Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Fix: Addiction and Recovery, Straight Up
Best of the Week:
March 20–27
COMING UP IN THE FIX// Drug Treatment Moguls * Oxycontin * Peace, Love and Heroin in Upstate New York * Dance Therapy * 8 Drug Myths Busted * Eric Clapton *The Big Bang * Pro Voices * PLUS: Other incisive articles
REPARATIONS// The Long-Term Damage of the War on Drugs
You can't talk about ending the drug war without talking about restoring communities. But nobody is.
By Josiah M. Hesse
HOPELESS// The Myth of the Demon Drug
How findings from a big plywood box shaped our understanding of addiction.
By Dr. Bruce Alexander
BEEN THERE// From Homeless Drug Addict Inmate to Family Man
Stephen Sutler went from homelessness, drug addiction and prison to success as a spiritual, working and family man in recovery.
By Seth Ferranti
Q&A// "The Addict's Mom:" What Do You Do When Your Child Is an Addict?
The Fix Q&A with Barbara Theodosiou, founder of "The Addict's Mom," on how to take action when faced with every mother’s nightmare.
By John Lavitt
NO GOOD TREATMENT// The Hangover Club
All of these "morning-after instant Dr. Feelgood IV cures" remove what generations of evolution built in for our own good: consequences. 
By Jodi Sh. Doff
Study Finds Zero-Tolerance Drug Policies In School Cause More Harm Than Good
More Russians Turning to Cheap, Dangerous Alcohol Alternatives
Death by Pot Candy: Multiple Fatalities in Colorado Linked to Marijuana Edibles
Three Drinks a Day Could Cause Liver Cancer
“F--- It” Reporter’s Pot Club Searched by Alaskan Police
Jon Hamm Checks Out of Rehab for Alcoholism
Collateral Damage
This week, Josiah M. Hesse questioned why we aren'tdoing more to repair the damage done by the drug war.Readers agreed with Hesse's gripes:
They tried prohibition against alcohol. People broke the law. Everyday citizens became criminals. Binge drinking increased. Then they tried to prohibit an intoxicating weed much less damaging than booze. Everyday citizens became criminals. People still smoked. What did we learn from the prohibition era? Nothing. It seems until the last few years. Go figure.

-Bob B.

The seminar you have all been waiting for is April 27th from 3-4:30pm at The Council of Southeast Pa. (Unit 12 Bailiwick Office Complex). Seating is limited, so email your reservations now. See attached flyer for details.


Rick Petrolawicz, CRS
Volunteer Coordinator
The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc.
252 West Swamp Road, Unit 12
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901
(800) 221-6333 - 24 Hour Information Line

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Sunday, March 29, 2015


Oh ,that my actions would consistently reflect your decrees ! Then I will not be ashamed when I compare my life with your commands.  (GODS BIG BOOK)

STEP 6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
How do you live your life?Are you constantly comparing yourself to others and how they live or what they have to say . If so I am sure your life is not what it can be. When we live our lives in reflection of what Gods Big book has to say we will find life a lot more simple and joyful.Growing up in a household full of negative talk sure convinced me I would never go anywhere in life and that way of thinking kept me stuck in self , afraid to venture beyond my comfort zone and when I was pushed out of my comfort zone I made sure chemical substances were applied generously to control the fear and numb the rest of my senses.Living my life addicted gave me a false sense of reality and it put me in constant competition to be someone I was never meant to be , and when I could not measure up shame would creep in and drive me into the darkness reinforcing my insecurities causing me to increase my self dosing to deal with my shortcomings.  Stop living life according to what others think your life should be. Working the steps will put you on GODS course for your life and that is a new experience which you will have no previous experience to compare your life with. If you wholeheartdly and sincerely give it all to GOD follow His Big Book instructions you will be truly free to live unashamed full of peace and joy unafraid to step out into new experiences and receive the abundantly Blessed life He has already planned for you . GOD promises that he has plans to prosper you and to give you a hope . 

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.   (GODS BIG BOOK) By Joseph Dickerson 
Livengrin Foundation
Presented by Yvonne Kaye, Ph.D., M.S.C.
Hosted by Livengrin's Family Services Department
Experiencing loss is never easy ­- but we can learn healthy ways to cope and manage our feelings
MARCH 30, 2015
550 Pinetown Rd., #150
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Seating is limited - Reserve early.
For more information or to register contact 
Dana Cohen, Family Therapist
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