Recovery Month – Day 7 – Insanity

Insanity: doing things over and over again and expecting different results.

— Albert Einstein —

September is National Recovery Month. Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Association (SAMHSA) sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover.

For the next 30 days, I will be sharing short excerpts from my latest book–Victory Over Opiates, which is available on Amazon (click here).

The following is taken from “Lesson 4 – Ending Insanity” in Victory Over Opiates:

I lived with the insanity of addiction for several years.

I knew I had a problem and tried fixing it “MY WAY” several times—but “MY WAY” never worked. This process of fixing my addiction problem “MY WAY” began in mid-1983 and continued until August 9, 1987. In the later stages of this timeline, I suffered from depression, anxiety, and paranoia.

Insanity had set in for good—at least that’s what I thought.

On August 9, 1987, I went to Greene Hall in Xenia, Ohio, to get help for my problem.

PLEASE pass this blog on to anyone who may benefit.

All royalties I receive from the sale of Victory Over Opiates-(click here to order), will be donated to The Joshua Recovery Ministries, a Dayton, Ohio, non-profit dedicated to getting recovery addicts back into the mainstream of life.


Mark 3:21, “And when his family heard it, they went out to seize him, for they were saying, “He is out of his mind.”

Leave a Reply