Relapse does not make you Weak

What is relapse anyway? Changing the face of relapse during recovery For those recovering from addiction, “relapse” has been a shameful event for years and years. Friends and family would scorn the fallen addict, self help organizations would make the person throw away their “clean time” and get a beginner’s chip while having to attend 90 AA meetings in 90 days. Relapse during recovery meant jobs would be lost and relationships would end, among other hardships. Instead of facing all this … [Read more...]

The Courage to Speak® Foundation – MAY 19 – 21

The Courage to Speak Foundation announces Dates of Drug Awareness Presentations, in Participation for SAMHSA Third Annual National Prevention Week 2014. Ginger Katz, CEO and founder of The Courage to Speak® Foundation and author of Sunny’s Story, will be presenting “From Marijuana to Opiates,” on May 19 at Briggs High School in Norwalk, CT, “The Courage to Make Healthy Decisions,” on May 20 at Brookside Elementary in Norwalk, CT and “The Courage to Make Healthy Decisions,” on May 21 at … [Read more...]

Drugs and Money: The Costs of Addiction

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Ginger Katz Taking Action, The Courage to Speak® Foundation

WOMAN of ACTION™ – Ginger Katz A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman who truly understands the Power of Love ! Through the death of her own child, she reached for spiritual guidance and was lead onto a path, that today she calls her very own Purpose in Life. Through the drug overdose of her son, this Woman has now devoted her life to helping parents across North America to end the shame and stigma; and Speak Out! SECRETS Keep You SICK! Please join us in … [Read more...]

Japan Taking Action to combat illicit drugs and human trafficking

June 2013 – The United Nations and the Government of Japan today agreed to enhance regional cooperation to fight the trade of illicit narcotics and human trafficking, as well as terrorism and cyber crime in Africa and Southeast Asia. The Joint Action Plan of Action between the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Japan was signed at the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V), which concluded earlier today in Yokohama, Japan. “The United Nations Office … [Read more...]

Bill Clinton and Ginger Katz on her way home from DC.

Ginger Katz - WOMAN of ACTION™ (Full Story - Click Above) LISTEN Ginger Katz, CEO & Founder, and Larry Katz, M.S. Nutrition & B.S. Psychology, discuss Courage to Speak- Courageous Parenting 101 with Radio Personality, Wendy Corey. We are dedicated to....... "Saving Lives by Empowering Youth to be Drug Free and Encouraging Parents to Communicate Effectively with their Children about the Dangers of Drugs" The Courage to Speak® Foundation Founder and CEO of the Courage to … [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...]

TEXT MESSAGING, Effective HIV Prevention/Intervention

TEXT MESSAGING as an EFFECTIVE HIV PREVENTION - INTERVENTION FOR METHAMPHETAMINE-USING MSM As frequently addressed in this blog, new media is playing an ever-growing role as a tool in our response to HIV/AIDS. We often now see HIV prevention and anti-stigma messages—such as CDC’s several Act Against AIDS campaigns—delivered to the general public via websites, YouTube, and social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and others. We are also learning how new media tools can be … [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...]

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...]

GRAVE CHALLENGE OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

RESOLUTION APPROVED BY THIRD COMMITTEE CALLS FOR HIGH-LEVEL GENERAL ASSEMBLY 'AGAINST GRAVE CHALLENGE OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING' Also Hears Introduction of Texts on Eliminating Racism,Human Rights Council Report, International Drug Control The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today approved a draft resolution that would have the General Assembly hold a high-level meeting in 2013 to assess progress in the global community’s fight against the grave challenge of human … [Read more...]

7 Year Old Foster Boy Hung Himself leaving Anti-Prozac Note

The excellent short video (below) of news programs coverage about the commonality of proscribing psychotropic medications to very young children (in Florida, over 1000 children 6 or under) clearly articulates the greed & criminality (3 billion dollar fine for Glaxo Smith Kline, Criminal and civil settlements for lying and hiding information) driving the over-medication of children in child protection systems and an overall horrifically negligent approach to children’s mental health in … [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...]

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...]

WOMAN of ACTION™ – Eileen Bencivengo

A Celebration of Women™ ... is elated to Celebrate the Life os this woman. Not only is she a Survivor; she realizes today that she is a Thrivor! Having Risen Above her Greatest Challenges in Life, she is now here to help the Women of our World. Welcome with us another awesome Woman Taking Action !!! WOMAN of ACTION™ Eileen Bencivengo I grew up in a loving environment. My mom and dad were very loving but strict parents. I was daddy’s little girl and mommy’s … [Read more...]

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