Copied From My Column In The Adams County Drug Court Newsletter [October 2019]

[WARNING] Strong Adult Language. Parental Guidance is Suggested. My fellow Adams County Drug Court Clients, I am writing this for you because we are at war. I want you to have plenty of ammunition. I want you to have as many high capacity magazines as you can carry for your upcoming battle against the enemy, … Continue reading Copied From My Column In The Adams County Drug Court Newsletter [October 2019]

Stay At Home Triggers

Last night during a Zoom Meeting, one of the important topics that surfaced was [triggers], the trigger of staying at home during the pandemic. The individual touched on the fact that she was struggling with staying at home because that's precisely what she did during her time of using. Yes, unless someone is still working … Continue reading Stay At Home Triggers

Choosing Sobriety

Last night, while attending a Zoom Meeting for Treatment & Recovery, someone asked me a question. We were discussing a situation I had last weekend involving an opportunity for me to relapse. Everyone who's in recovery is constantly placed in situations of potential relapse, or in some cases, a minor lapse [as some call it]. … Continue reading Choosing Sobriety

Damages [Spring 2019]

This was my first piece last year, the one that started it all for me. Title: DAMAGES Avoiding pain is natural. In fact, that's why it's there. Pain is a signal to the brain informing us that something is wrong. Through our efforts to avoid the uncomfortable we protect ourselves, hearts, minds, and sometimes our … Continue reading Damages [Spring 2019]

Battle 4 Sobriety [October 2019]

[WARNING] Strong Adult Language. Parental Guidance is Suggested. My fellow Adams County Drug Court Clients, I am writing this for you because we are at war, and I want you to have plenty of ammunition, in fact I want you to have as many high capacity magazines as you can carry for your upcoming battle … Continue reading Battle 4 Sobriety [October 2019]

Virus Information [John Hopkins]

**GOOD INFORMATION** More virus basics: The following is from Irene Ken physician, whose daughter is an Asst. Prof in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University, quite informative. * The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of … Continue reading Virus Information [John Hopkins]

Life’s Lessons

Most [or all] of you have learned that life is a rollercoaster of highs and lows. Throughout this non-stop traveling circus of struggle and emotional chaos, we have countless opportunities to both learn, and to test. The question is, will we choose to pass the lesson, or will we allow history to repeat itself. This … Continue reading Life’s Lessons

Damages [Spring 2019]

Title: DAMAGES Avoiding pain is natural. In fact that's why it's there. Pain is a signal to the brain letting us know that something is wrong. Through our efforts to avoid the uncomfortable we protect ourselves, our hearts, and sometimes our lives. It's in this way that most people understand and cope with pain. Whether … Continue reading Damages [Spring 2019]