Monday, May 30, 2016

MAY 29 CHP 17 V 10 TWELVE STEPPING WITH STRENGTH FROM THE PSALMS


They close up their callous hearts ,and their mouths speak with arrogance .

STEP 6- Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

Callous- showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others

Arrogant- exaggerating or disposed to exaggerate one's own worth or importance often by an overbearing manner.

Who do you think you are ! Ever hear that one yelled at you before ? If family and friends are in constant argument with you and you feel like your not getting anywhere in life its time for you to take a long hard look at yourself in the mirror and truly step 6 your attitude. Addiction has a funny way of hiding our defects which only makes it more difficult when we find ourselves sober. Addiction produces life in a altered sense of reality and living in that altered reality produces or enforces some very negative behaviors. The twelve steps , prayer and meditation are vital in living a peaceful joy filled life. Thats why step one and two are the most important they will bring you out of your altered sense of reality and bring life into perspective. Life is tough and it is not designed for you to go it alone. Your Creator (GOD) did not put you here to do whatever you want and walk , all everyone who loves you. There is a purpose and a meaning to your life but in order to discover it you have to realize your the reason its a mess and if your not willing to change it then you will remain stuck right where you are. Step 6 teaches us defects will be removed ,it doesn't say it will help us deal or cope with these defects .Sometimes these defects become our crutches and defenses so when God removes the defects our calloused hearts will become soft and arrogance will become humility and gratitude.

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

By Joseph Dickerson / Recovery Connections 2016

Want to quit drinking? Walk into AA special meet today

Want to quit drinking? Walk into AA special meet today: PANCHKULA: The Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), a worldwide fellowship of over 3 million recovering alcoholics, will achieve another milestone in the tricity with the AA’s Samarpan Group, Panchkula, celebrating 20 years of its existence at Little Flower School, Sector 14, on May 22.

LSD, Apple & The Grateful Dead | The Fix

LSD, Apple & The Grateful Dead | The Fix: In 'Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America,' author Jesse Jarnow recounts the history of LSD and its impact on American culture.

President Obama Speaks as a Father, Pushing to End Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Epidemic - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

President Obama Speaks as a Father, Pushing to End Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Epidemic - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: President Obama visited West Virginia on Wednesday, a state ravaged by one of the deadliest epidemics in the nation, to talk with leaders and listen to parents who have lost, or who have nearly lost, children to addiction, reported The New York Times.

Obama Administration to Spend $94 Million to Expand Drug Addiction Treatment - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

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Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: The U.S. Senate voted 94-1 to pass the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. The New York Times reports the measure authorizes funds for various drug treatment and prevention programs for a wide range of people, including those in jail.

Erica and Judah discuss six common fears in recovery

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Groveville Memorial Day Parade
 
City of Angels will be marching in the Groveville, NJ Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30th.
We will be meeting at St. Vincent DePaul Church, 555 Yardville Allentown Rd, Yardville, NJ 08620. Doors to Auditorium & Church will be open before, during & after parade. Doors open 6:45AM. Refreshments will be served 7:00-7:30 AM & after the parade.
 
 
Monday, May 30, 2016

Have a Safe and Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

 

Saturday, June 11 - Sage Ferraro Memorial Game

City of Angels 3rd Annual Sage Ferraro Memorial Game

Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 11am

Arm & Hammer Park
1 Thunder Rd, Trenton, NJ 08611
Admission: FREE

Come out and support our boys of summer and help us honor Sage Ferraro by supporting City of Angels Annual Sage Ferraro Memorial Game. Come out and enjoy a day at the ballpark and root our COA Angels to victory. All City of Angels Merchandise will be available at the game for purchase as well as refreshments.
Walk/Run with the Angels 2016
Save this Date! Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 8am - 1pm
 
It's time to get those running shoes out and register for this years walk/run and to start organizing your fundraising teams for this year's Walk/Run with the Angels 2016! Let's work together to make this years Walk/Run with the Angels the biggest and most memorable yet. Thank you in advance for continuing to support our efforts in assisting families and individuals seek help in battling the disease of addiction.
 
Walk/Run with the Angels 2016

 
 
Saturday, September 10, 2016
8 AM - 1 PM
Mercer County Park - West Picnic Grove, West Windsor, NJ
This year's Walk/Run with the Angels is dedicated to honoring those in long term recovery as well as the angels we have lost to the disease of addiction.We are raising funds that will be used to assist individuals who are ready to change their lives by entering treatment, and 100% of proceeds will be used to assist families, which includes scholarships, medical assistance, housing assistance, educational programs and community awareness.
 
New Resources for the Uninsured & Homeless

For anyone who needs detox or treatment for addiction but doesn't have insurance or is homeless, COA has just launched a new online resource. These pages have all the details on who to contact in each New Jersey county, as well as information for Pennsylvania residents. They also contain information about sober homes.

To go to the new COA Help page, click here.
Stay in Touch!

 
 
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Friday, May 27, 2016

May E-Blast

Summer Concert Series: Robinella

The Pavillion at Hunter Valley Farm, LLC will kickoff their summer concert series with Robinella on Wednesday, June 1from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. From June 1 to August 31, the farm will host a concert every Wednesday partnering with local charities as a part of their community give back. Metro Drug Coalition is the partnering charity for the kickoff concert and will receive a portion of the proceeds from the event. In addition, the band/charity that brings the most guests at the end of the series will receive a cash bonus.

Tickets for Robinella are $30 and may be
purchased at the Hunter Valley Farm website. Additionally, Picnic Basket Dinners are available through Bradford Catered Events. Prices are based on their menu at www.bradfordevents.com.

Come out to support MDC and enjoy great music!
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Hello Music Fest Supporter,



The 2016 Conquering Grounds Music Fest “A Benefit to Help Fight Addiction” is just around the corner, scheduled forSaturday September 10, 2016 12pm to 6pm. www.musicfest2016.org AND THIS YEAR’S HEADLINE BAND WILL BE “THE KATINAS” www.thekatinas.com This year will be our BIGGEST EVENT so far!! Many lives will be changed. Because of your past support we have been able to help so many struggling with addiction and coming out of incarceration. Thank You! Enclosed you will find the Sponsor Pack to this year’s event. With your continued tax-deductible support we will be able to offer the necessary resources needed to help our community stay clean and sober and out of prison. If you have any questions please feel free to give me a call directly. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO FORWARD THIS SPONSOR PACK TO ANYONE/BUSINESS/ORGANIZATION WHO MIGHT BE INTERSTED IN SUPPORTING THIS LIFE CHANGING EVENT.Blessings and Peace in all you do. Looking forward to speaking with you soon…



Bob Sofronski, Executive Director
Christian Life Prison and Recovery Ministries, Inc.
Po Box 1624
Southampton, PA 18966
Phone: 215-833-2512

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Alcohol Abuse More Likely in U.S.-Born Asian Americans Than in Those Born Abroad - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Alcohol Abuse More Likely in U.S.-Born Asian Americans Than in Those Born Abroad - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: Problematic drinking is more likely among Asian Americans born in the United States compared with those born abroad, a review of studies finds. Overall, the prevalence of alcohol abuse among Asian Americans ages 18 to 25 increased fivefold between 1991 and 2002.

Prince’s Painkiller Addiction Hidden From His Closest Friends - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Prince’s Painkiller Addiction Hidden From His Closest Friends - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: Prince’s addiction to opioid painkillers, which has come to light since his death, was hidden from even some of his closest friends, The New York Times reports.

To Reduce Opioid Addiction, West Virginia Clinics Hire Anesthesiologist to Treat Pain - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

To Reduce Opioid Addiction, West Virginia Clinics Hire Anesthesiologist to Treat Pain - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: A group of primary care clinics in West Virginia has an anesthesiologist on staff to treat patients with chronic pain, in an attempt to reduce prescription opioid addiction.

Prayer Actually Does Reduce Cravings For Alcoholics Anonymous Members

Prayer Actually Does Reduce Cravings For Alcoholics Anonymous Members: Spirituality can change an addict's perspective and help them face their problems without alcohol or drugs.

Friday, May 20, 2016

News-Impact-Advocacy

May 16, 2016

Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) Closer to Becoming Law!

In a sweeping 400-5 vote, this week the House passed a package of opioid bills as an amendment to S. 524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA).  CARA is the first comprehensive legislation to address addiction as a health care issue. 
This is a major step forward to CARA becoming law.  
Most importantly special provisions to support Recovery were among the amendments passed this week. This is a huge victory for Recovery advocates. We must celebrate!
The Council/PRO-ACT's Public Policy Committee led by volunteers has kept legislators on alert by participating in call-in days, letter writing campaigns, use of social media, and town hall meetings.  Our untiring efforts to support and advocate for expanded Naloxone distribution, emergency budgets for treatment and recovery support for opioid addiction, education for our legislators about the Recovery Oriented System of Care, Act 106, Medicaid Expansion, Recovery Housing legislation, voter education for the recovery community, criminal justice reform - all these efforts have moved our legislators toward the understanding that addiction is a health care issue.
 
Take a moment to thank your Representative for working to pass this important legislation. In particular, thank Representatives McCarthy, Guinta, and Custer for their roles in making sure the voice of Recovery continues to be heard.

Learn more about our Recovery Support Committees here

Senate Committee Passes Measure to Expand Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Senate Committee Passes Measure to Expand Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: A Senate committee on Wednesday unanimously passed an amendment that would greatly increase access to buprenorphine to treat opioid addiction, according to The Huffington Post.

Senate Committee Passes Measure to Expand Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Senate Committee Passes Measure to Expand Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: A Senate committee on Wednesday unanimously passed an amendment that would greatly increase access to buprenorphine to treat opioid addiction, according to The Huffington Post.

Meditation May Provide Non-Opioid Alternative for Pain Relief: Study - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Meditation May Provide Non-Opioid Alternative for Pain Relief: Study - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: A new study suggests meditation can significantly reduce pain, without using the body’s opioid receptors. The findings are especially significant for people who have built up a tolerance to opiate-based medications and are seeking a non-addictive way to reduce pain, the researchers say.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Programs That Manage Opioid Prescriptions Save Lives and Protect Patients: Expert - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Programs That Manage Opioid Prescriptions Save Lives and Protect Patients: Expert - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: Drug management programs that require at-risk individuals to use designated pharmacies or physicians for opioid prescriptions can protect patients from using harmful amounts of opioids while ensuring they still receive appropriate amounts of pain medication, according to the lead author of a new report on the programs.