Friday, September 22, 2017

9-22-17 Twelve Stepping with Support from Scripture


Psalm-119 v 45 - I will walk in Freedom, for I have devoted myself to your commandments.


Step 3 - Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God.


Life will never will be perfect! Living life with God in it will keep you free from the Burdens of Life! Cast all your cares upon Him and God will carry the load. Life without God is No life at all. God is available 24 7 and there is nothing too big for Him. He has a plan and a purpose, put him in charge and you will be free. 



By Joseph Dickerson/Recovery Connections 
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Psalm 103v3 He forgives all my sins and Heals all my diseases
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Addiction & Pregnancy
Pregnancy should be an exciting and empowering time in a woman’s life. Unfortunately, addiction and mental health problems can compromise a woman’s safety and well-being. There’s hope for recovery, though. Help is available for pregnant women who are suffering from addiction.

Addiction is a progressive, chronic disease characterized by compulsive behavior, harmful side effects and relapse. Like other diseases, addiction presents serious risks for pregnant women and their babies.

Drug Addiction is one of the most dangerous types of addiction. Co-occurring mental health disorders, which commonly accompany addiction, also present unique health care challenges.

Every substance a woman consumes while pregnant can be transferred to her baby. Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs can pass through the placenta — the organ that provides nutrition and oxygen to the baby — and cause serious problems.

Thus, women who are pregnant or who are planning to become pregnant should avoid substances of abuse, and talk to their health care provider about a healthy diet and lifestyle. Those who are unable to quit using alcohol or other drugs should seek treatment immediately.
Living With an Addict
Addiction affects families in a variety of ways. The impact is different for each family and often depends on the addict. It’s important for a pregnant woman to put her safety and her child’s safety first.
Family members should encourage their loved ones to seek help, but a person’s decision to seek treatment may be affected by a family member’s attitude toward addiction.
About Forgotten Mom
Forgotten Mom Inc. (FMI), is a registered (501(c)(3), non-profit initiative established to address, support, and find help for the dramatically underserved population of individuals struggling with the disease of addiction. By focusing primarily on the mothers in need of treatment and support, FMI can best serve the widest scope of families caught in the seemingly overwhelming addiction and behavioral health struggle.
Forgotten Mom Recovery Kit
The Forgotten Mom Recovery Kit specifically designed to aid in emergency overdose and drug addiction at home. The objective of our first aid kit is to protect every household whose family member suffer with addiction and have a FREE recovery kit in each household. We have an overwhelming demand for these kits and are working hard to be able to offer one to every household that needs it. If you are able to donate to join our cause please click the link below.

Contents will contain:
Fentanyl strip
12 panel UA Cup for Drug Testing
FM Emergency Manual 
CPR Kit 
Narcan Application
and more.....

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November 1 - 3, 2017
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Recovery Specialists provide a foundation for recovery self-efficacy to be created through improving the relapse response (hijacking effect) within the brain through cognitive apprenticeship, modeling, mentoring, ecological momentary intervention, and inspiring, educating and repeated success. Combining this with cutting edge family theory and a focus on healing and recovery of not only the individual but the family as whole is the basis of the IRI training.
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Dr. Judith Landau and Nanette Zumwalt
Judith Landau, MD, DPM, LMFT, CFLE, CIP, CAI
a child, family and community psychiatrist and neurologist is a former professor of psychiatry and family medicine, who has devoted her career to developing Evidence-Based, Best Practice collaborative care systems and resilience models.
Nanette Zumwalt ICADC II, ICCJP, CIP, CAI
is the President/CEO of Hired Power and has worked in the mental health and addiction recovery field for almost three decades. Under Mrs. Zumwalt’s care and leadership Hired Power has taken the pioneering role in treating addiction in adolescents, young adults and adults during the high risk and very important transition periods of long term recovery. Hired Power has established and provides professional services, with a gender specific focus, to clients and families.  
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Clients served by individuals that are well trained and share our strong ethical values receive greater, more clinically supported care, thus offering long term benefits to CLIENTS, FAMILIES, COLLABORATING CLINICAL TEAM, and the PROFESSIONAL TREATMENT FIELD as a whole. 
Whether working as an independent contractor or a staff member of direct care treatment, the INDIVIDUAL CERTIFIED RECOVERY SPECIALIST providing the service has the information needed to feel confident and competent in their critical role.
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Designed and written by internationally renowned educators and leaders, this training was created especially for professionals providing services such as:

  • Recovery & Mental Health Coaching
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  • Safe Transportation 
  • Case Management
What are previous attendees and experienced professionals saying about this training?
Listen to the videos and comments below to learn more!
Developed by Dr. Judith Landau and Nanette Zumwalt, this course has quickly become recognized as a remarkable certificate training for any individual working one-to-one with client's and their families in program settings as well.  

“A MUST HAVE educational course for individuals working, or interested in the work of, 'Recovery Specialist' e.g. Personal Recovery Assistant, Sober Companion, Sober Coach, etc.”

The instruction delivers detailed and specific information so that each participant may acquire the knowledge to further develop his/her individual skill set and understanding of the importance of professional collaboration, ongoing assessment, emergency action, strength based approaches and goal specific, measurable Recovery Planning with clients and their families.
The IRI Certified Recovery Specialist, Level 1 Training recently given in Long Beach, California was informative, insightful, creatively delivered, thought provoking and altogether enjoyable. As a viable component of addiction treatment the curriculum focuses on, where have come from historically, challenges our current knowledge and methodologies but, most importantly the direction we are going towards legitimacy and valorization. As a seasoned professional in the field of 15 years, we are long overdue for an ethical industry standard of this caliber to be set and available to those of us with vast experience or newly entering the field. Empowering us to approach this profession with confidence in a continuum of care that would be an asset to any client and or clinical team at any level of treatment. The balance of history, theory, cooperation, definition, practicality, legalities, ethical behaviors and self regulation within this curriculum was seamlessly melded together through our instructors vast experiential knowledge. After completing the Level 1 Training, it is my opinion that anyone interested in, working as, working with or simply understanding the valuable resource of a Recovery Specialist can benefit from the training offered by IRI. With that, a fond thank you for the time, energy and forward thinking required to compile such an educational body of work. Truly I am looking forward to enrolling in the Advanced Levels and Specialties education to come."
- Robert G Wells, Recovery Specialist
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