Addiction and Heart Disease – WOMEN in RECOVERY

Addiction ruins lives and destroys bodies. You can stop the progression of both; the addiction and heart disease. What is Heart Disease? Addiction and Heart Disease The term ‘heart disease’ encompasses a wide variety of abnormalities that affect the functioning of the heart. For example, the dysfunction may be in the heart muscle, valves, electric system of the heart or the arteries that supply blood to the heart. Heart muscle problems can develop when a heart has been … [Read more...]

Rapid HIV Testing, Increase Life Expectancy, Cost Effective

Incorporating Rapid HIV Testing in drug treatment programs is both cost effective and increases life expectancy for an HIV-positive person, according to an NIH-funded study published in September 2012 in the journal of Drug and Alcohol Dependence. This study expands upon a previous finding of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network Rapid HIV Testing and Counseling Study that showed that onsite rapid HIV testing in substance abuse treatment programs correlated with increased … [Read more...]

Early Recovery + Massive Action = Massive Success

  The Spiritual River.com ... wonderful healing philosophy and suggestions! A Must read for all Women in Recovery of Addictions.   The Reward for Creative Recovery Living the creative life in recovery is a reward in itself. It is a way of life that pushes you towards continuous growth, such that you are never stagnate and bored. The idea is to have a balance between enjoying your life and being happy with who you are, but also in analyzing your self and seeking to make continuous … [Read more...]

Recovery is a Journey…Enjoy the Trip

Recovery is a Journey...Enjoy the Trip. So how does your recover-strategy-goal-setting prepare you to enter into the journey of recovery? Say, you’ve had a heart attack, actually your heart has been attacked; not your physical, anatomical heart, but your breakable, emotional heart. The personal heart that grows weary, the hardened heart, the heartless one, the cold heart, the heart that aches, that stands still, that leaps with joy and the one who has lost heart; yes, your very human … [Read more...]

10 great Q&A sites for troubled teens

It isn’t always easy for teenagers to get help, no matter how desperately they need it. Even when they know where to turn to find the answers, asking the questions that get them there can be a challenge. Fortunately, the Internet offers some terrific resources for teens who are searching for advice. We’ve put together a list of 10 great Q&A sites for troubled teens: TeenCentral.net – Users can check out podcasts and SchoolTube videos, get advice on dealing with bullying and … [Read more...]

Freedom from Glass in Hand, WOMEN in RECOVERY

DECEMBER is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month National Impaired Driving Prevention Month focuses on both drunk driving and the growing problem of drugged driving. Drugged driving has been overlooked for a number of years, but research shows it may be responsible for more than 20 percent of car crashes. Below are some resources for your chapter to plan activities as part of this … [Read more...]

Addiction is a Spiritual Dis-Ease, WOMEN in RECOVERY

Addiction is a spiritual disease. ... Because addiction is a direct assault against the Self, it is also a direct attack on the spirit or soul of the person suffering from the addiction. A person's spirit sustains life; addiction leads to spiritual death. One of most tragic conseqences of an addictive condition is the way it can destroy the heart and soul of a beautiful person. Whether the problem be drugs, alchohol, sex, gambling or work, the common pattern is that as the addictive … [Read more...]

Key to Recovery – Cosmic Form of the Divine

 Strife, Confusion and Conflict be gone     If a difference of opinion has clouded your thoughts ... If you change your focus and look for the common ground of peace, focus and look for the common ground of peace,you can bring Harmony into your relationships again, you become an Earth angel. Remember, God tells us that blessed are the peacemakers. When we dwell together in unity, we honor God and open the door for His hand of blessing in every area of our lives. You can bring … [Read more...]

Truth or Dare: Are you an Addict in Denial? – WOMEN in RECOVERY

    Truth or Dare! Let's begin with the Big Question: Are you an Addict in Denial?       Denial and Addiction: Becoming Aware of the Inner Voice that Leads to Self-Destruction Anyone who has been around 12-Step programs for any length of time has inevitably heard the old saying “Denial is more than a river in Egypt.” Indeed, when it comes to addictive behaviors of any sort, denial is definitely a whole lot more than a slogan. It is often the underlying dynamic that … [Read more...]

Addictions Backfire, Jennifer Kunst, Ph.D. – WOMEN in RECOVERY

Why are addictions so hard to break? There is no single answer to this question, for addiction’s power is multi-layered. We know that there are physical, mental, emotional, social, and even spiritual forces at play. But with each layer of understanding comes a greater opportunity to help those who struggle to free themselves from an attachment that has become destructive. I come to the question as a psychoanalyst, of course, and so I am interested in what lies beneath the surface of … [Read more...]

WOMEN in RECOVERY – Women For Sobriety, Inc.

We are pleased to share with the Women of our World: Women For Sobriety, Inc. (WFS), and  in the spirit of FREE THINKING, has opted to share an alternative PROGRAM for Women, with addiction challenges. The following program is designed for any use, including alcohol addiction; as well as other issues. Women For Sobriety, Inc. (WFS), is a non-profit secular addiction recovery group for alcoholic women. WFS was created by sociologist Jean Kirkpatrick in 1976 as an alternative to twelve-step … [Read more...]

The 12 STEPS of RECOVERY – "Free Floating"

  The First Three Steps are Your Own Doing Never Alone Again for You have travelled ... Beyond the Light !!!   Twelve Step programs are well known for their use in treating addictive and dysfunctional behaviors. The first 12 step program began with Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.)in the 1930s and has since grown to be the most widely used approach in dealing not only with recovery from alcoholism, but also from drug abuse and various other addictive and dysfunctional behaviors. The … [Read more...]

Ginger Katz Taking Action at The Courage to Speak® Foundation, Summer 2012

The Courage to Speak® Foundation June 2012   Welcome to Our Summer 2012 Newsletter! BOOK A PRESENTATION FOR FALL OR WINTER TODAY! The 14th Annual Ian James Eaccarino Memorial 9-Mile Race, July 28, 2012   Tip of the Month Keep Your Kids Drug Free This Summer The Courage to Speak Foundation has a New Website & Blog! Sunny's Story: How to Save a Young Life From Drugs IN THE NEWS: Parent tells of son's struggle with drug … [Read more...]

HIV Testing, Including Rapid Testing, in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

HIV Testing, Including Rapid Testing, in Substance Abuse Treatment Programs … [Read more...]

WOMEN in RECOVERY – One day at a time

Our lives are made up of a million moments, spent in a million different ways. Some are spent searching for love, peace, and harmony. Others are spent surviving day by day. But there is no greater moment than when we find that life, with all it's joys and sorrows, is meant to be lived one day at a time. It's in this knowledge that we discover the most wonderful truth of all. Whether we live in a forty-room mansion, surrounded by servants and wealth, or find it a struggle to manage the rent … [Read more...]

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