Still Counting Our Blessings

As we head into the Christmas season, please join me in taking steps to continue with a sense of radical gratitude! November is the 11th month and it is not too late to count on the power of the 11th Step to keep us focused on living one day at a time. Sought through...

Who are the Hungry and Homeless in your Neighborhood?

According to the https://hhweek.org/  website: Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual program where people come together across the country to draw attention to the problems of hunger and homelessness. Observing National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week...

Veterans Day 2019

November 11, a day set apart to respect all military men and women who served to keep us free. A day to affirm their sacrifice and pray for those who suffer from PTSD and seek consolation in drugs and alcohol. According to Addictioncenter.com, "Many men and women who...

Depressed, Addicted, Homeless

Sure, we all have our down days—our feeling kind of blue days, but when the days linger into weeks and weeks into months we may have a problem. Without professional help, many seek relief with a temporary fix called alcohol or drugs. Sadly, this not-so-quick fix can...

Still Counting Our Blessings

As we head into the Christmas season, please join me in taking steps to continue with a sense of radical gratitude! November is the 11th month and it is not too late to count on the power of the 11th Step to keep us focused on living one day at a time. Sought through...

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Veterans Day 2019

November 11, a day set apart to respect all military men and women who served to keep us free. A day to affirm their sacrifice and pray for those who suffer from PTSD and seek consolation in drugs and alcohol. According to Addictioncenter.com, "Many men and women who...

read more

Depressed, Addicted, Homeless

Sure, we all have our down days—our feeling kind of blue days, but when the days linger into weeks and weeks into months we may have a problem. Without professional help, many seek relief with a temporary fix called alcohol or drugs. Sadly, this not-so-quick fix can...

read more

Addiction is a Disease

Every September, SAMHSA sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness, understanding of mental, and substance use disorders, and celebrate the people who recover. The 2019 theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger. This, the 30th Anniversary of...

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Thanks, I Needed That!

My cousin, Mickey, assured me, "God wants you to be a caring person, Diane, but He's not calling you to be a doormat." Mickey's honest statement was my, "Thanks I needed that!" moment. It got me thinking, Am I that fixated on trying to change the alcohol abuser in my...

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And Yet Another Year – – –

Another loss. For those who have lost loved ones to drug overdose, I have no words. Only hugs and love and ears to listen. What else do we have to offer but a listening heart and caring spirit? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGv_jFhHnJQ Thousands of people die each...

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Recovery is Possible . . .

. . . When we believe in a Power great than ourselves - one day, one step, one positive thought at a time. They swarmed around like bees, but by the power of the Lord, I got rid of them and their fiery sting (Psalm 118:12...

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Another Manic Monday?

Time to make your life manageable again. Trust your Higher Power to restore you to sanity. The choice is yours. Are you ready to make the decision?Are you willing to take the first step?Do you care enough to summon the energy to get up and attend a 12-Step Life...

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Setting Boundaries – What’s That?

Are you having trouble setting healthy boundaries? Some enablers are not even aware we are “allowed” to have boundaries. When we learn how to develop honest relationships with others, we will find the self-respect we seek. Determining the appropriateness of our...

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