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Ego Bondage

Ego Bondage The ego will always object to the intrusion of the Spirit and will fight for it’s life. It (the ego) will do it’s best to convince one that living life by the spirit is futile and is  bound to go nowhere. It will seduce it’s host with ideas of what it deserves and […]

By | July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Recover from addiction|0 Comments

Why Recovery Retreats Work

Recovery Retreats vs. MAT: Why Recovery Retreats Work Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is all the hype right now, due to insurance companies pushing the use of medications like Suboxone and Vivitrol in the treatment for opioid use disorders. However, treating only the physical symptoms of addiction is often not enough to maintain long-term sobriety. Instead, sobriety […]

By | June 27th, 2019|Categories: Recover from addiction|0 Comments

Open mic night

Open mic night Our first “open mic night” we enjoyed the company of guests, clients, staff and some alumni perform music . We enjoyed listening to when someone performed & at some point we sang together. Look through the pictures  that captured our mood       It was a truly magic night with a […]

By | June 19th, 2019|Categories: Recover from addiction|0 Comments

We changes lives for women

You Are As Sober As You Are At Home I have been sober for over 29 years and one thing I have been known for is the quote: “You are as sober as you are at home”. This is something I try to live by. How am I treating the ones I live with, practicing […]

By | June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Recover from addiction|0 Comments

Making a Decision, Looking at the twelve steps of recovery

Making a Decision Looking at the twelve steps of recovery can be seriously intimidating, especially for people who don’t come from a spiritual background. There is a lot of talk about God, a higher power, and prayer, which has the potential to scare away a lot of atheists and agnostics. However, by keeping an open […]

By | May 31st, 2019|Categories: Recover from addiction|0 Comments

Reclaim your life through recovery

Miracles One of the wonderful features that I get to experience in my line of work is watching folks reclaim thier lives through recovery. When they arrive for treatment they are in most cases very ill physically, emotionally and spiritually. Those who are at a place in their lives when they are willing to do […]

By | May 30th, 2019|Categories: Recover from addiction|0 Comments

From Darkness to Light

 “But if you will seek God earnestly, and plead with the almighty, if you’re pure and upright, even now he will rouse himself on your behalf and restore you to your prosperous state. Your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous your future will be”. ~Book of Job From Darkness to Light….~ At a very young […]

By | May 29th, 2019|Categories: Recover from addiction|0 Comments

Benefits of Holistic Treatment in Florida

Benefits of Holistic Treatment If you are new to recovery from any addiction, alcohlism, drug, gambling, sex or any other addiction you will soon learn that sobriety is not formatted to a one size fits all modality. The traditional methods of addiction treatment have been challenged with many new approaches to addressing substance abuse. With […]

By | May 26th, 2019|Categories: Recover from addiction|0 Comments

Alcohol and your Brain

Alcohol and your Brain Many people who engage in heavy drinking have experienced an inability to recall events during or after drinking, also known as blackouts, but the short and long term side effects that alcohol abuse leads to in the brain are less commonly known. Extensive alcohol abuse can lead to a variety of […]

By | May 24th, 2019|Categories: Recover from addiction|0 Comments

Glorious news of sobriety

Another Airport I sit in another airport on the road to do a talk at another conference or workshop, waiting to board and visit a city in the states or another part of the world I’ve never been to and sometimes have been invited back to. Sometimes I’m about to meet folks waiting on the […]

By | May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Recover from addiction|1 Comment

Freedom From Resentment

Freedom From Resentment “Resentment is the “number one” offender. It destroys more alcoholics than anything else.” Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book pg.64   Whether you’re new to recovery or you have managed to put together some solid sober time, your addiction is subtle and cunning in nature – always lurking in the shadows waiting for a […]

By | May 21st, 2019|Categories: Recover from addiction|0 Comments

Recovery – from alcohol or other drugs

What’s the deal? I can’t help but be a witness to the revolving door that goes on with addictions sufferers seeking “treatment”. People who seek help from a treatment center seem to get caught up in having to go back into another facility and or a detox center, then off to a sober living home […]

By | May 20th, 2019|Categories: Recover from addiction|0 Comments

Loyalty, Commitment & Encouragement

Loyalty, Commitment & Encouragement When you see Geese heading south for the winter, flying along in a V formation, you might consider what science has discovered why they fly that way. As each bird flaps its wings, it creates uplift for the bird immediately following. By flying in the V formation the whole flock adds […]

By | May 17th, 2019|Categories: Recover from addiction|1 Comment

The Four Absolutes, Honesty, Purity, Unselfishness & Love

The Four Absolutes When we first enter the rooms of a twelve-step fellowship, some of us are overwhelmed by the incessant talk of spirituality and the “G” word. It can seem like a lot at first because for so long many of us have gone to irrevocable measures to obtain the drugs or alcohol we […]

By | May 14th, 2019|Categories: Recover from addiction|0 Comments

Recovery – from alcohol or other drugs

Recovery – from alcohol or other drugs is built on the foundation of many paradoxical relationships. Characterized by words like forgiveness, healing, reconciliation, and humility, recovery requires us to be willing to grow along spiritual lines. In order to achieve these principles, our old ideas must be destroyed entirely. Recovery is comprised of prolonged suffering […]