Gaslighting and the Addict

For me, there is nothing more entertaining than sitting down to watch a vintage black-and-white movie. A click of my TV remote fills my living room with a Bogie, Cary Grant, or Joseph Cotton flick. Psychological thrillers were and still are my preferred genre. I...

Attitude of Gratitude

Thanksgiving 2022...

Tie a Red Ribbon on for Safety®.

To get your MADD ribbon click on this link Find A Local Office - MADD. Can't find an official MADD office in your area? Then head to a Dollar Store and buy any bright red ribbon and tie it on your car. Your outward sign of caring may be the reminder someone needs...

Feeling Grateful – Feeling Generous?

The week leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. The planned events want to draw attention to the problems of hunger and homelessness in America. As expected, the statistics between homelessness and addiction are...

I’m Trusting You Are a Cheerful Giver

Today is NATIONAL GIVE SOMETHING AWAY DAY, but first the numbers. 300,000 – the number of items in the average American home.1 out of 10 – Americans rent offsite storage.25% – the percentage of people with two-car garages who don’t have room to park cars inside...

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Let Inner Freedom Ring

Fireworks going off in your head? Hyper? Anxious? Fretful? Restless? Jumpy? Things out of Control? Then slow down. Embracing recovery and positive lifestyle changes is not a destination. Reinventing ourselves is a journey. A slow journey to inner peace and wholeness....

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Stepping up to Spiritual Maturity

Our bodies are composed of four distinct parts—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Of the following four, can you guess which is the most underdeveloped component ...? A. Physical, B. Mental, C. Emotional, D. Spiritual. If you guessed D. Spiritual Development...

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Happy Birthday AA

Dr. Bob had his last drink on June 10, 1935, and so began the first step on a journey to healing, and a healthier way of life for millions who suffer from addictions.  Who was Dr. Bob? If you are a friend of Bill W., then you know Dr. Bob. Dr. Bob Smith, along with...

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“Don’t Quit Before Your Miracle.” Ashley Judd

When talking about Substance Use Disorder or Mental Illness, the term, Family Disease is often mentioned and it's not referring only to family genetics. In truth, Family Disease is when the behavior of a family member who struggles with a mental illness affects the...

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What’s Your Pain Level?

Before we close out Alcohol Awareness Month, I’m curious. When was the last time you checked your pain level chart? I ask because no matter how many times I view this powerful three-minute video there is always something new for me to take away and learn from. Don’t...

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From Passover to Happy Easter, Happy Spring

To my Jewish friends, blessings as you remember the roots of your freedom which you still strive for even today. To my Christian family and friends, as we rejoice in the truth that Death has lost its sting. Together, with people of all faith backgrounds, we welcome...

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Making a Decision

“Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.” If you want to make a positive change in your life from whatever struggle you are going through ... addiction, co-addiction, food, sex, gambling, smoking, internet, video...

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