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Facing Death

"Often we have to face some type of crisis during our recovery, such as the death of a loved one..."
Basic Text, p. 98
Every life has a beginning and an end. However, when someone we love a great deal reaches the end of their life, we may have a very hard time accepting their sudden, final absence. Our grief may be so powerful that we fear it will completely overwhelm us - but it will not. Our sorrow may hurt more than anything we can remember, but it will pass.
We need not run from the emotions that may arise from the death of a loved one.

The Power of Love

"We begin to see that God's love has been present all the time, just waiting for us to accept it."
Basic Text, p. 46

God's love is the transforming power that drives our recovery. With that love, we find freedom from the hopeless, desperate cycle of using, self-hatred, and more using. With that love, we gain a sense of reason and purpose in our once purposeless lives. With that love, we are given the inner direction and strength we need to begin a new way of life: the NA way.

Negativity Be Gone: New Online Tool Can Retrain Brain

Anxiety and depression can have devastating effects on people’s lives. In some cases, the mental disorders lead to isolation, poverty and poor physical health, things that often cascade to future generations.
A new program at the University of Virginia is aiming to shift the rigid, negative thoughts that come with mental disorders.
Take, for example, the prospect of asking your boss for a raise. The notion would make many people feel a bit nervous, but not prevent them from asking. For others, the notion brings nothing but bad thoughts, perhaps spawning fears of the boss screaming obscenities and firing them on the spot.

Narcotics Anonymous

Just came from an anniversary for 3 people. 22, 25 and 27 years. Not to mention the amount of time their speakers had. This meeting was truly a gift today. I'm so glad to have been able to attend. The good , the bad at the end it's real and using is a choice I don't have to make just for today.

Praying

Recently my mother was experiencing an anxiety attack. In spite of the fact she takes medications for these, they continue to happen. Not knowing what else to do, I suggested we pray together. My prayers are often inarticulate and cumbersome at best, however she instantly calmed down. It's such a simple thing, yet often praying is our last resort instead of the first. My thought for any skeptics is, what have you got to lose? My husband often shares how he was getting ready to make meth after being clean for 6 years. He prayed for God to take away his cravings, and instantly lost the desire to continue making it. I would hope others wouldn't have to be going through dire straights before turning to God for help, but often that's the only way we discover God's grace and love for us. 

Addiction Recovery

Today i celebrate 6 months clean from the lifestyle and the mind altering substances that came with it! I'm very grateful for the 12 step program and my new family and friends that came with that! For anybody still in the streets...there IS HOPE and A BETTER WAY TO LIVE...IF U WANT IT!

Police: 1 week, 27 overdoses in downtown Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Another day, another overdose.  It’s a troubling trend that’s taking over downtown Bloomington. In just the past week, first responders have been called out to more than two dozen drug overdoses.
“It’s supposed to be a fun, quirky town, but then when you have people that you’re scared to be around, it kind of makes you uncomfortable,” said Codi Hurd, a freshman at IU.
Bloomington police records show 23 of the week’s overdoses were from Spice, another four were from heroin.

Resistance to Change


"Many of us cling to our fears, doubts, self-loathing, or hatred because there is a certain distorted security in familiar pain. It seems safer to embrace what we know than to let go of it for the unknown."
Basic Text, p. 34
We have often heard it said that "when the pain of remaining the same becomes greater than the pain of changing, we will change" Our fear can keep us from growing, afraid to end relationships, change careers, attend new meetings, begin new friendships, or attempt anything out of the ordinary.

Treating the Addict

In the Philippines drug offenders are "sentenced" to a rehab facility that houses up to 10,000 people. Doesn't this make more sense than incarcerating addicts? I don't know anything about the facility, but I'd like to see addicts get the help they need rather than punished for their disease.

A brutal ending to young Avon mom's descent into heroin addiction

The former cheerleader loved her daughter, her family and her friends, but 'the addiction was greater.'

Jordan King's parents knew heroin addiction might kill her, but they never thoughther life would end in such a brutal way.
Jordan died a week after she was found lying unconscious in a pool of blood on an Indianapolis street on a cold January night. Marks left along gravel and salt indicate the 25-year-old woman had been dragged from a car for 75 feet.
The fall couldn't have been farther for Jordan.