Saturday, January 24, 2015
January 24 CHAPTER 97 v 7 TWELVE STEPPING WITH STRENGTH FROM THE PSALMS
Those who worship idols are disgraced - all who brag about their worthless gods - for every god must bow down to HIM. (GODS BIG BOOK)
STEP 3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God.
I would like to apologize for my last two posts !Please let me explain! I have no right to push my beliefs on anyone or deny the existence of their HP. Even today's Psalm attests to the fact that there are other HPs. What I should be doing is ask all of you to examine your HP and see if trusting your life and investing your valuable time into an HP that must bow down to the GOD of everything. Today's verse states , that those who worship , pray or follow other HP s will be disgraced .When I was caught up in active addiction my life was already full of disgrace and shame, coming into recovery should not start out this way . If you have decided to take the journey into recovery then I would like to ask you to investigate your HP before you make a life changing choice . Does your HP have a book written about your life ? Does your HP know you on intimate level and all the secrets of your heart ? Did your Hp create you ? Does your Hp call you a son or daughter ? Does your Hp have a proven track record that goes back two thousand years plus in helping others live fulfilled lives. Here are some examples Moses was a murderer , David was adulterer , Rah-ab was a prostitute and the list of people is endless who put there trust in the one true GOD . If you are starting your journey in recovery and your facing step two and three all I ask is you take an educated look at your choice when it comes to your HP .
Romans 1 : 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. (GODS BIG BOOK)By Joseph Dickerson
|RESCHEDULED TO JAN 31ST|
Life ReScripted is a (FREE!) experiential workshop that uncovers and clears unresolved issues that can undermine recovery. There are strong and compelling reasons why these issues persist. A rescripting identifies and transforms the root cause of our self-sabotaging choices & behavior.
About the facilitators: Bob and Vicki met in a 12 step meeting in the late 90's and soon started a monthly gathering with others to augment their recovery. Life ReScripted was continually modified in those early gatherings and became their most effective tool. They found they were able to do deeper work in this safer environment which resulted in less struggle and lasting change. Word spread and they were invited to facilitate at 12 step and other retreats and began hosting weekends and training others to form their own circles. Their goal is for Life ReScripted to be accessible as 12 Step programs worldwide. Training is available for those interested in helping facilitate and/or starting their own circles. Congratulations to Bob on 24 years of sobriety!Requirements to attend this workshop: at least 3 months of sobriety, a support system and a commitment to be responsible and accountable for your actions and behavior within the group .
Workshop will be held
at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
392 Church St Yardville, NJ
To view or respond to the Facebook Event Invite please click link below:
For questions or comments, contact: email@example.com
Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Professionals to Convene at CADCA Forum
January 22nd, 2015/
Substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals from around the nation will gather at the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) 25th Annual National Leadership Forum, February 2-5.
More than 2,500 participants are expected at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.
The forum will feature more than 70 courses to help participants learn effective strategies for addressing drug-related problems in their communities. Participants will include community drug-prevention coalitions, government leaders, youth, prevention specialists, addiction treatment professionals, addiction recovery advocates, researchers, educators, law enforcement professionals, and faith-based leaders.
Topics to be covered include prescription drug abuse, marijuana use among youth, and reducing tobacco use and underage drinking.
“More than a conference, the CADCA Forum is a national movement that brings together federal and state officials and community leaders from across the country to find solutions to our nation’s substance abuse problems. For 25 years, participants have left our forum with new ideas and strategies that they can implement in their communities to prevent and reduce youth drug use,” said CADCA Chairman and CEO Gen. Arthur T. Dean. “This year, to mark the CADCA Forum’s silver anniversary, we’re excited to welcome our nation’s top drug policy experts as well as many leaders from the fields of public health and addiction science.”
Speakers will include Michael Botticelli, Acting Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and a panel of past U.S. “drug czars”: Dr. William Bennett, Dr. Lee P. Brown, General Barry McCaffrey, John P. Walters and Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske.
Participants will hear from legislators during Capitol Hill Day on February 4. Several hundred youth will take part in CADCA’s National Youth Leadership Initiative, to learn how to become substance abuse prevention advocates and powerful community leaders.
E-Cigarette Vapor Can Contain High Concentrations of Formaldehyde: Study
January 22nd, 2015/
Vapor produced by e-cigarettes can contain formaldehyde at levels five to 15 times higher than regular cigarettes, a new study finds. Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen, NPRreports.
Researchers from Portland State University in Oregon found formaldehyde in e-cigarettes could increase the chance the toxin will get deposited in the lung. They reported their findings in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine.
“I think this is just one more piece of evidence amid a number of pieces of evidence that e-cigarettes are not absolutely safe,” said co-author David Peyton. “We simulated vaping by drawing the vapor — the aerosol — into a syringe, sort of simulating the lungs,” he explained. The researchers then conducted a detailed analysis of the vapor.
Long-term exposure to formaldehyde is recognized as contributing to lung cancer, Peyton noted. “And so we would like to minimize contact (to the extent one can) especially to delicate tissues like the lungs.”
Gregory Conley of the American Vaping Association told NPR the researchers found formaldehyde only at e-cigarettes’ highest voltage levels. “If you hold the button on an e-cigarette for 100 seconds, you could potentially produce 100 times more formaldehyde than you would ever get from a cigarette,” he said. “But no human vaper would ever vape at that condition, because within one second their lungs would be incredibly uncomfortable.”
Peyton argues many people use the high settings on e-cigarettes. “As I walk around town and look at people using these electronic cigarette devices it’s not difficult to tell what sort of setting they’re using,” he said. “You can see how much of the aerosol they’re blowing out. It’s not small amounts. It’s pretty clear to me that at least some of the users are using the high levels.”
Thursday, January 22, 2015
January 22 CHAPTER 91 v 2 v 3 TWELVE STEPPING WITH STRENGTH FROM THE PSALMS
This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge , my place of safety; he is my God , and I trust Him . For He will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease .
(GODS BIG BOOK)
STEP 3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God .
Refuge - anything to which one has recourse for aid, relief, or escape.
The other day I shared a post about God being the one and only true HP. Many attacked me said I was intolerant !I warned about new comers being mis guided by the instruction that your HP could be a porcelain cat or anything that suits them . Someone even commented to me that their fathers higher power was a tree stump and as life changed so did there HP. Before you make your choice and invest your time and trust your life with a porcelain cat or tree stump ,you need to know the 12 steps were based on GOD . A GOD that is real and has a book about Life that you can use in times of trouble. A GOD that has a written plan for your life . A GOD that LOVES you and PROTECTS you ! A GOD who knows how many tears you have cried and how many hairs you have on your head.I could go on ,but there is not enough ink or paper too write all HIS promises down . The Proverb is just a few verses of HIS promises for you and all those in the world. Just because we cant wrap our little brains around that does not make it un true or wrong. Once you surrender and get out of GODS way and get rid of the stump and porcelain cat you can follow the one true GOD (HP).
Isaiah 44:6 I am the first and I am the last, And there is no God besides Me.(GODS BIG BOOK) By Joseph Dickerson
Wednesday, January 21, 2015