A hell of a meth

In what has become a weekly staple of crime news in The Floyd Press, police discovered another rolling meth lab in a traffic stop.  Sheriff Shannon Zeman says the production and use of crystal methamphetamine is an “epidemic” in Floyd County.   He’s not exaggerating. I see cases involving the production and misuse of this […]

Putting pride aside and saving what's left of my health

A therapist laid down the law: “You can get better,” she said. “You will get better,” she added. “But..” There’s always a but. “You will have to acquire two traits that you don’t currently have.” And those are? “Patience and a willingness to take things slowly and let nature to its job.” OK. I’m grown […]

Sixteen years

Later today, I will enter a meeting room at a church in Roanoke for a gathering of fellow travelers and utter the same nine words that I have said on this date for the past 15 years: “Hi, my name is Doug and I’m an alcoholic.” June 6 is D-Day for the rest of the […]