Giving Power To The Present

References to Scriptures on this Blog are not to put forth any Religion but to draw comparisons to Spiritual values or principles and our Recovery. I apologize if you are offended by the reference to a Religious Scripture, but our Spiritual Principles are drawn for all Religions and Spirituality. The term “appointed time” in Scriptures [...]

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“Thoroughly unprepared, we take the step into the afternoon of life. Worse still, we take this step with the false presupposition that our truths and our ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning, for what was great in the morning will [...]

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Addiction and Recovery FAQ

We see so much about addiction in the media and on TV, but many people have a lot of questions about sobriety, what it means and how it will change their lives. Here some answers anyone ready for a change needs to know. What Is The Point of Sobriety? Survival. It is a medical fact [...]

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A Prayer For You

May the Power of the Universe prepare you for whatever life hands you & whatever you may be going through. I sent you positive energy today. — Marc D (@CoachMarcD) April 4, 2014

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Meditation

Meditation was daunting at first because I had to be perfect. Then when I tried my mind would wonder and I was sure I wasn’t doing it right, so I became exasperated. The 11th Step explicitly stated that prayer and meditation had to be part of my life. I was frustrated and fearful that if [...]

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Anonymity and Primary Purpose

The disease of alcoholism is a gradual deteriorative affliction that devastates entire families and will continue to do so unless the alcoholic member takes action to live a life of sobriety, physically and mentally. It affects the person who is addicted to alcohol, that person’s family and everyone who interacts with that person. Consider the [...]

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Severe Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

By Sarah Peters 01/28/14 New data linking severe mental illness and substance use could lead to more effective and streamlined treatment options for clinicians and patients, according to a leading expert in psychiatry and addiction issues. The Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis and the University of Southern California jointly conducted a study of [...]

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Amplified Recovery

By William White http://www.williamwhitepapers.com/blog/2014/02/amplified-recovery.html “There is nothing about a caterpillar which would suggest that it will become a butterfly” – Buckminster Fuller Recovery from a life-threatening condition can bring far more than the removal of pain and sickness from an otherwise unchanged life. Confronting one’s mortality through the experiences of illness and recovery can bring [...]

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Love Recovery & InTheRooms

In The Rooms Video By Lindsey Glass  Read The Valentine and Watch the Video http://www.reachoutrecovery.com/magazine/opinion/item/22885-love-recovery Four years ago I started producing documentaries focused on recovery because I felt frustrated by the way addicts and alcoholics are portrayed in the media. I thought, Isn’t it bad enough that we face stigma of every kind? Is it really [...]

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There Isn’t A Cure For Addiction

Reprinted from Reach Out Recovery http://reachoutrecovery.com/component/k2/item/22233-philip-seymour-hoffman-it-could-be-any-of-us&Itemid=62 by Marc Dunn Another celebrity, Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday of an apparent drug overdose. Hoffman had been clean and sober for 23 years until a relapse last May. I do not know him and do not have knowledge of the specifics of his death [...]

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