Hello All, I’m an old fart with many years of experience under my gut. I walked many miles, seen all parts of the world, been a drunk and alcohol abuser off and on until I decided enough was enough. I’m happy to say I have known Richard for many years, and consider him a good friend, and one of the best counselors in the area. I’ve help Richard, with Alcohol and Drug Assessment, and done some counseling under his supervision for a few years. I lived with hate, despair, anger, and alcohol, for a few years, seen a lot of shrinks, been on a lot of medications, some were of some help; others were just a bunch of pill pushers. Taking more time for myself, as with any kind of recovery is the key to recovery. You have to do it for yourself and no one else. You have to have determination no matter what; nothing should come before your sobriety. Sobriety is a selfish recovery program, point blank. What good does beating your self up accomplish? To some extent it’s good, but when it becomes a hindrance, for change you want to accomplish its nothing more then harmful to any worth while goal, to positive change. Watch out for backsliding also, or what they call relapse, thinking and thoughts about drinking. So stay away from non-sober people, and places, and hangouts. Because they will all have an effect on your sobriety. Be the best you can be and take it one day at a time, not only in staying sober, but looking at your recovery program, and staying with it. My advice is free; you can take it or leave it. Wish all of you, the best in your recovery. Hope I can be of help in a limited way!

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HATE has four letters, But so does LOVE…, ENEMIES has 7 letters, But so does FRIENDS…, LYING has letters, But so does TRUTH…, HURT has 4 letters, But so does HEAL…,   Transform every Negative energy into a Positive energy..!! Its your perception that makes the difference in the way YOU FEEL ….

Quotes July 13, 2012

Rumors are carried by Haters, spread by Fools, and accepted by Idiots. Author Unknown. Stand up for what you believe in, even if it means standing alone. Author Unknown The Pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The OPTIMIST sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Wings-Lead

HOW ALCOHOL ATTACKS THE BRAIN

Quotes July 12, 2012

IT IS HEALTH THAT IS REAL WEALTH AND NOT PIECES OF GOLD AND SILVER. Mohandas Gandhi   Whatever you can do, or dream you can, BEGIN IT. Boldness has Genius, Power, and Magic in it. {Goethe} Don’t judge me, you can’t handle half of what I’ve dealt with. There’s a reason I do the things …

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Cooling Off, Picture says it all!

Quotes July 11, 2012

  The awkward moment when your put something in a safe place so you don’t lose it and then you forget where that safe place is.   True Happiness isn’t about the things you have. It’s about the thoughts you have. It’s called Positive Thinking -NOT- Positive THING-ING Notsalmon.com IT DOES NOT HOW SLOW YOU …

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People who don’t like cats

Postman Jump!

Quotes July 10, 2012

You can’t force a person to show you respect, But you can refuse to be disrespected. Author unknown   If not now, when? If not me, who? To walk the path of the heart is a great honour. Every human has the choice to walk this path, but very few will decide to make it. …

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Increased Risk of Alcoholism Linked to Bariatric Surgery

psychcentral.comhttp://psychcentral.com/news/2012/07/08/increased-risk-of-alcoholism-linked-to-bariatric-surgery/41307.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook Increased Risk of Alcoholism Linked to Bariatric Surgery   HomeNews Substance Abuse News » Increased Risk of Alcoholism Linked to Bariatric Surgery By Janice Wood Associate News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on July 8, 2012 People who undergo the most popular weight-loss surgical procedure are at increased risk of developing problems …

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