Allen Iverson unraveled last week. His wife filed for divorce, the 76ers relieved him of his duties, his drinking problem was exposed, and like others -- like me -- gambling claimed his soul. But this isn't just last week's news; it's an opportunity.
We mood-alter with substances (alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, etc.) and activities (shopping, gambling, sex, work etc.) We are unable to simply be awake and present to life -- so we medicate our existential anxiety.