"Where there is no insight the people perish"


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Causes and Cure of Alcoholism/Addiction

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 3:40 PM

The usual answer you get in AA/NA  is that "Nobody knows what causes it" or perhaps you might get someone who will say "Genetics" and cite twin studies. Some hold on to the misguided and discredited notion that Alcoholics process alcohol differently. Some will say it is an allergy.  

Researchers are now beginning to understand more, although this may threaten some sacred cows of many regarding Alcoholism and Addiction:

Childhood Trauma, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Alcohol Dependence

"'These high rates of childhood victimization in individuals with PTSD and alcohol and other substance-related problems suggests that there is a link between childhood adversity and the development of these disorders, although it is impossible to establish a direct causal relationship. However, even when studies control for demographic differences, family discord, and parental pathology, the specific relationship between childhood abuse and the development of substance use disorders holds true."

"Early-childhood trauma is strongly associated with developing mental health problems, including alcohol dependence, later in life. People with early-life trauma may use alcohol to help cope with trauma-related symptoms. This article reviews the prevalence of early-childhood trauma and its robust association with the development of alcohol use disorders and posttraumatic stress disorder."

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism


Researchers are beginning to understand the cause, but they are yet to understand the cure:   Forgiveness

See Post Traumatic Stress tab on this website on how to implement the cure.

Possession and Addicition

Posted on July 12, 2013 at 1:10 PM


"The most obvious way we let Satan into our lives is through sin. Serious and habitual sin can be a gateway. An innocent person can be affected by hexes or curses but I would say most cases of possession needing serious deliverance come about through involvement in the occult, with practices such as Ouija board or tarot cards or some kind of New Age practice. The other form is through some kind of sin addiction such as alcohol, drugs or pornography. A case I was dealing with recently was addicted to pornography and he suffered from demonic manifestations."

"If there was a Devil, he seemed the Boss Universal, and he certainly had me."-Bill Wilson, Co-Founder Alcoholics Anonymous

National Indie Excellence Award

Posted on January 17, 2013 at 7:45 AM

I am pleased to announce that my book "Up From Down" was the first place winner in the Addiction/Recovery category of the National Indie Excellence Awards, As previously announced, the book was also a winner at the Orange County Christian Writers Conference  in 2011. 


Hepatitis C Interview

Posted on December 22, 2012 at 12:45 AM

One man's harrowing battle with hepatitis C

Serena Gordon did a nice interview and article on my Hepatitis experience. There is more information about it in my book. The cure was actually quite miraculous.

Article LINK


The Full Original Copy of the Serenity Prayer

Posted on December 12, 2012 at 12:10 AM

The Full Original Copy of the Serenity Prayer

by Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971)


God, give us grace to accept with serenity

the things that cannot be changed,

Courage to change the things

which should be changed,

and the Wisdom to distinguish

the one from the other.


Living one day at a time,

Enjoying one moment at a time,

Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,

Taking, as Jesus did,

This sinful world as it is,

Not as I would have it,

Trusting that You will make all things right,

If I surrender to Your will,

So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,

And supremely happy with You forever in the next.



Information on Addiction

Posted on December 7, 2012 at 1:00 AM

There is some great information on addiction at the following link.

Giving credit where credit is due

Posted on November 11, 2012 at 9:10 PM

I do not credit my recovery from drugs and alcohol to either AA or NA. The complete journey is detailed in my book. I carefully avoided the mention of any preacher or church in my book as I did not want to wave any red flags in front of anyone.

However, recently I have been re-thinking that. Roy Masters is a controversial figure and so is his  Foundation of Human Understanding. For those truly seeking answers to their dilema, I recommend the Judeo-Christian Meditation that he teaches. It is available free if you cannot afford it at:



Guest Interview on Thursday

Posted on May 3, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Up From Down Website

Posted on April 24, 2012 at 2:40 PM

The link to Ted Adamson's website is  www.upfromdown.info . Learn more about the causes and cure for addiction. 

Book Nook Club -5 Stars!

Posted on April 10, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Thank you to the very nice ladies over at the Book Nook Club for a 5 star book review, especially to Carol who wrote it. 


“I have never read such an honest and clear account of a life that went down the “wrong path.” Agree with him or not, I couldn’t help but be moved by his openness and willingness to share it all and not hold back. I wasn’t reading a book , I was digging into his mind, and maybe even his soul. It has changed my perspective on addiction and people with addiction, and it will change yours. A must read!”--- 5 Stars, Carol at the Book Nook Club.