Recovery

Seabrook House Foundation’s Golf Outing 2012

One of my many perks of marketing and outreach is attending charity events that support recovery. On September 21, 2012 Sunrise Detox sponsored Seabrook House Foundation’s Golf Outing at Seaview Resort, in Gallway, New Jersey. The outing benefited those in need of treatment but who are unable to financially afford the increasing costs of treatment today. …

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The Reality of Addiction All Around Us

I had an ironic encounter with someone the night before the Seabrook House Foundation’s Charity Golf Tournament that really made me thankful for where I’m at now in my life. For those who don’t know me that well, I have been sober going on 12 years now and abstinent from gambling for the past 4 years. As …

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NJ Drug Problems Reach Epidemic Status

As I have mentioned in previous posts this has now reached “Epidemic” status in New Jersey. The NJ Authorities now say “no community, however affluent or remote, is immune to the circumstances and impact of this trend. ” According to the 2010 report there were 843 drug related deaths , of which 402 were solely attributed to …

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A Visit to the DEA Museum & DEA Foundation in Washington, DC

Recently I had the honor of visiting with Bill Alden, Director of the DEA Foundation. Bill is a former DEA agent (Drug Enforcement Administration). He served us for 45 years, including the entire “War on Drugs” era. Now Director of the DEA Foundation, Bill Alden is helping spread the word about the importance of awareness and …

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Is There A Difference Between “Clean” and “Sober”

Clean is when the drugs have left our system. There are three aspects to sobriety: Physical sobriety, where we are abstinent for a long enough time for our brains to begin to recover so that we can think more clearly and make decisions based on reality instead of confusion and fear; Emotional and spiritual sobriety, …

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Religion or Spirituality? A Checklist

Religion may involve spirituality, but spirituality does not necessarily involve religion. Here’s how I differentiate (your mileage may vary): Religion Relationship with a God or Gods Beliefs Metaphysical or Supernatural Reality Faith Dogma Ritual Prayer Salvation Eternal reward Spirituality Qualities of the Human Spirit Love Compassion Patience Tolerance Forgiveness Sense of Responsibility Sense of Harmony Things that …

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What is the success rate of alcohol intervention?

The problem with statistics is that, by Federal Statute, alcohol treatment is seriously confidential. Furthermore, outcomes over time are pretty much a guess, since it is pretty hard to track people whose treatment was confidential to begin with, many of whom have no desire to remain in contact with the treatment facility. Thus, these are educated guesses …

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