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Zencat
"Live and let Live."
My URL: http://www.addictiontribe.com/zencat

JOB: Artist
SMOKE: Yes
SOBER SINCE: I learned to live in the moment.
RELIGION: Rastafarianism
ORIENTATION: Bi
DATING STATUS: Dating
MEMBER SINCE: July 22, 2007
POINTS: [ 2904 ]
GENDER: Male
LOCATION: California, United States
AGE: 57
VIEWS: 446
STAR SIGN: Scorpio
LAST LOGIN: 08.01.14




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I have a Double Trouble Addiction

Otherwise known as someone that has a duel-diagnosis: a psychiatric and addiction disorder. Having a mental illness has opened some door in recovery that I would not have had access too. That being groups and personal counseling at the county behavioral health clinic. There I was able to integrate cognitive behavioral therapy into my addiction treatment. That at first did begin a conflict with the A.A. modality of addiction treatment. However I was able to use the infinite wisdom of a common saying heard in the rooms: "take what you need and leave the rest". I applied that saying to the whole A.A. program. It works if you rework it.


Zencat Has

Days Clean & Sober

My addiction treatment program looks like the following list. I see my program as a way to live peacefully with others and with myself. To also bring me into an overall sense of well-being.

A.A. (just the meetings)
D.R.A.
Effectively cope with stress.
Exercise.
Group counseling and or 12-Step meetings.
Learning the science about addiction and relapse.
Living purposefully.
Managing emotions.
Meditation.
Personal counseling.
Proper nutrition.
Sober friends and relationship.
SMART Recovery.
Zen Buddhism.





�When I wake up in the morning, I just can't get started until I've had that first, piping hot pot of coffee. Oh, I've tried other enemas...�
-Emo Philips




I like:


  • Art

    • CGI GFX

    • Painting

    • Crafts



  • Coffee

    • Cream

    • Sugar



  • Learning

    • Addiction Research

    • Art History

    • CSS/HTML

    • Mysticism

    • Psychology



  • Spiritual

    • Atheistic

    • Buddhism

    • Occult

    • Pagan

    • Universal Unitarian








I'm not into religion, quasi-religion and Higher Power spirituality. If it works for you that's cool, you know, whatever floats your boat and all that jazz. I rather stay away from those that proselytize about their beliefs. I have what works for me and thats all I need to know .

Live And Let Live.





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May 2, 2013, 4:00 am
thx for the blog comment ~ luv your page

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From: Mazzy_M
April 11, 2013, 4:32 am
Hi sweet friend.. It was so good to hear from you, I always love your messages.. I'm doing a lot better (not struggling).. I remember the 1st time around when I told my sponsor that I was struggling.. She just said "Then stop struggling" Good answer I supposed, so I took it onboard back then, but it's all taking time this time around, which is fine by me.. It's just taking time for me to remember all the stuff I learnt before so, but it's all good... I love you my old friend so take care yourself ok..(((hugs)))
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From: Mazzy_M
March 2, 2013, 7:22 pm
Hello my inspirational friend.. I'm doing well most of the time, but still struggling at others.. I hope you are well sweetie..
love and prayers and hugs to you from me :)

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From: Mazzy_M
January 13, 2013, 8:11 pm
Hi Sweetie.. Boy, I love coming to your page!! It's always so inspiring for me to read something about you & the awesome way you dedicate yourself to your recovery in all aspects of your life.. Although, reading some of the music you like makes me feel old; I've only heard about half of the bands you list.. Please keep going onward & upward FOR ME?? Take care of yourself my friend; you are very special to me.. love, mazzy..

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December 28, 2012, 6:44 pm
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The Replacements, Transvison Vamp, Bong Water, Hanoi Rocks, Bauhaus, Roxy Music, Faster Pussycat, Bob Dylan, Windy O Williams & Plazmatics, The Moody Blues, The B52's, Iggy and The Stooges, OZZY & Black Sabbath, Linda Parry & 4 Non-Blondes, Bikini Kill, Fanny, The Temptations, Pretenders, New York Dolls, X, L7, David Bowie, Pere Ubu, Shonen Knife, Black Flag, Dead or Alive, Veruca Salt, The Blasters, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Freddie Fender, The Cure, Sex Pistols, Alice Cooper, Blondie, Johnny Cash, Hole, Ramones, MC5, Oingo Boingo, Lou Reed, The Dickies, Queen, The Prodigy, David Bowie,
The Beatles, Meat Puppets, Pixies, The Kinks, The Dead, The Moody Blues, Dressy Bessy, Smashing Pumpkins, The Small Faces & Jeff Beck, Heart, Pond, The Animals, Suicidal Tendencies, Yes, Pink, The Pretenders, Shabby, Good Charlotte, Al Greene, Butthole Surfers, Circle Jerks, Lolita Storm, Bjork, Elvis Costello, Black Flag, Panic DHH, Eno, Dashboard Confessional, Meatloaf, Alice in Chains,The Queers, Metallica, The Smiths, The Dead Kennedy's, Dr. Hook, Linkin Park, Sean Kingston, Detroit Cobras, The Killjoys, Agent Orange, The Grateful Dead, Guttermouth, The Beltones, Nirvana, Tom Waits,
The Briefs, The Butt Trumpets, The Cramps, The Buzzcocks, Fatboy Slim, Cake, Bob Marley, Nick Cave, NWA, Marilyn Manson, Sublime, The Chords, Ten Years After, Jane's Addiction, Korn, Social Distortion, The Descendants, The Vandals, The Streets, Team Dresch, The Distillers, The Transplants, White Stripes, Eazy-E, Eddie and The Hotrods, Everclear, The Pogues, No Doubt, Beastie Boys, Smashmouth, Modest Mouse, AC/DC, The Doors, The Eagles, Avril Lavigne, Alien Antfarm, Disturbed, Matchbox 20, Radiohead, Breaking Benjamin, Nelly Furtado, Seether, Evanescence, Tom Petty, Rolling Stones,
Peter Tosh, Aqualung, Super Tramp, Steve Miller Band, Journey, The Smiths, CCR, Depeche Mode, Peter Gabriel, Janis Joplin, Billy Idol, Chicago, Faster Pussycat, The Sweet, Flogging Molly, The Weirdos, The Gears, Bad Manners, The Germs, Weezer, The Groovie Ghoulies, Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Rev. Horton Heat, The Howling Men, Anti-Flag, The Dropkick Murphy's, Ministry, Slum Village, The Clash, The Impossible's, The Jam, The Damned, Etta James, The King Cole Trio, Staind, LA Guns, The Misfits, Voodoo Glow Skulls, The Boils, Agnostic Front, The Muffs, Negative Approach, Yellowman,
Willie Nelson, New York Dolls, NOFX, The Bouncing Souls, Offspring, The Avengers, The Pixies, The Violent Femmes, Public Enemy, Queen Rancid, Otis Redding, The Dills, The Replacements, The Cigarettes, Generation X, Slipknot, Rage Against the Machine, Everclear, Beck, 311, Papa Roach, Puddle of Mud, The Rolling Stones, Tupac Shakur, The Simpletones, The Slits, Dirty Water, The Specials, Velvet Revolver, Incubus, Rob Zombie, Santana, Soul Asylum, Collective Soul, Eminem, The Wallflowers, A Perfect Circle, Sponge, Bush, Sublime, Eve 6, Eddie Cochran, Steel Pulse, The Offspring, The Ducky Boys,
The Stray Cats, The Street Dogs, System Of A Down, Richie Valens, Ray Charles, The Velvet Underground, Cockney Rejects, Verbal Abuse, Audioslave, The Vibrators, Fear, Sonic Youth, The Welch Boys, Blood For Blood, Hank Williams (Sr., Jr., III), Youth Brigade, D.O.A., The Zeros, The Dictators, Queens of the Stone Age, Seether, Breaking Benjamin, Lost Prophets, Chevelle, GreenDay, The Used, POD, STP, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Tool, AFI, SOAD, Muse, Damone, The Crawdaddys, Flyleaf, Brand New, Emery, NIN, Chili Peppers, Dave Matthews, Linkin Park, Stereogram, International Noise Conspiracy,
Avenged Sevenfold, Beasties, Hoobastank, Sevendust, Smile Empty Soul, Sublime, 311, Yellowcard, Beck, Alice in Chains, Shinedown, The Killers, OK GO, Snow Patrol, Low, Death Cab for Cutie, Incubus, My Chemical Romance, Prodigy, Crystal Method, Rage, All American Rejects and more to come....


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