Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sober Living in North County San Diego

A recovery community for all?

Interesting, it costs Ohio $55 dollars a day to have someone in jail and a city proposal is to have a cheaper alternative for those cases related to substance use disorders through a sober living community. Wonderful proposal and financially it makes sense. Time to take a risk into developing it with hopefully the help of those that have had previous experience in either private institutions with the right supervision of government. The rest is in the hands of time and outcomes. Here's to Ohio, paving a way to placing attention to the roots and not the symptoms, not ignoring the high costs of incarceration.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

By The Sea Recovery Sober Living San Diego

"The more we talk about it, the less shame there will be...". Thank you Joe.

Beautiful Joe. Educating and sharing personal experiences comfort the questions, fears and doubts about mental health and substance use disorders: from anger to solutions. It also creates a shift from handicap to empowerment, both supporting governmental agencies and leaders to promote evidence based programs, social support models and existing agencies that are currently having positive outcomes. There is no need to reinvent the wheel, and usually 'a-ha' breakthroughs are rarely the norm, but rather the support of existing programs that require a little extra push, communicating it to the general public and having conversations on existing areas of growth. Thank you Joe, we need your story and may others who have a positive role in society continue to come up and share theirs.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Steven Tyler becomes vulnerable...

And many more continue to open up about their story and their struggle, sharing about the difficulties of recovery but above all the hope for those who continue hurting in still shameful and guilty space that requires attention to its right perspective: substance use disorders are an epidemic and once viewed as containing a physiological component as well as trauma based situation, can it be face the right way. Thank you Steven for being vulnerable and sharing with others.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Chris Christie on the destigmatize addiction #brave #chrischristie #drugs #stigma #shame #guilt #fear #aa #na #recovery

A fresh voice into changing the conversation from 'war' to 'facing'. There cannot be a movement until it 'faces' the truth: an epidemic impacting 2/3 of the American population, not ignoring the indirect impact in the world and economies. By understanding that previous efforts to demonize or punitively attend a measure that is rooted in social, mental and biological features, morality does not have a stance in an event hurting so many and having such a weak impact although billions have been spent in unsuccessful attempts. Heres to Chris Christie. Aside from any political views, his stance on this situation is 'lean' on ;)

Monday, October 13, 2014

14 days #14days

October is recovery month. We all have that uncle, cousin, brother...yes even grandparent. To maintain the guilt and shame is unbearable...sometimes the silence kills. Heres to a new perception on the most pervasive and quiet killer in this country in which we have so much progress and hope for change.