Recovery Connections

John Schwary is CEO of Transitional Living Communities, a 850-bed recovery program he founded in Mesa, Arizona January 9, 1992 when he had a year sober. He's in his 27th year of recovery.

In these posts, he views life mostly through the lenses of recovery. While the blog is factual, he sometimes disguises events and people to protect anonymity.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

No Comment

For a while I'm not allowing comments on this blog. It's not about thoughtful criticism.  I welcome that.

But for some reason I've been getting many postings that appear to be questions about the blog's design, or the theme.  But they turn out to be advertisements or spam.

For example, I've had postings from people selling ecstasy and other drugs. Or else they try to direct me to a gambling or porn website. 

The problem with these, and sometimes I get several a day, is that I have to take the time to delete them. There's no way I want readers to be directed to those resources. They can find them on their own.

Other time-wasting comments are from people who seem high or drunk or angry – or all of the above. And they never put their name on the comment. Instead they just want to engage in anonymous angry vomiting that oftentimes is unintelligible. Many, I suspect, are former angry former clients who haven't yet found recovery.

I've always welcomed comments from those who disagree - or hopefully agree . And for them I've posted my e-mail address on the blog.  I welcome them to send an e-mail or comment any time they want.

I will get back to you.