The Stone Hawk

It's about time someone came up with a drug drug detox program that doesn't replace one addictive drug with another one. I've been looking at this website: Narconon Stone Hawk. They approach drug rehab from the point of view that another drug is not what the body needs when it's addicted. They believe that what the body needs when it's addicted to a drug is what the drug takes away from the body, like essential nutrients. Any drug a person takes in excess is going to rob the body of the things it needs to function at a healthy level. For instance, if a person is an alcoholic, they will have a deficiency of the complex of B vitamins. It's the alcohol that takes it right from the body, so when a person is detoxing from alcohol, it's the B vitamin deficiency that causes most of the problems.

Narconon Stone Hawk also provides Life Skills Courses and has an Aftercare Program for the people who choose to get help there. That's important because even if a person is no longer physically addicted to a drug, the mental addiction is probably still there. Coping skills have to be taught and implemented in order for a person to be able to face and overcome the mental onslaught that inevitably comes when they are released from treatment. That's also why it's important to have the Aftercare Program. If I were the person seeking treatment, I know it would make me more comfortable to know that I could get care after I was released from initial treatment.

This is the first drug treatment center that I could really get behind. I'm a strong proponent of vitamin supplementation and the healing power of food. I know from personal experience how much of a difference in health they make.



Stuff And Junk

I'm going to have to start making it a habit to start posting on here again regularly. I always hate it when I go to blogs and the person hasn't posted in an eon. I've become that person. *sigh*

Also, in light of one of the comments I got on a recent post that I had to delete, I'm going to turn on comment moderation. I already have comment verification, but it seems that if some people are really determined, they can post all kinds of shit in your blog. Dammit. I'm not really pissed about that. It's more like I'm highly disappointed. That comment was some weird unintelligible crap, which by the way was so long it took me an age to read it and was complete drivel, that attempted to force a religious and political view on me.

Ok, I'm a Christian. I'm not shy about admitting that, but as far as I know and as long as I've had this blog, I've never tried to push my beliefs on anyone. I don't appreciate in the strongest way someone trying to do that to me and using my blog as a fucking platform (i.e. soapbox) to promulgate their bullshit. AND IT IS COMPLETE BULLSHIT.

So, now that I've gotten that frustration out...

I got a new job. I don't have to drive 30 miles to work the shitty one anymore. I'm happy about that. The new job is only about 10 minutes from my apt. I'm hostessing at a 5 star restaurant. I've said for years that I wouldn't get back into the service industry, but here I am again and I'm having fun. There's a small staff of waiters and all the chefs are so excellent. Even our manager went to culinary school. From what I can tell so far, everyone is really cool. I work my ass off, though. My legs hurt so bad when I get home. I just have to lay with the heating pad on my hip on top of my electric blanket turned up to 'high'. It takes the whole night for me to recover. Talk about feeling old. Jesus. I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "It's only a hostess job. How hard could it be?" Well, hostessing in your local eatery is quite different that hostessing in a 5 star restaurant. I run my ass off every minute I'm there. Every day is a full house at all times the restaurant is open. So, I'm everywhere at once. At least it seems that way. At least there's a Starbuck's in the restaurant that we can get drinks from for free. Also, when the restaurant closes, around 2p or 2:30, any employee can get food for free to eat there or to take home. Y'all should have seen the box of food I brought home Sunday. Oy. I hurt myself.

The room mate situation is still great. Jerrod is wonderful and moody. I'm learning his habits, when he goes into his "cave" and such. He's learning faster than I am, though. I found out just by chance a couple of weeks ago that he keeps track of my menstrual cycle. That's a little bit more info that I've learned about him. Not that I mind, really. It just shows me that he cares about me, which I like. I really like that. He's become my best friend. Since my two girlfriends decided to go their own ways 5 months ago and not be in my life, Jerrod has been here for me. Yes, he's moody. Yes, he can be a typical man. But, he's so different from any other man I've ever met in so many ways. Like I said, he's become my best friend. Also, he's the only man I've ever felt completely comfortable around. God, what a relief. I have to admit that sometimes I still feel like I'm walking on eggshells, but I think that's more me than him. When he goes into his "cave", I tend to think that I've done something to make him want to avoid me; something to make him mad or irritated with me. It's never that, though. He's reassured me about that several times. So now, I try really hard not to bug him about it. I guess I just have to get over myself. Not everything revolves around me. I thought I knew that, you know? But I suppose when it comes to my relationship with Jerrod, I don't. I still have a lot to learn. So much.