Thursday, May 28, 2015

Legislators From Both Parties Focus on Deaths From Opioid Overdoses - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Legislators From Both Parties Focus on Deaths From Opioid Overdoses - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Flakka Deaths Rise to 18 in One Florida County - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Flakka Deaths Rise to 18 in One Florida County - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
The Possibilities Are Endless
Six Things I Learned During Two Years Without Alcohol    
I can't believe no mind-altering substances have entered my body in two years! If you told me two years ago I would be sitting here writing this blog, I would have said, you're crazy. Some days the gratitude is almost too much to bear and I just can't believe I've been given this amazing second chance at life.


May 16 - 21
COMING UP IN THE FIX// Addiction is as American as Apple Pie / Interview with Director of "The Business of Recovery" / Motivational Enhancement Therapy / Q & A with Comedian Craig Gass / A Critique of Addiction Science / Sober Homeless Outreach / Relapse in Paradise / Shame Knows Your Name / NEW: Video Short - What Is Suboxone?
MEMORIAL DAY// Veterans, PTSD and Substance Abuse
Substance use begins as the solution, but becomes the problem.
By Len Van Nostrand and Tom Horvath
POLITICS// Republicans on Drugs
The Republican hopefuls cover the spectrum on drug policy. The Fix digs deeper.
By Walter Armstrong
FIRST STEPS// Native American Sobriety Circles
How a Native American approach to sobriety preceded all modern forms of recovery by almost a century.
By Jodi Sh. Doff
REVIEW// Reworking the 13th Step
Amy Dresner reviews Monica Richardson's documentary about predators in AA—The 13th Step.
By Amy Dresner
LIST// 11 Lies People (And My Mom) Tell About Drugs
Lies about drugs prey on people's fears and ignorance. Here are 11 repeated myths that don't add up.
By Brian Whitney 
Love Again
This week, Beth Leipholtz told us about nine things she has gained in sobriety. Readers also shared an appreciation of a sober, better life:

i can completely concur with you on "love." when i got sober in a really nice rehab (kinda vacation spa, but they still knew what they were doing), i remember the first few days talking to the therapist and saying: "i think, i've lost the ability to love. i, i, don't care about anyone anymore." all said with a flat blunt effect and absolutely dead looking eyes. on my last day, i was expected to give a speech, and i remember saying to my fellow patients: "thanks, guys, you taught me how to love again. . ." I mean we bonded really tight, and i began to actually care about others. and that to me was a huge relief--to know i still had the ability to care about others.


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Sat. May 30: Life ReScripted Workshop

Are painful memories holding you back? 

ReScript them at this workshop!

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.

Time: 2:00 to 6:00 pm, Dwier Center (392 Church Street, Groveville, NJ).

For questions or comments, contact:
Wed., June 3, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm: 12 Step YOGA

12 Step Yoga combines the practical tools of the 12 Step program with the ancient wisdom of yoga. This addresses addiction as the physical, mental & spiritual dis-ease that it is.

Y12SR is a 12-Step based discussion and yoga practice open to anyone & everyone dealing with their own addictive behavior or affected by the addictive behavior of others. All are welcome, from beginners to advanced.

Class will be held at COA headquarters (392 Church Street, Groveville, NJ). Wear comfortable clothing. Yoga mats will be available.

 Fri., June 5, 7:00 pm: COA Baseball! 

To kick off their 2015 season in the New Jersey Amatuer Baseball League, the City of Angels baseball team, the Angels, will host a fundraising event with the Trenton Thunder at Arm & Hammer Stadium in Trenton on Friday, June 5th, 2015.


As Rich Fisher, writer for the Trentonian, put it "If the story of the newly formed City of Angels adult amateur baseball team doesn't make you feel good, then you're either the crankiest person on earth or the emotionless Dr. Spock from Star Trek. This is a story of second chances, dedication and courage." Click here to read more.

City of Angels will have a 400 stadium tickets to the Thunder's Friday night 7:00 pm June 5th,game against the Harrisburg Senators (a Washington National affiliate) at Thunder's Arm & Hammer Stadium. Tickets are $11 and it's "Pink-Hat" give-away night. The game will be dedicated to the memory of the Angels star pitcher, Sage Ferraro, who lost his battle with addictions on July 14, 2014. City of Angels is a non-profit, 501c.3 and proceeds will go to support COA's community outreach efforts with the AngelsTo buy tickets, click here.

In addition, on Saturday, June 20 at 10:00 am, the Angels will play our annual Sage Ferraro Memorial Game at Thunder Stadium against the NJ Spartans in a regular season NJABL game. There will be no charge for admission, though donations will be accepted and we encourage everyone to come out for this game, too!
Mon. June 8, 7:30 pm: Manage Your Stress!
Manage Your Stress with Carol Rickard
Manage Your Stress with Carol Rickard, LCSW
Manage Your Stress with Carol Rickard. A licensed clinical social worker, Carol has written 10 books about stress management, depression, relapse prevention, emotional eating and other important topics. 

At this free event, you will learn easy techniques to reduce your stress and restore your serenity. All of Carol's books will also be available for purchase at a substantial discount to their Amazon prices with a portion of proceeds going to COA. 

To see her books on Amazon, click here.