September is National Recovery Month

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH - CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS - Read on ---- September marks the 31st annual National Recovery Month. An estimate 8.9 million Americans are living with a co-occurring disorder- a substance use disorder that occurs simultaneously with a...

International Overdose Awareness Day 2021

No words, just hugs, and love to all who lost a loved one to an overdose. For those of us in 12-Step support programs, every day is Overdose Awareness Day. And the 12th Step is why we speak out with compassion. Step 12, Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of...

Ready, Willing, and Able?

If not, why Not? Eight Month – Step Eight - Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. Willingness is a big word - a decision - a choice - a path that can lead to a healthier relationship with self and others. Are you...

The 12 Steps – Progress not Perfection

Every breakthrough, no matter how small, can lead to a life fulfilled. So please don’t, out of old habit, slip back into being or doing what everyone else tells you. Friends, stay where you were called to be. God is there. Hold the high ground with him at your side (1...

Believing – One Step at a Time

Step 1. "I can't." Although it is not an easy journey, with our Higher Power --- I believe we can. I believe recovery is possible. I believe, together, we are strong. I believe we are loved. And I believe we are enough. We are worth the effort - if we believe! Come -...

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Know Yourself – Journal your Truths

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and in this second short video, you'll uncover tips on how journaling can help you work through the stress of life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLAYHL76nk4&list=PL5pFk4m3uQx7pIuWoyo-1XMnKa_JfiOZP&index=9&t=45s Then...

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The E’s to Cope

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and in this very short video that starts 20 seconds in, you'll find seven E's to help you work through the stress of life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOr95xt5LdU Forget what happened long ago! Don’t think about the past. I am...

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Mental Health Awareness Month May 2021

Peace-Grow-Heal-Love yourself! Friends, May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Steve Arterburn's interview is worth a listen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vxzPyT81lw&t=131s . . . “If you keep on obeying what I have said, you truly are my disciples. You will know...

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Mother’s Day Gift of Serenity

God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot Change; Courage to Change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference. We love because God loved us first (1 John 4:19...

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Closing out Alcohol Awareness Month – April 2021

And just what is Alcohol Awareness Month? Alcohol Awareness Month is a public health program organized by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence as a way of increasing outreach and education regarding the dangers of alcoholism and issues related to...

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Marching Onward the Power of Step 3

We made a decision to turn our wills and our lives over to the care of God.  Each one of us comes to God with a past. In turning our lives over to him, we give him our entire selves, including our past losses and shame. We hand over to him every moment of disgrace,...

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