Saturday, November 30, 2013

November 30 v 2 v 3 POWER IN THE PROVERB 

Surely I am more stupid than any man,
And do not have the understanding of a man.
 I neither learned wisdom
Nor have knowledge of the Holy One.
STEP 1 :1.I admit that I am powerless over the effects of my separation or lack of fellowship with God, and that my life has become unmanageable.
  It took me a long time ,but I realize the Proverb is true.When we live life the way we think we are supposed too live it we wind up with one big mess. God gave a instruction manual to live and without it life will be like climbing a mountain without ropes.Pick up the manual pray surrender and live life according to HIS instructions.
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Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much - Helen Keller Thank you for being there for so many families.

Dear Joseph,

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Please see the attached PRO-ACT PRCC Calendar for December. You may register for our January Mental Health First Aid Training by going to the following link: Please draw your attention to our Training on the Affordable Care Act on December 10th (see below) and our holiday dinner on December 13th .

The Affordable Care Act and You!
PRO-ACT and Navigators from the Mental Health Association of Southeast Pennsylvania Present Four Trainings and Enrollment Opportunities for the Affordable Care Act

Hear from experts to learn about the new healthcare law, speak with Navigators and get enrolled in coverage that fits your life and your budget.
Get your questions answered:
How do I enroll in affordable healthcare coverage?
What does the new healthcare law mean for me, my family or me as a healthcare professional?
How does the new healthcare law impact people with Substance Use Disorders?

Who is Invited: Uninsured and Underinsured Individuals and Families, Individuals in the Recovery Community, Community Members, Social Service and Healthcare Professionals
Locations and Times
PRO-ACT Philadelphia Community Center: December 10, 1:30 – 4:30pm
1701 Lehigh Street #6, Philadelphia, PA 19132
PRO-ACT Training Center: December 12, 10am -1pm
444 N. 3rd Street, Ste. 307, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Southern Bucks Recovery Community Center: December 17, 10am – 1pm
1286 Veteran Highway, D-6, Bristol, PA 19007

Central Bucks Recovery Support Services: December 14, 11am – 2pm
252 West Swamp Road, Unit 12, Doylestown, PA 18901

To be covered by the Affordable Care Act on January 1, 2014 you must be registered by December 23
Curious? Estimate your monthly costs -- including the financial help for which you may qualify – by using the Get Covered Calculator ( Just enter your zip code, income, household size, and age.
How to RSVP
Or Call
PRO-ACT Philadelphia Community Center: 215.223.7700   Sean Brinda
PRO-ACT Training Center: 215.923.1661  Kim Doughty
Southern Bucks Recovery Community Center: 215.788 3738  x11111   xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx
Central Bucks Recovery Support Services:  215.230.2666  Jessica Schwartz

Please register in advance, especially if you are interested and would like to enroll during this training.  The navigators will be at locations to help you.  We would like to be prepared and want for you to be prepared with the information you will need (can we link to the PDF with the information or put it on the website and link?).  Call the above numbers if you have any questions or want to register.

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Senior Peer Services Coordinator
PRO-ACT/Philadelphia Recovery Community Center
1701 W. Lehigh Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19132

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Dear editor,

The holidays can be especially difficult for individuals and families impacted by addiction to drugs or alcohol. The attached releases from Council of Southeast Pennsylvania and PRO-ACT address:
The annual Tree of Hope dedication ceremony on Dec. 18, which is held to celebrate recovery from addiction, increase awareness about the disease and hope for recovery, and to raise funds for prevention, education and recovery support services.
The monthly Expanding Your Recovery Toolkit on Dec. 17, which will focus on How to Stay Sober Over the Holidays.
If you think your readers might benefit from more in-depth information on staying sober over the holidays, the impact of addiction on families at this time of year, sticking to New Year's resolutions to limit or give up alcohol or tobacco use, or similar topics, I would be happy to provide backgrounders and put you in touch with specialists at The Council/PRO-ACT who can provide insight and useful information.

Have a happy Thanksgiving — and thanks in advance for your consideration.



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C2 Communications
Copywriting * Public Relations
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Sunday, Dec. 1: Nar-Anon Thanksgiving Dinner
Come to the Dwier Center on Sunday, December 1st from 1:00 to 4:00 pm and celebrate the holiday with Nar-Anon! We'll be sharing experience, strength, hope and turkey with a plump Butterball roasted in the Dwier Center kitchen.... 
Everyone is welcome - especially those with big appetites! Dinner will start right after the regular 11:00 am Nar-Anon meeting...don't be a stranger - come join the fun!
A covered dish, dessert or side for the table is always appreciated. 

Friday, November 29, 2013

Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation in Kansas City, MO
A Look at Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Places to Go for Help

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Realities of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Alcoholism and drug addiction are prevalent in our society. Drugs are becoming commonplace in schools. Young people are beginning to experiment with alcohol and drugs at earlier ages. Drugs like marijuanna are often referred to as "no big deal" by youths and adults alike. The legal system attempts to defeat the problem with stricter laws, such as lowering the acceptable blood alcohol level to operate a motor vehicle and increasing the length of sentences for drug-related crimes, but that doesn't always have the desired effect.

Death is not an uncommon consequence of drug and alcohol abuse. Aside from the dangerous environment a person will most likely find him- or herself in when consuming large amounts of alcohol or any amount of illegal drugs, the substances themselves can often be fatal. More than 500 deaths per year are attributed to alcohol poisoning, and 100,000 annual deaths are blamed on the physical long-term effects of alcohol. Thousands of drug-related deaths are connected with an over-dosage of cocaine, crack-cocaine, heroin, and ecstasy.

Drugs, including alcohol, effect neurotransmitters in the brain. The potentially harmful chemicals mimic "neurochemicals" which are ordinarily produced by the brain. These neurochemicals are endorphin, which heroin emulates, dopamine, which is mimicked by cocaine and other similar drugs, and aminobutyric, which resembles the chemical reactions that occur while drinking alcohol. When the body is fooled into believing that these neurochemicals already exist in abundance, the brain sends the signal for them to stop being produced. After repeated abuse of alcohol or drugs, the addict will begin to notice that he or she feels depressed or anxious without the drug of choice. This is because of the lack of biologically made neurochemicals that used to give them a "natural high". This is what makes addiction so easy, and it is also what can make quitting so very difficult.

Help Really Is Out There

It's been said that "you can only help those that want to help themselves," but sometimes it's difficult for a person to understand that they need help when they feel that they are removed from the rest of the world, lost in their easy but destructive escapes. Clearly, the first step is wanting to quit, but being lost doesn't always mean being alone, and it doesn't have to mean quitting alone. Rehab centers specialize in helping people that have discovered within themselves the will, but are still searching for a way.

Here are links to websites that can help determine whether you or someone you care about needs help:


Drug Addiction:

What Is Rehab?

The concept of drug and alcohol rehabilitation has been around for over sixty years. There are several different approaches to rehabilitation, but the common goal is to help people that are addicted to damaging substances to rid their lives of that substance and live freely, without it. Sometimes the individual will first need to go through "detox," which is a term used to describe the period of time during which the body heals from the chemical addiction. Throughout this time, sometimes called "withdrawal," the body begins to produce neurotransmitters on its own once again, making the patient feel "normal." After this process, which can last anywhere from days to weeks, the patient begins a process with a set number of steps (usually 12) to help with the mental and emotional side of the addiction as well as building willpower and self-esteem for lasting results. The patient will receive education on the subject of his or her addiction and plenty of moral support.

There are different kinds of rehab, and the biggest differences are whether or not the rehabilitation is "inpatient" or "outpatient". As with any treatment, inpatient simply means that the patient stays at the center while the treatment occurs, and outpatient means the patient shows up once or a few times a week for a set period of time.

Costs of rehab can vary, and they can be expensive. Understandably, outpatient help is much cheaper than inpatient help, though inpatient treatment is usually a much better choice for individuals with more severe cases of addiction. Health insurance companies will often pay for rehabilitation, and some rehab centers offer income-based payment options.

Help in Kansas City

If you live in the Kansas City area, there are several rehabilitation centers nearby.

Substance Abuse Services
616 East 63rd Street Suite 200
Kansas City MO 64110
Phone: (816) 523-4000
Web Site:
Adapt's main focus is on mental health and substance abuse. They accept inpatient stays for up to 30 days, and they also have an outpatient program. They have special programs for DUI/DWI offenders, adolescents, and criminal justice clients. They accept personal payment, private insurance, and military insurance, or take advantage of their income-based payment plan. They have special Spanish services as well, to assist in communication.

Baptist Lutheran Medical Center
Chemical Dependency Unit
6601 Rockhill Road
Kansas City MO 64131
Phone: (816) 276-7891
Hotline: (816) 276-6317
Baptist Lutheran Medical Center also focuses mostly on mental health as well as substance abuse. They have a variety of patient programs, from in-house to outpatient, as well as partial/day treatments. They accept self-payment, Medicaid, Medicare, private health insurance, and military insurance. They have services for the hearing impaired and Spanish speaking individuals.

Benilde Hall Program

Substance Abuse Services
3220 East 23rd Street
Kansas City MO 64127
Phone: (816) 842-6563
Web Site:
Benilde Hall is offers assistance for mental health and substance abuse. They provide inpatient and outpatient care and partial/day treatment. They have special programs with DUI/DWI offenders. They accept self-payment only.

Crittenton Behavioral Health

Substance Abuse Services
10918 Elm Avenue
Kansas City MO 64134
Phone: (816) 765-6600
Crittenton has programs for mental health and for substance abuse. They offer a detoxification program and outpatient treatment. They have a special program for adolescents. They accept self-payment, Medicaid, private health insurance, and military insurance. They also have a payment assistance program, and special services for the hearing impaired and Spanish speaking.

DRD Kansas City Medical Clinic

Substance Abuse Services
723 East 18th Street
Kansas City MO 64108
Phone: (816) 283-3877
DRD Kansas City Medical Clinic's primary focus is substance abuse treatment. Their services include substance abuse treatment, detoxification, methadone maintenance, and methadone detoxification. They have outpatient programs only. They specialize in pregnant or postpartum women and offer self-payment only.

Gateway Foundation Inc
KC Intensive Outpatient Services
1734 East 63rd Street Suite 301
Kansas City MO 64110
Phone: (816) 333-9999
Gateway Foundation Inc focuses on substance abuse. They offer detoxification help and outpatient programs. Their specialties include criminal justice clients. Contact them for payment options.

Imani House
Swope Health Services
3950 East 51st Street
Kansas City MO 64130
Phone: (816) 929-2600
Hotline: (816) 929-2600
Imani House's focus is substance abuse treatment. They offer detoxification, short-term and long-term inpatient care, outpatient care, and partial/day care. Their special programs include individuals with simultaneous mental and substance abuse disorders, HIV/AIDS, and criminal justice clients. They accept self-payment only and have assistance for Spanish and Vietnamese languages.

Kansas City Community Center Campbell Street
Substance Abuse Services
1514 Campbell Street
Kansas City MO 64108
Phone: (816) 421-6670
KCCC Campbell Street concentrates on substance abuse. They offer detoxification and short-term inpatient stays. They have special programs for criminal justice clients and accept self-payment only. Call for more details.

Kansas City Community Center Wyandotte Street 
Substance Abuse Services
1800 Wyandotte Street
Kansas City MO 64108
Phone: (816) 842-1805
Hotline: (816) 842-1805 ext. 0
KCCC Wyandotte Street also focuses on substance abuse. They offer detoxification, short-term inpatient treatment, and outpatient care. Their special programs include simultaneous mental and substance abuse disorders, women, men, and DUI/DWI offenders. They accept self-payment, Medicaid, Medicare, and have income-based payment plans. They have special language services for the hearing impaired, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Madison Avenue Recovery Services North
Substance Abuse Services
5775 NW 64th Terrace Suite 202
Kansas City MO 64152
Phone: (816) 505-3333
Madison Avenue Recovery Services North focuses on substance abuse and mental health. They have outpatient services only, and accept self-payment, private health insurance, and military insurance.

Madison Avenue Recovery Services
Substance Abuse Services
3100 Broadway Suite 1104
Kansas City MO 64111
Phone: (816) 753-3333
Madison Avenue Recovery Services focuses primarily on substance abuse. They have outpatient care only, and special programs for DUI/DWI offenders. They accept self-payment or private health insurance.

Paseo Comprehensive Rehab Clinic
Substance Abuse Services
1000 East 24th Street
Kansas City MO 64108
Phone: (816) 512-7143
Paseo Comprehensive Rehab Clinic's main focus is substance abuse. They offer care for substance abuse as well as methadone maintenance, methadone detoxification. Their special programs include simultaneous mental and substance abuse disorders, persons with HIV/AIDS, pregnant or postpartum women, women, and men. They accept self-payment, Medicaid, Medicare, and military insurance. They also have an income-based sliding scaled. Language assistance includes hearing impaired and Spanish.

Paseo Comprehensive Rehabilitation Center
Substance Abuse Services
1000 East 24th Street
Kansas City MO 64108
Phone: (816) 512-7143
Paseo Comprehensive Rehabilitation Center focuses on substance abuse and offers methadone maintenance as well. They have outpatient care only and specialize in people with simultaneous mental and substance abuse disorders and women. They accept self- payment, Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance. They also have an income-based payment scale. They have language assistance for the hearing impaired and Spanish speaking.

Women and Children
2980 Baltimore Street
Kansas City MO 64108
Phone: (816) 931-6500
Hotline: (816) 966-0903
Web Site:
Rediscover focuses on substance abuse treatment. They offer long-term and short-term inpatient stays, outpatient care, and partial/day treatment. They specialize in woman. They accept self-payment, Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance. They also offer income-based payment plans.

Renaissance West
Swope Parkway Site
5840 Swope Parkway
Kansas City MO 64130
Phone: (816) 333-2990 ext. 40
Hotline: (816) 333-2990
Renaissance West's focus in on substance abuse treatment. They offer detoxification, long-term and short-term inpatient stays, outpatient care, and partial/day care. They specialize in people with simultaneous mental and substance abuse disorders, pregnant or postpartum women, women, and men. They accept self-payment, Medicaid, private health insurance, military insurance, and have an income-based program for payment assistance.

Rodgers South
Substance Abuse Services
2701 East 31st Street
Kansas City MO 64128
Phone: (816) 861-7070
Rodgers South's primary focus is substance abuse treatment. They offer methadone maintenance and outpatient services. They accept self-payment only, and have language services for Spanish.

Scott Greening Center for Youth Dependency
Western Region
2750 Cherry Street
Kansas City MO 64108
Phone: (816) 474-7677
Scott Greening Center for Youth Dependency focuses on substance abuse. They long-term and short-term inpatient stays, outpatient stays, and partial/day treatment. They specialize in adolescents, persons with simultaneous mental and substance abuse disorders, and criminal justice clients. They accept self-payment, Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance. They have language services for Spanish.

Truman Medical Center Behavioral Health
Outpatient Treatment and Recovery
2211 Charlotte Street
Kansas City MO 64108
Phone: (816) 404-5700
Hotline: (888) 279-1818
Web Site:
Truman Medical Center Behavioral Health focuses mainly on substance abuse. They offer outpatient care and partial/day treatment. Their special programs include persons with simultaneous mental and substance abuse disorders. They accept self-payment, Medicare, Medicaid, private health insurance, and military insurance, and they also have payment assistance options.

Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Intensive Substance Abuse Treatment Program
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City MO 64128
Phone: (816) 922-2640 ext. 6658
Veterans Affairs Medical Center focuses on substance abuse treatment. They offer short-term inpatient stays and outpatient care. Call for payment options.

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Fearing people is a dangerous trap,

but trusting the Lord means safety.

STEP : 4 I will take a searching and fearless moral inventory of myself.

That includes me ! Back in the day when at the height of my addiction I was afraid of the man I had become and what I was capable of.How far I was willing to go to satisfy my whole life was trap , a trap that for a long time I never thought I would get out of .By the grace of GOD I barely escaped with my life.Working step 4 forced me too really look at self and how destructive I was to self.even now 13 years have passed there is still memories that haunt me. Step four forced me to forgive myself and it freed me from my own self made trap.Trusting the LORD and working the steps will release you from the fear of self.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

November 28 v 14 POWER IN THE PROVERB
Blessed are those who fear to do wrong,
but the stubborn are headed for serious trouble.
STEP 3 :Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of GOD !
My middle name was trouble ! But way deep down inside my heart their was always this nagging feeling ,every time I did something wrong. My life was ruled by addiction ,pride , selfishness ,anger and hate. Nothing stood in my way from getting what I want when I wanted it.The Proverb mentions serious trouble and looking back that is the truth.Unfortunately being that stubborn will only wreck you in the long run.Steps one and two took me 16 years before I gave in and step 3 must immediately proceed the first two.At my rock bottom is when I realized I needed to look up not only for help but release from the guilt and shame that was suffocating the life from me.Broken in tears I gave all my pain and burdens too the Lord and when I did it felt as if a Volkswagen had been lifted off my chest.It took years too clean up the mess of my life ,but looking back I can honestly say the Proverb is true Blessed are those who fear to do wrong. We are GODS creation and when we live separate from HIM we will be left to our own vices.
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Ibuprofen Can Reduce High From Marijuana: Mouse Study

By Join Together Staff | November 22, 2013 | Leave a comment | Filed in Drugs& Research

Anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen can reduce the high created by marijuana, a new study in mice suggests. The research could have implications for studying marijuana as a treatment for people with Alzheimer’s disease, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Marijuana can calm inflammation in the brain, a hallmark of some neurological diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis, the article notes. However, the high the drug creates can have a negative effect on brain cells and memory.

The study found these unwanted side effects can be suppressed by using anti-inflammatory drugs including ibuprofen or COX-2 inhibitors such as Celebrex. Taking these drugs allowed the active ingredient in marijuana, THC, to produce anti-inflammatory effects, while extinguishing the high of the drug, as well as the lethargy and negative effects on memory.

The findings appear in the journal Cell.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

November 27 v 4 POWER IN THE PROVERB

Anger is cruel, and wrath is like a flood,
but jealousy is even more dangerous.
STEP : 7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
Wow the Proverb nails it on the head and points out three very dangerous emotions.Triggers is what I call them ,and in my early recovery these three pushed me over the edge a few times. The step must repeated upwards of a hundred times a day in early recovery.Even now thirteen years clean I still daily wrestle with the first two .The undealt with anger can lead to a violent explosion so learning to express ourselves in a humble controlled way will help us avoid relapse.Some situations we are not going to be able change that is why we have to get GOD involved ..He can change all things but we must be patient and work the steps pray and then pray some more and wait.


Daily Quote

“Present-moment living, getting in touch with your now, is at the heart of effective living. When you think about it, there really is no other moment you can live. Now is all there is, and the future is just another present moment to live when it arrives.” - Wayne W. Dyer

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

November 26 v 28 POWER IN THE PROVERB
A lying tongue hates those it hurts,
and a flattering mouth works ruin.
STEP 8 :Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
Working this step hit me like a freight trrain loaded with the discovery of the true reality of the damage I caused in others lives.Especially the ones closest too me.We must be very careful with this step when worked .If it is done truly you will feel remorse,regret and guilt.These are negative emotions that could push you over the edge !Make sure you pray when working this one !Forgiveness is what your seeking and in some cases you are not going to get it from others but you will have to at least attempt to make it right in every case.Do not dwell on not being forgiven it will happen and you have to just let it go and let GOD.Count your self blessed for receiving the forgiveness that you do recieve.It is most important to mention and remember that JESUS forgives you no matter who you have hurt or what you have done.
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Meth Awareness Week Kicks Off November 30

By Candice Besson | November 14, 2013 | 4 Comments | Filed in News Releases

New York, NY- November 14, 2013– The first national Meth Awareness Week will be observed Saturday, November 30 through Saturday, December 7 in an effort to combat the abuse and use of methamphetamine. Coordinated by the Meth Project, a large-scale, teen-targeted prevention program of The Partnership at which aims to significantly reduce meth use through public service messaging, public policy and community outreach, the week will kick off with provocative creative and social content dramatizing the dangerous and devastating effects of meth.

With participation from state partners including Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, the awareness campaign will launch with various local events and enhanced digital media support.

“Meth production, use and resulting addiction have wreaked havoc among individuals, families and communities across our nation,” explained The Partnership at President and CEO, Steve Pasierb. “The launch of Meth Awareness Week is a prime opportunity to engage all sectors of our society to take action to prevent teens and young adults from ever experimenting with meth. While intervention and treatment are vital components to reduce use, prevention is the most effective and efficient step in eliminating the damage done by this destructive drug.”

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, methamphetamine is one of the greatest drug threats to the nation. The agency recently reported that the drug is at its highest levels of availability and purity; and lowest cost since 2005 because of increased levels of meth imported from Mexico, and growing rates of small-scale domestic production. RAND estimates methamphetamine costs the country between $16.2 and $48.3 billion per year in treatment, healthcare and foster care services, as well as the costs of crime and lost productivity associated with the drug.

The research-based program has had a profound effect, first in Montana, where teen meth use has dropped 63 percent and meth-related crime has declined by 62 percent. The success of the Montana Meth Project led to its adoption by five additional states that have seen similar results.

To learn more about Meth Awareness Week, visit The Meth Project on Facebook at, and follow the conversation online at #MethAwarenessWeek.

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Monday, November 25, 2013

November 25 v 4 POWER IN THE PROVERB

Remove the impurities from silver, and the sterling will be ready for the silversmith.
STEP 5. Admitted to God, to our selves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
Silver is not nice when it first comes out of the ground , a silversmith with fire has to purify the precious metal in order to create the shiny utensils we eat with at Grandmas house during the holidays. Silver is put through many steps before it becomes what we want it to be.It is dug out of the ground cleaned put in an oven cooled off heated up and pounded on and shaped in to a beautiful finished product. Our lives are to be treated the same way ! Whatever it is ,chemical substances ,promiscuity ,gambling,greed ,pride anger ,hate, jealously, and the list can go on and on.these are the impurities which keep us living way below our potential and our God given destiny for greatness.The Proverb and the Step are essential for free sober living.We must work these two in order to become what we are destined to be. 
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More Than Half of Teens With Mental Health Disorders Do Not Receive Treatment: Study

By Join Together Staff | November 22, 2013 | 1 Comment | Filed in Mental Health, Treatment & Youth

More than half of teens in the United States who have mental health disorders do not receive treatment, according to a new study. The findings come from an analysis of more than 10,000 teens.

Of those teens who do receive help, most are not treated by a mental health professional, HealthDay reports. They are treated by pediatricians, school counselors or probation officers.

“It’s still the case in this country that people don’t take psychiatric conditions as seriously as they should,” lead researcher E. Jane Costello of Duke University said in a news release. “This, despite the fact that these conditions are linked to a whole host of other problems.”

Overall, in the past year, 45 percent of teens with psychiatric disorders received some form of service. The most likely to receive help were those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (74 percent), conduct disorder (73 percent) or oppositional defiant disorder (71 percent). Those least likely to receive services were those with phobias (41 percent) and any anxiety disorder (41 percent). Black teens were much less likely than white teens to receive mental health treatment.

There are not enough qualified pediatric mental health professionals in the United States, Costello said. “We need to train more child psychiatrists in this country,” she noted. “And those individuals need to be used strategically, as consultants to the school counselors and others who do the lion’s share of the work.”

The findings appear in the journal Psychiatric Services.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Eminem - Beautiful

November 23 v5 v6 POWER IN THE PROVERB
A wise man is strong,
Yes, a man of knowledge increases strength;
For by wise counsel you will wage your own war,
And in a multitude of counselors there is safety.
Step 11 - Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of God's will for us and the power to carry that out.
Does the Proverb or the step need to say more! Its amazing to me how many folks in recovery when asked, Have you worked the twelve steps the response is no. Following that they state they have gotten ninety days relapse forty days relapse and it goes on and on. I cannot emphasize enough how important working the steps is. Knowledge and strength is gained by reading and working the steps daily. Another important point in the Proverb is in a multitude of counselors is safety. Surrounding myself with others in recovery folks who have rock solid clean time are my counselors. Believe it or not Facebook has a multitude of great recovery groups filled with folks who will shoot you a comment or a post full of great wisdom and encouragement. The Proverb and the twelve steps are the key too permanent sobriety. Recovery is possible as long as your willing to do the work daily, trusting GOD to carry you through and over every obstacle until you find who HE designed you to be.