. While we neither endorse nor condemn any particular program, the sheer number of available AA and NA meetings suggest that reaching out to those organizations would be a good first step on the road to recovery.  

 

https://www.aa.org/

https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/

 

Marijuana Anonymous (just in case):

 

This Naked Mind

Crime of the Century Pt. 2 - The Psychopathy of People Pleasing

Crime of the Century Pt. 2 - The Psychopathy of People Pleasing

June 4, 2021

RMA-Episode 40 Show Notes:

 

If you thought Perdu Pharma was the real villain behind the opioid epidemic, let me introduce you to Insys Therapeutics. A pharmaceutical company run by the disgraced and imprisoned CEO John Kapoor, Insys broke new ground when it came to using sleazy sales tactics to get greedy doctors to write bogus prescriptions for their fentanyl lollipops and sublingual spray.  When the DEA started to crack down on companies like Insys and the pill mills that popped up overnight in the southern United States, the pharmaceutical companies lobbied Congress and had the law changed, paving the way for years of legal drug-dealing by some of the richest men in America.

This week on Recovery in the Middle Ages, Mike and Nat continue their review of the new HBO documentary The Crime of the Century, a searing indictment of Big Pharma and the political operatives and government regulations that enable over-production, reckless distribution, and mass abuse of synthetic opiates.

 

Of course, we also have the weekly wrap-up, Recovery in the News and the Week in Weird on a painless, easily influenced by suitcases full of cash and unexplainable by ordinary physics episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages

 

The Crime of the Century

 

Patrick Radden Keefe

 

Empire of Pain: The secret History of the Sackler Dynasty

 

Free Beer for Covid Vaccine Target Being Met

 

The Truth is Out There

 

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Visit MiddleAgesRecovery.com and tell us your story of your struggles with alcohol and drugs. Fill out the “tell us your story” Form on the website, write your recovery or using story and we will read it on the air! (Anonymity guaranteed).

 

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Join the Facebook Page! Exciting things are happening there!

 

We also have a Facebook Group! Request to join the group. It’s a private space for continuing the discussion of what Nat and Mike talk about on the podcast. Hope to see you there.

If you’re in trouble with substance abuse and need help, reach out. There are thousands of people who have put problems with addiction in their rear-view mirrors and you can be one of them. While we neither endorse nor condemn any particular program, the sheer number of available AA and NA meetings suggest that reaching out to those organizations would be a good first step on the road to recovery.  

 

https://www.aa.org/

https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/

 

Marijuana Anonymous (just in case):

 

This Naked Mind

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