Resolutions! How are those working out for you, now that the month is almost over?
Survey of overÂ 3000 people showed that 88% failed at their resolutions.
Here it is. The hard, cold facts. WATCH THIS VIDEO!!
If you ever want to accomplish anything in your life, you have to understand this. And never make another resolution.
You want to desperately change. You go buy a treadmill, you enroll in a procrastination course, you join weight watchers, you swear you will not take another drink.
And still, that insane brain of yours keeps defaulting to the only thing it knows.
You are Hardwired. Hard. Wired.
Your brain can only go to the place that you wired it up to go to.
It’s crazy really.
The more you try to NOT do something, the more confused your brain will become. Your brain has to do SOMETHING. And the one thing it knows really well, the thing it is hardwired to do… is the very thing that you don’t want.
It is not that all support groups are bad, they are just mostly getting it wrong.
What you think about… expands.
Thoughts are things.
You become what you think about most of the time.
What you resist… persists.
We have hard science that now shows us why this happens. If you are checking out Joe Dispenza or Bruce Lipton or ME you are starting to get really smart about the neural networks in your brain and the genetic changes that happen as a result.
Is addiction really a disease?
Are you doomed to be addiction the rest of your life?
Should you really attach this identity to your name-Â
“hi, I’m Joe and I’m an alcoholic”-Â
and expect to be anything else?
Are you really going to say to yourself, one more time, “I just can’t stop eating sugar” orÂ “I can’t lose weight, I just love to eat too much”.
??? Really ???
Relax your shoulders.
Hear my voice. It’s all going to be ok. Let’s get started.
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I took a hike on a trail that my friend loved, but she didn’t mention it was 8 miles and 2000 feet up and back down. These Boulder people are in olympic shape. We finished the hike but ended up at the wrong parking lot. And the sun was going down and it was mountain lion time.
She wanted to hike the rest of the way, alone, to the other parking lot. I wanted to walk to the road and flag down a car. Risky as well. My very weary body continued to the road.
The road, as it turned out, was just a remote mountain dirt road with no traffic and very few houses on this mountain.
And it was mountain lion time, remember?
I told her that I would manifest a car, with a very nice woman to drive us to our car. Hard to believe, because there were no cars and it was getting cold. And mountain lionish.
I said I would put in a 100% certainty, for sure, manifesting miracle request for us…just hang in there for a minute.
About a minute later, dontcha know, a lovely woman pulled up, gave us a ride. She said it was a really good thing she came along. It was mountain lion time and there is one lion that visits her porch and lives right here on this place on this mountain.
Thank you universe. Or whatever it is that makes things happen so nicely.
This woman said to come back and visit her anytime, hang out. That was soÂ much better than a creepy guy in an old pickup that might have been our rescuer.
These mountains are beautiful. Even though I couldn’t walk for two day, the hike was amazing.
A powerful and loving way to infuse your mind with love, hope and pride.
Are you struggling with
destructive self talk?
Are you sometimes your own
Do you feel anger, failure and disappointment in yourself?
It is time for a really big change.
Research shows that subliminal messages have no effect. Research also shows that words and sentences in text that flash on your computer screen have absolutely no effect.
If you are ready to change the negative and destructive messages in your mind, the INFUSION might be just what you have been looking for.
These are not affirmations.
Affirmations can create conflicts because you are saying something to yourself that is not true. Your inner mind rejects the statement and might even create sabotage if the statement does not resonate as true.
Now you have a brain INFUSION.
Instead of repeating affirmations, you will hear me telling you things about yourself.
You will hear questions that your inner mind can answer.
You will feel loving comments and praise on what you have done well. You will be reminded of why you should be proud of yourself.
Your mind will respond in an entirely different way to INFUSION statements.
Simply let my voice play in the background on your computer or iPod or in the car.
As the phrases float in and around your mind, you are infused with the feelings, thoughts and beliefs that make you feel loved and healthy.
Choose the type of music you are in the mood for, or choose voice only.
At night or when you need to recharge, choose the deep trance session that has soothing music with the words woven in along with trance inducing Binaural Beats.
Binaural beats direct the brain waves to change. Your brain is guided from Beta, through Alpha, Theta and Delta while you simply relax.
Beta is your waking state
Alpha is the day dreamy state
Theta is the deeper sleep state when your brain and body is in the most restful and restorative state. During this time you are repairing and regenerating cells.
Delta is a deep sleep state
If you want to stop worrying, end anxiety, stop your insomnia and feel very peaceful and balanced, use the binaural beat session when you can close your eyes and let go.
Imagine this- while you do your work or take a walk or even drive down the street you hear the voice floating along with you.
The voice gives you loving messages, asks you questions, allows you let go of the past, focuses on your worthiness and wraps you up in love.
These are not affirmations. Affirmations often donâ€™t work.
The Infusion is a more like you have a good friend who sees the best in you and wants to tell you how wonderful you are.
The Infusion is the right words in just the right way that penetrate your mind and soul.
You might find yourself quietly saying â€œyesâ€ or you might feel that you are nodding your head in agreement.
When you hear the questions, your mind will search for the feelings and experiences that answer it in an empowering way. And you donâ€™t have to put out any effort. You simply allow your inner mind to find the answers to the questions.
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You can choose the one you want to hear right now.
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How do you hypnotize your lover while they sleep? (and is it possible?)
Are you a frantic, ninja style sleeper? I have a cool free offer to
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Do subliminal CDs have any effect on your brain?
Hello my hypnotic friends,
I got an email from Happy Murray in Ireland, it blew me away.
And some guy said he hypnotized his wife while she was asleep and made her
have some really, shall we say, pleasant feelings in her body.
And the guy who grinded his teeth so bad that he chewed up his mouth guard
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Just as juicy as it gets. The CD is an interactive thing- I hypnotize your
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And the book… oh the book.
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Something is happening on a very subtle level. I AM eating less and today, I ate a salad at one of my usual places. Normally, I ALWAYS buy cookies to take home, but today, I did not! I saw them when I ordered my salad and even talked about buying some with my friend, but I got up and left and didn’t! Just now, which is about one and a half hours after lunch, I had the thought, “What do I have that”s sweet?” Then, another voice kicked in: do you really want/need something else? You had a very nice, healthy lunch…. WOW!!! In all my years of dieting (about 30!) I don”t recall ever having that dialogue with myself. Last night (day 3 of listening) I ate a lot less than usual. I”m not stopping for more breakfast stuff on the way into the office, either.
A lot of people are sleepwalking through life, letting the same thing happen to them every day, complaining and hoping and wishing something will change.
It is time to WAKE UP.
If you don’t like what you have, change it!
As you know I have overcome some horrible poverty as a single mom, healed a 20 years of debilitating back pain, created worthiness that resulted in financial abundance, overcame fear of public speaking, and stopped being a victim.
Life still deals you and I some crappy blows. (we are in this together)
Let’s be realistic. But not be victims.
Miracles are hard to come by.
And as miraculous as it should be, miracles take a bit of work!
A miracle should be a miracle, dang it. Not a jobacle. Or a workacle.
Healing my horrendous back pain that all the doctors said could never be healed is a miracle. It took some work.
Getting over my poverty state and my unworthiness and self sabotage, as miraculous as it was (and I never really believed I could do it) took a bit of work.
I am prepared to make it a little easier for you.
Miracle = ON
Today- your lesson is plain and simple. I am going to show you the difference between your conscious mind, subconscious mind and unconscious mind.
Next I will give you the real dirt on hypnosis vs. meditation. (there is not really any dirt, just felt like saying that)
And I will tell you how I cured my back pain for good.
You = In?
Me = Happy + You = Ecstatic.
Why is it always so hard to change?
Well, for one thing, because you believe it is hard to change.
If you just nudge your belief a bit, you open a possibility for change. People get stuck in a negative rut, and the rut becomes a hard-wired response in your brain that creates a reaction that always has the same result- it is hard to change.
And so it is.
You have so massively hardwired your brain to only have one response to stress or habits or addiction or anger or fear… that there is no other possibility.
And now the work begins.
You must undo the neural network that held those reactions and responses.
You must create a new neural network that holds the possible outcomes of what you really do want.
And you go, yea, yea, yea, blah, blah, blah Wendi… I know.
So today, when you LISTEN to me closely you will get to know your brain a bit better.
And as a result I am betting that you will take some action to make some changes.
Let’s do this!
Listen to this podcast, just let it play and notice how you nod your head a lot.
And feel your body getting all warm and blissy as you hear my words.
And then just notice that you have a choice to start it up, right here and right now. “It” being whatever little thing you are tired of having and whatever little thing you are ready to create.
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If you are tormented by your past, you will want to read this.
Why can’t you just forget about it? (and be sure to check out the amazing deal at the bottom of this)
Can you really put the past
On the show this week we talked about how to put the negative memories, events and other various emotionally devastating traumas in the past.
The show was on addiction, but the method of putting the past behind us is something everyone needs. Let’s face it, we are all struggling with things we did in the past. Or maybe we are fighting the memories of things that were done to us.
Maybe your obsessive thought is just an image of something you saw that you simply cannot get out of your head.
People always ask me if I can make them just forget it, erase it, or eliminate it.
It might be possible, but probably won’t be permanent and will still have the emotional content of that memory. And that emotional content is what causes all the trouble.
The emotional content of the memory floods the body with a release of chemicals, even years later. The chemicals continue to be released, but even worse, this affects how your cells reproduce.
What do do? How to change it?
Trying to use hypnosis to block the memory does not stop the chemical release of the emotional memory, so a better way to handle it, would be to change the content of the memory.
When you activate the feelings associated with the memory, and then look at it in a different way, you can change the emotional content.
For instance, if you had an embarrassing event years ago, you can look into that memory and ask your very wise inner self to find the positive lesson or the thing that you have decided as a result of this experience.
When you bring the positive lesson into the memory and put in the new emotions that go along with that new powerful belief, the memory no longer sends the chemicals of fear or sadness or guilt or anger into your body.
Make sense so far?
Anything that triggers the old memory is now met with a new response. The old memory didn’t go away, but the reaction has changed. If this process is done well there should be an entirely new feeling ( something like a "yippee I feel so dang good now" sort of reaction) that results from the old memory being triggered.
And this is why even hard core addicts and alcoholics have totally eliminated their cravings.
You still with me?
Now- think about this.
You have 100s or 1000s or bazillions of these old memories running amok in your brain. They are not all causing havoc, but there are a few key ones that are totally helping you feel depressed, afraid, filled with anxiety, turning to drugs and alcohol and diving deep into hopelessness and despair.
Here’s the solution.
This is why people have miraculous healing.
The very real result of these crappy memories is how this affects our health. (not to mention your worthiness)
When you are depressed your immunity is compromised.
When you are angry your emotions cause damaging stress.
When you are stressed your body cannot fight off viruses, bacteria, cancer and disease.
Let’s change it.
It is really not as hard as it sounds.
When you watch the shows from this week, you will understand more. (links to shows below)
But if you want the fast track to obliterate the bad joo joo, I’ve got your back.
The holy trinity of healing the past.
Resolving the Past
Releasing the triggers
How much will it cost to fix it all up?
Not much. These three hypnotherapy sessions are some of the most powerful work I have done for my clients over the years.
These are the result of 1000s of sessions with clients who have serious difficulty with depression and health issues.
I believe that NOTHING is more POWERFUL than the experience you will have when you resolve the past.
Let’s do this! All 3 sessions- were $87.
But for you, I combined them into one sadness, anger and depression smashing package, and if you download it you can have it for only $29.
If you decide to do my program for RELEASING THE PAST, consider using a journey to write down the feelings, thoughts and new beliefs that emerge as a result. Writing in a journal has amazing power and doing it right after each session can totally help your brain transform the pain of your past.
Remember, I love you,
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On Wednesday I was in the audience at the Conan O’Brien show.
I really like Conan and will be sad to see him go. He’s a funny guy. His life long dream of being the host of the tonight show got yanked out from under him.
At least he still has his fame and money. Phew. What a relief, huh?
(I was so worried for him)
On a serious note, the earthquake in Haiti is just so devastating and unimaginable from our comfortable, warm, safe homes.
Let’s help out.
100% of the sale of either of these programs, will be donated to the RED CROSS.
The Wendi.TV show is so bloated and full, it should be put on a diet!
Wow, what a great 3 days of getting things squared away for resolutions. One of my readers got mad at me that I said your resolutions are doomed. But it is true. And you need to know why I said that. I seriously believe that the last three days of my show might be the most powerful and mind altering education you can get if you want to stop a bad habit, addiction, behavior or change your personality. And you can watch them all now. No charge, of course.
An another brilliant man asked me~~~~~
Wendi, how about making it seem like I have always LOVED to workout, that it has been a lifestyle and make me feel that I do it everyday. Like brushing my teeth, getting dressed. Make me feel like I just work out every day because it is what I have always done.
Yes, I loved this idea. And I made a kick ass session that will equate working out with the things you have always done, the things that are automatic and simple. Then I asked your brain to accept that you have always done this and always will keep on doing it.
Are you again struggling to try to figure out why your resolutions will fail?
Why do you feel hopeless about making a big or small change?
Is your excitement for the new year not all it should be?
Catch the archives now, and join me next week.
Remember, I love you,
PS- I have a list of programs that are all about ending your bad habits and addictions and I gave out a 50% off link during the live show.
I think there are a few of you who might also be ready to stop the bad habits, bt you could not make the show.
You need to stop procrastinating, drinking, p0rn, fingernail biting, smoking and more, more, more.
To get the list and the COUPON code, please do this:
Email to OFFICE@WENDI.COM Subject line- must say:
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You will receive a return email with the links and the discount. I will make it good for ONE day, so grab it now.
And be sure to TWITTER the show link, just send friends to http://www.Wendi.TV and they will get to enjoy the show for free as well.
Wendi Friesen, CHT
Thank goodness the holidays are over. As special as it can be, I always feel a sigh of relief when I can put away all that tacky xmas stuff.
I think that for most people, the thought of new years resolutions are met with a feeling similar to hitting yourself in the head with a hammer. Seriously- another diet? Another attempt at working out every day?
Step away from the hammer.
Two of my members gave me brilliant ideas for sessions. Just brilliant. If you want to make a suggestion for a topic just email it to me by replying to this email. If I like it, I will make it! You guys are really inspiring and the thing I love the MOST about what I do is being in close contact with you.
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Love to you!
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I love having this sale. I guess it is because when I try to pick out Christmas gifts I find things I like and I want to keep them! So I figure this has you covered.
I am really excited about the boat parade that starts tonight. Yippee. 1.5 million people will descend onto the harbor… MY harbor, to watch. Wow.
Remember to let me know how you liked the Piehole Hypnosis sessions! Put your comments here on the blog. So far people seem to like my Whacky hypno recordings. Cheap too, only $9. Buy here
And see my crazy hypno chicken while you are there.
Hey, did you see the NEW Inspired Intuition program? Someone might like to get that in their stocking!
You’ll get TWO of them with the coupon 2for1 dontcha know!
I think I am going to work on a super special hypno gift for everyone and send it out on the 25th. Watch your email for it. I will make something that get you thinking!
The people you hang out with might be making you fat.
(FREE Pedometer Offer at bottom of this page!)
Shocking, but true.
This study (and why do they have to spend money to find this out) shows that teenagers who hang out together will get fatter together. If you are a human being and you also breathe air, this should not be a revelation.
We become what we think about, do, and act upon. If you surround yourself with people who like to eat and sit around and live a sedentary life, you will NOT become a long distance runner.
If you surround yourself with people who love to mountain bike, or hike, or kayak for their recreation, chances are very good that you will be in good physical shape.
And cleverly enough, the person in charge of this obesity study is named Fry. Coincidence?
Here is the explanation from the article on how friends let friends get fat.Tam Fry, of the UK’s National Obesity Forum, said mounting evidence suggested the link was causative. “Other work has shown that you take on the weight attributes of your friends more than other people surrounding you, like neighbours, even if your friends live many miles away.” He said it boiled down to shared bad habits, like eating the wrong foods and not getting enough exercise.
It can be hard to lose weight, and easy to gain it. And we are obviously influence by the people we surround ourselves with, and if that is not enough we have to battle our food issues that were deeply ingrained in our childhood. I remember a news show about a young boy, about 8 years old, who was 50 lbs overweight. The mother insisted that she had tried everything and was not overfeeding him. When they took the boy away from mom and sent him to live with Dad he lost all the excess weight and said “It’s fun to go out and play soccer and run. I like broccoli and salads” and things to that effect. Our environment obviously affects our choices that result in how heavy we are. And your friends are your environment.
Let’s have a reality check.
What’s in your kitchen? (or tucked under the sofa cushion)
Do you have lots of sweet yummy snacks, microwavable fatty foods, sugary drinks, multiple flavors of ice cream?
Do you have to prepare food when you are hungry, chop vegetables, make food out of actual ingredients?
What do you do first thing in the morning?
Go directly to the fridge to gobble down some food?
Wait a little while, take a walk, stretch, do some writing?
When planning an outing with friends what is the agenda?
Do you plan the day or evening based on food or dessert (have you tried that new cupcake store that just opened?) and virtually nothing else? (Let’s go to the Chocolate/Slug/Shortcake/Fried festival today!)
Do you plan to go to an art show, beach walk, game night, bike ride… that also happens to include a meal along the way?
Which friends are you choosing to spend the most time with?
Obviously, we didn’t need a study to figure out that fat teenagers hang out with other fat teens, or that kids with bad eating habits become obese adults.
What do you want to change today?
What small thing will you do to make your life a little more active and a little less ice-creamy?
Stick a comment down there, inspire us!
Loving the change you are about to make today!
And when you are ready for a massive change in 7 days, and want to lose 5-12 pounds in a week (yes, read the testimonials, shocking and true) just find out what power there is in making one small change a day.
One change a day, that’s all I ask.
Will you take the challenge?
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This message made me stop and think, and renew my vow.
When I get an email like this, I realize there is so much more to be done. I have some amazing success stories, but when I get one like this it reminds me that I have work to do.
The person who sent this doesn’t know that the email has put me into a full on mission to change the way we look at and treat addiction. ~~~~~ Dear Wendi, I have had a crack cocaine addiction for approx 12 years which has cost me my family as well as two very successful businesses. Since receiving one of your free CDs six months ago my life has had a dramatic turn around. I have just become an accredited life coach and my family is beginning to trust me again. I will shortly be in a position to purchase one of your complete programs which i truly believe is worth every penny. This morning i listened to Wendi’s 2 minute hypnosis and she mentioned the colour red would change everything, Well i went to buy a car today (first time in ages) and guess what? It is red. Thank you to Wendi and everyone at wendi.com for helping me get my life back. ~~~~~~
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This Cancer Doctor found the link between positive thoughts and cancer outcomes.
You probably didn’t notice, but an Oncologist (cancer specialist) died last week. You might not know why he is important, but his work included research on how your attitude affects the outcome of cancer patients. He discovered that if you feel you are going to have a good outcome, you are more likely to recover and live and if you feel doomed your chances of dying increase.
Who is he?
Dr. O. Carl Simonton developed a model of emotional support for the treatment of cancer patients… an approach that introduced the concept that one’s state of mind could influence their ability to survive cancer. As chief of Radiation Therapy at Travis Air Force Base, Dr. Simonton implemented this model. This was the first systematic emotional intervention used in the treatment of cancer — a program that was approved by the surgeon General’s Office in 1973. While in private practice, Dr. Simonton utilized his unique approach for the treatment of cancer patients. A pilot study he conducted from 1974 to 1981, demonstrated an increase in survival time and improvement in quality of life. More about him…
This is a good reminder to think good thoughts and continue to bombard an illness with a powerful focus to get well.
I am continuing to read Evolve Your Brain, from Joe Dispenza and loving the miraculous healings that can happen when you put your brain to work on healing rather than focusing on the illness.
If you need help with this, my new Body Mastery program is powerful way to create miracles in your mind and body in just a few days.
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Robert emailed me, he has a miracle. It didn’t seem possible. He had a miraculous moment with the Body Mastery program. He has Ulcerative Colitis and has been struggling for years. After only 4 days with the Body Mastery program he is trying to figure out why he is feeling so much better. He says…
Wendi Wendi Wendi, I have made it through day 4 so far, as I do one day at a time. I will have to tell you that these 4 days have completely had a POSITIVE impact in my life so far. I’m not sure if my Ulcerative Colitis is going in remission, but I can’t wait to listen to the next 4 day’s and am anticipating nothing but good thing from your secessions. – Robert
And Spike says- Thanks for spreading the truth Wendi. I’ve acheived a trifecta thanks to you – I’ve beat alcohol, nicotine and depression thanks to you (And tried all the usual clinical therapies and many medications, to no avail. I gave it my best and now understand more about why they were ineffective for me.) Thanks so much, from a loyal and grateful customer. -From spike
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I watched the Michael Jackson Memorial today.
Realizing that his drug use resulted in such devastating issues in his life, including his death, is a reminder to us all to look at all the ways we can help other overcome their addictions.
My son, who you may have read about on my blog, can walk into any hospital, fake back pain and walk out with a prescription.
Our teenagers are doing it. Our friends and family members are doing it. And people’s lives are destroyed daily because of it. Multiple doctors and multiple stores. I’ve talked to the hospitals. They know it is going on and are powerless to stop it. And how is it that there is no system to track multiple prescriptions? Insane.
He is back out on the street making his own choices. An opiate addict has many episodes where they make some really hard choices. But the moment they decide to use again, the choice instantly gets easy.
They make a choice to go back to Oxy or heroin knowing they are also choosing fear, guilt, shame, failure and risking jail and anger and disappointment from their family. Apparently, opiates have the power to help make the one choice that outweighs the combination of all the bad things that will happen as a result of doing the drug.
For those of us who are not addicts, it makes no sense. Why would anyone choose to give up everything- your home, family, love, support, safety, food, money, warm bed at night.
And the drug is so powerful that you willingly trade in all of those for fear, homelessness, jail, having no bed, clothes or shower, pain, hunger… and no one who will lift a finger to help out.
I don’t get it. I understand it, I just don’t get it. Some of you know exactly what I am talking about.
It has been 4 days since he has been gone. Someone called and said they saw him at Taco Bell and that he looked really burnt. He finally called me yesterday and he can’t come home because he is using. He has only been out of jail for 2 weeks. Faced with your own ability to decide how your life is going to go, the temptation for opiate users is overwhelming when they are left to their own choices.
I had a dream last night- one of those that goes on forever. In my dream Sean had died of an overdose and I had to decide if I wanted to see him one last time. The dream was torture.
Opiates- vicodin, oxycontin, heroin, norco. They remove your ability to weigh consequences. You simply don’t have the ability any longer to connect action with consequences. This is ONE reason they are so devastatingly powerful.
Opiates remove the ability of the brain to feel happiness. The addict cannot feel normal happiness like you and I when they see a sunset, or a puppy, or a baby or simply share a few laughs with friends. Their brain has changed to such a degree that they can only feel happiness when they are using. The brain takes about 1 full year to bring back the happiness function. That has got to be one long ass year.
Our high school kids are doing opiates more than all other illegal drugs combined! They are partying with vicodin, just getting that awesome high for the day… and from there it is a just a matter of time.
Soon their brain will change to accommodate the drug and will need more of it.
Soon, just to feel normal feelings, they will need the drug every day.
Soon, they will increase the dosage to get the same normal feelings.
And soon, the pain of withdrawal will be so bad that it is impossible to quit without enduring extreme physical pain for over a week.
And later, a mother will be picking her son or daughter up from jail wondering what the hell to do next. And the mothers will not be alone. But they will feel very alone sometimes, giving up everything to try and find the answer and find something that will just make it stop.
Rush Limbaugh used opiates and chose to lose his hearing as he increased to massive doses of oxycontin to feed his addiction. Many powerful, smart and successful people have lost everything multiple times because of opiates.
If you think you are not affected, think again. The jails are already overcrowded as 80% of the people in there are serving time for drug related crimes. The teens who are just getting into opiates are going to create an even bigger wave of addicts that will push the courts and correctional system way beyond what it is now. The crime supports their habits and everyone is affected. And it will take money to try to control it.
More police, courts, jail, rehab. Lots of money that our already strapped state budgets just don’t have. And families will spend money on rehab that has a 5% success rate in hopes of saving a life. They will mortgage their houses, use up their savings or go in debt charging their credit cards trying desperately to find help for their child.
I am so very grateful for all your comments and replies. Your thoughts really do help and I want you to know that feeling the love and support in your responses means everything to me right now.
Love right back at you!