I started this blog with no expectations and what has happened as a result of this blog has blown my mind in terms of what I thought might be possible. I had no idea my blog would grow to what it has grown to be.
This work has led to being published in a journal, my work was commissioned for a book that has yet to be published, my interview on Madness Radio can be heard here, also I’ve been interviewed by a well-reputed journalist for inclusion in an upcoming book about the destructive nature of psychiatric medicine. This blog has also spawned a social network that is booming. I have also been promised a paid job with an organization doing similar work as to what I already do on this blog, it will be a continuation and deepening of my work. I have met some of the most awesome human beings I’ve met in my life time. All this has happened while I’ve gotten physically sicker and sicker, and yet mentally and intellectually I am in the prime of my life it seems. I have the great luxury to follow my heart and passion in my work and daily occupation.
I am profoundly grateful that as my physical disability has deepened my work has matured and born fruit.
This is a surreal time for me. It is in the truest sense for me the best of times and the worst of times.
So today the anniversary of my blog I just want to point out to people who might not have ever looked to check out all my tabs at the top of this page. The ones that are most significant are:
The About page which is a large collection of links to articles on recovering naturally as well as links to information about withdrawal. It is not exhaustive, but it is a great place to start or continue research in these areas.
The Recovery Stories pages of which there are two. All involve freeing oneself of drugs or avoiding them altogether. The second recovery story page is specific to recovery from extreme states of consciousness that are often called psychosis
The Spirituality page is a work in progress. I’d really like to add a bibliography, but for now it’s a collection of inspirational posts I’ve published, generally this is not my original work, but may be occasionally.
Lastly my Personal page is my own journey. I have not included all posts about my journey but only the more significant.
Really all these pages are routinely added to as the blog grows, I add appropriate content to all these pages.
While this blog could, indeed, be better organized, the tabs allow one to focus on several areas of research I’ve concentrated on and I sometimes feel disappointed that so much of that content gets ignored as people look towards my daily updates and don’t delve into my archives at all.
I have a body of work here, some of which is essentially timeless and I’ve collected much of these pieces on the tab pages.
My about page concentrates on alternatives and drug withdrawal. Hopefully we will in time learn much better and more efficient ways to safely withdraw from drugs, but for now this site remains one of the best resources anywhere in that it links to so many different resources. Those resources are on the about page.
So today I want to remind people that this blog is a resource and I hope you will use it and let others know that it is here as a resource as well.
Thank you all for your continued support.