Category Archives: Addiction & Sobriety

Radical Agenda EP143 – Quitter

Radical Agenda EP143 - Quitter

I’m on edge today, more than usual. I gave up smoking years ago, replacing it with the electronic cigarettes. For the last few months I’ve been slowly reducing my nicotine levels on that in the hopes of one day kicking the chemical dependency. The universe, it would seem, was not on my side. I had problem after problem in this. The unit I had broke, so I paid way too much for another one that was a completely different system

Radical Agenda EP137 – K.O.

Radical Agenda EP137 - K.O.

After getting trounced in Indiana’s GOP primary last night, Ted Cruz finally took the hint and suspended his campaign. John Kasich still hasn’t gotten the message yet, but Donald Trump is the presumptive presidential nominee for the Republican party and will most likely be going on to face Hillary Clinton in the general election. The odds of it going in any other way are too small to calculate at this point. In my book this is one of the greatest

Donald Trump Cured My Addiction

Donald Trump Cured My Addiction

My last drink was on December 27th 2015. Perhaps with just three months sobriety under my belt, it’s a tad early to say my addiction is “cured”. Indeed, I am still but a sober alcoholic and that will likely be the case for as long as I’m alive, but in my two decades of unrepentant alcoholism I’ve had a few such periods of sobriety, and there is something remarkably different about this one. To understand that difference, I should rewind

Radical Agenda EP053 – Fall of the Left

Radical Agenda EP053 - Fall of the Left

A series of recent events show Americans are increasingly rejecting the left wing agenda, even where it originally seemed quite popular. The predictable backlash follows a previously frightening trend of adopting of leftist policies. But even those who bought into crypto-Marxist egalitarian nonsense prior, seem to be turning against the tide. Houston, a city which had elected the openly lesbian Mayor Annise D. Parker voted in a referendum that repealed an anti-discrimination ordinance by a landslide, which had previously been passed by their city council. Supporters said

On Pot, Tucker Nails It

On Pot, Tucker Nails It

A number of people have contacted me about a piece recently penned by Jeffrey Tucker on marijuana. Titled “Pot is Gross” at LifeZette.com, Jeff expresses his aesthetic distaste for the drug, and for characteristics common amongst its users. My readers brought it to my attention repeatedly, under the assumption that I would gleefully attack him for his stance, as I have in a number of other cases. I have to say though, that I think this is his finest work since

Keene Heroin Bust Leads to Senseless Cheerleading

Keene Heroin Bust Leads to Senseless Cheerleading

Keene, the city I today call home, is a quaint little town near the New Hampshire/Vermont border. Dominated by Democrats, it is perhaps the least free place in all of New Hampshire. While a far cry from the statist hellhole I came from in New York, the people here still wholeheartedly believe in the power of government. So perhaps I should be less than surprised that Dale Vincent at the Union Leader hailed a recent large drug bust as the “end of a

Anarcho-Lobbyist vs. Drug Prohibition

Anarcho Lobbyist vs. Drug Prohibition

A bill before the New Hampshire legislature would decriminalize marijuana, lowering the penalty for possession of less than an ounce to just a $100 fine. The legislation is currently before the criminal justice and public safety committee of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. There was a hearing on House Bill 618 recently, and the Anarcho-Lobbyist was there to support it, grudgingly. Marijuana decriminalization is a great harm reduction tactic, but even full on legalization is still too much State

Are Electronic Cigarettes For You?

Are Electronic Cigarettes For You?

I get asked a lot of questions about my e-cigarette, aka personal vaporizer. I constantly end up evangalizing about it, to the point it almost comes of sounding like a sales pitch. Instead of perpetually repeating myself, I thought I’d put together this introduction. The basic idea behind an electronic cigarette is a power source, usually a battery, and a heating element which vaporizes a flavored liquid containing nicotine. There are people who use it without nicotine as well, and others

Being an Alcoholic on New Year’s Eve

Being an Alcoholic on New Year's Eve

What better way to start the new year off, than with a hangover? Am I right? Seems that’s what just about everybody does, myself included for pretty much the last 20 years. I’ve been cutting back on my drinking in the last couple of years though. I go a month or three of total abstinence, then drink responsibly for a couple of weeks/months, then I screw up royally, and sober up again. I had 5 weeks sober, and then stressing a trip

Use Caution with Stimulants in Nootropic Stacks

Stimulants in Nootropic Stacks

Since I first became interested in Nootropics, I’ve done research into, and experimented with, a great many different supplements and chemicals. Combining these substances is known as “nootropic stacking” to benefit from their separate and combined benefits. One thing that is often suggested in forums and other resources, is adding stimulants to nootropic stacks. This has some upsides and some downsides depending which substances you use, and what your relationship with drugs has been in the past. Personally, I have a

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