Saturday, December 19, 2015


From heaven the lord looks down and sees all mankind; from His dwelling place He watches all who live on earth- He who forms the hearts of all ,who considers everything they do.

Step 4 - Make a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

Our life is made up of experiences whether good or bad.We are a product of society. How we live is the end result of those life experiences . If your heart is full of hurt from painful experiences ,the natural thing to do is find a way to rid yourself of the pain. Society teaches there is something wrong with you and prescribes something to help you cope. Well we all know that is just a lie to you .We end up taking more and more and before you know it we are caught by addiction. Do you really want to be pain free ? There is a way ! The issues of life flow from our hearts even though society tries to convince you it comes from the mind. When your sad what hurts , that's right your heart ! God promises in His word that He always watches over you and when your heart hurts His heart  hurts . His Love for you is without  measure and He wants to take away your hurts .  He will give you supernatural strength to deal with those hurts but you have to work the steps . I call them keys (12 steps) because with Gods supernatural strength you will be able to face those  hurts  .Getting that painful stuff out into the open takes away its power to keep you sad , captive ,and bound. Gods help is so needed in all situations especially when we dig really deep .The stuff in my life was buried deep in my heart and no matter how much I self medicated it would not leave me alone .God gave me the strength to face it all once and for all and the more I exposed it the less and less its grip became. No matter what it is that is making your heart sick ,God already knows . Go to a quiet place and talk it out with God ,then find another human someone trustworthy and get it out of your system .You have been heartsick for way too long and that sickness is robbing you of life.

James 5:16 - Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.(GODS BIG BOOK)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Mary’s Song And Mary said:“My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, - Luke 1:46-47
December 2015
Dear Friends, 
     As we approach the holiday season, our thoughts naturally turn towards those we love. Many of us love someone who has struggled with or continues to struggle with addiction. In a season so full of hope and peace what more meaningful gift could you give than the gift of recovery?
gift to Livengrin Foundation this holiday season makes recovery possible.

"Livengrin not only saved our son's life, but restored peace and sanity to our life as well...The extended support that Livengrin provides to addicts, their families and the community is unfailing and constantly expanding. LIVENGRIN SAVES LIVES." 
Sharon & Ralph, Livengrin Alumni Parents

     Addiction is a dangerous and heartbreaking disease. It affects not only the individual suffering from addiction-it affects parents, siblings, children, co-workers, friends, neighbors, and our entire community. As members of our Parent Support Group, Sharon & Ralph say that, "it has seen us through the hopeless days of our son's relapse, has enlightened us about our co-dependence and the family sickness of addiction, and has allowed us to share the roller-coaster ride of addiction with other parents. It has healed us and gifted us with peace no matter what twists and turns our son's recovery has taken." Today, Sharon & Ralph's son is sober, and they know that the generosity of donors like you helped make his recovery possible.

     Livengrin is here to serve you, your loved ones, and your community-to provide hope, healing, and recovery. In order to continue to provide life-saving services to patients and their families, we count on your support-now more than ever. We ask that you consider making a gift as generous as you can afford, to ensure programs like our Parent Support Group are available to the families of addicts coping with their disease.  Your donation will make a world of difference, an immediate impact that truly transforms lives.
Thank you for giving the gift of hope this holiday season.
Scott F. Blacker
Vice President for Development

Give the gift that lasts a lifetime.
The gift of recovery!

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Can You Help?

If your holiday giving includes charitable donations, please consider supporting one of these very worthy organizations. 

All three spend countless hours working to improve the lives of individuals who suffer from serious mental/physical/emotional conditions. Without that assistance, many of their clients would not receive the help they need. All three groups offer their services at no charge and have helped hundreds of people find healing, hope and recovery. All are run entirely by volunteers who have experienced firsthand the devastation of childhood sexual abuse, self-injury and/or addiction. 

All donations are tax deductible.

Please click the links below, learn about these groups and, if you can, lend a hand.

 Stop Feeding the Predators 

Lynn McClain Lifelong Mission
Stop Feeding the Predators is an all volunteer organization that helps victims of childhood sexual abuse find healing.

To learn more about the issues faced by survivors of childhood sexual abuse, or to get help,click here for SFTP's groundbreaking show on COA Recovery Radio.

To learn more about SFTP and/or to make a donation, click here.
Launching Point, Inc.

Understanding Self Injury
Understanding Self Injury
Launching Point is an all volunteer organization that offers support, groups and programs for people who self injure.

To learn more about self injury and the issues faced by those who self-harm, or to get help, click here for "Share Your Scars!", Launching Point's excellent show on COA Recovery Radio.

To make a donation, click here.
City of Angels NJ, Inc.

How City of Angels Began
How City of Angels Began

City of Angels NJ, Inc. is an all volunteer organization that helps people with addictions get into, and stay in, recovery. 

To learn more about COA, to get help or to make a donation, click here. 

This Friday will be Road to Recovery’s Christmas Celebration. We will be celebrating the birth of our SAVIOR!! Please try and bring a special dish if you can. This will be our last meeting until Jan 8th  ( that’s a looooonnnnnnngggg time). Please try and come out. We need to cover our Recovery Family with prayer!!!.

So far:
          Hoagie tray
          Cake and pie
            chips and dip

Pamela M. Hayward

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Teens Who See Others Drink, Use Drugs More Likely to Engage in Antisocial Behavior - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Teens Who See Others Drink, Use Drugs More Likely to Engage in Antisocial Behavior - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Some Jails and Prisons Provide Vivitrol for Departing Inmates to Reduce Opioid Use - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Some Jails and Prisons Provide Vivitrol for Departing Inmates to Reduce Opioid Use - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
 Women for Sobriety, Inc.
Ring in the New Year with New Life Literature!
Hello WFS Friends,
We are excited to tell you about these new catalog items!

Deal Yourself A "New Life"!  This set of 13 playing-sized cards contains one WFS Statement each. Can be used daily to randomly pick a statement to work on, or in a group setting to select a statement for discussion.  NEW:  One Mystery Bonus Card Included in Each Set!

Price: $5


Sale Price $11.20

Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are.  Your Guide to a Wholehearted Life!


Full Set on Sale for $64
Individual Volumes are $4.25

SPECIAL BUNDLE of VOL #7-16 is for those who bought the FIRST 6 Volumes for the last 10+ years!  LIMITED TIME ONLY  $36

BOOKLET: LOOKING FOR MOTHER by Jean Kirkpatrick, Ph.D.
We brought this classic booklet back onto the catalog site for the new year!  Price: $2.50

"Relationships of any kind are difficult and the closer the relationship, the more difficult. There is no relationship closer than mother and daughter and is quite rife with potholes no matter how good it is. Mother/daughter is a lifelong relationship that nothing can change biologically. Only the two persons involved can make a difference. It is my hope that these few thoughts of mine - regrets too - will help you to have a more meaningful relationship with your mother..."  -Jean Kirkpatrick, Ph.D.

Front has WFS 13 Statements (and how to apply them!) and the back has WFS Motto and contact information.

One for $0.25
5 or more for $0.20 each
100 or more: $0.15 each

A NEW LIFE JOURNEY Vol 3 by Karen Hamm
We brought this edition out in October and it is a great journal to start off the New Year! We are excited to present the next volume of new daily, inspirational passages to our members and friends who wish to read about Karen's thought-provoking personal experiences as she works each of the 13 WFS Statements in her recovery journey.  There are 180 spiral bound pages for only $8.99.  Here is the link to order Volume 3 edition at our catalog site:

Thank you, Karen, for your generosity in sharing your gift of writing through these daily messages!

Kind regards,
Becky Fenner, WFS Director

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December 9, 2015
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Volunteer for The Council/PRO-ACT !!

Central Bucks:     
Email or call Steve at 215-345-6644 x3006

Southern Bucks:  
Email or call Karen at 215-788-3738 x100

Philadelphia, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County:        
Email John or call 215-923-1661 
What is 

Pennsylvania Recovery Organization - Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT) is a grassroots advocacy and recovery support initiative of The Council covering Southeastern

PRO-ACT works to reduce the stigma of addiction, ensure the availability of adequate treatment and recovery support services, and to influence public opinion and policy regarding the value of recovery.

For more information about PRO-ACT visit ourwebsite.

Today, advocates throughout the country will be calling Members of Congress and asking them to support S. 523/H.R. 953, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) of 2015.

CARA is a bill with strong bipartisan support that offers a comprehensive, compassionate response to addiction.

It is important that Congress acts now to address the addiction epidemic as legislative days are running out! 

1. Find out if your Members of Congress have co-sponsored CARA HERE.

2. If they have, send them an email thanking them for their support. Personalize it to tell them why it is important to you in your hometown and state.

3. If they haven't, call their office in Washington DC and speak to their legislative staffer.  Tell them why it is important to you in your hometown, state, or organization. Be brief and to the point.
Use THIS LINK to make the call.
Bucks County Overdose Prevention & Education Collaborative (BCOPE)
The Council is proud host the Bucks County Overdose Prevention & Education Collaborative (BCOPE)  working towards reducing the impact communities have endured from the heroin pandemic. One of the primary goals for BCOPE is to educate the community on opioid overdose prevention. BCOPE has been educating the public on how to access and administer Naloxone since ACT 139 was enacted in November 2014. Act 139 opened access for your average citizen to obtain Naloxone (Narcan) by means of prescription from a medical doctor for "anyone who may be in a position to save a life". The enactment of this legislation has saved numerous lives here in Bucks County, however the naloxone (Narcan) that was being prescribed to individuals and family members was in the same form as what EMT's, hospitals and police carried and utilized. In essence, it was not very user friendly and could be intimidating for an untrained individual to use during an emergency. 

As of last week 10-29-15 Governor Tom Wolf's administration signed a state wide standing order for intranasal naloxone. What this has allowed for is not only improved access by means of the over the counter availability but it also opened the door for a new user friendly FDA approved form of Naloxone (Narcan).Narcan Nasal Spray has been made easier to administer since no assembly is required, it is pre-packaged, easy to open and relatively inexpensive and does not require any formal training.

Pricing varies for the NARCAN® (naloxone hydrochloride) nasal spray. Average price for the two pack 2mg per dose seems to start around the $41.00 price point. It is suggested you call around for best price.

If you have any questions regarding BCOPE's efforts in your community or would like to inquire about a naloxone training or other events in the community, please visit the BCOPE site for access to a County Wide Event Calendar as well as opioid overdose information and the new standing order. If you would like to join BCOPE's collaborative contact David Fialko atDfialko@councilsepa.org215-230-8218 x3162 or visit our website for "next meeting details".
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