Click here⇒ TIDBITS to receive your GIFT from Counseling On A Shoestring! ♦◊♦◊♦◊ Now one might ask, what does Kwanzaa have to do with recovery and/or addiction? Well, for me, very much! In 1995, I did my internship with an outpatient drug treatment program in Richmond, VA. My intern supervisor was from Kenya. He incorporated his African culture, along with Kwanzaa … [Read more...]
WHEN FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE IN RECOVERY DURING THE HOLIDAYS
I wrote this article for Behavioral Health Matters Blog (and it was posted 12-12-2012). I think it is worthy of a re-post (smile): The holidays (the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s) are amongst us. For many, this is “traditionally” a time of family gatherings, sharing, and self-reflection; however, for people who are in recovery (from being addicted to alcohol and … [Read more...]
Giving Thanks . . .
from Counseling On A Shoestring This is a special time to give thanks for our many blessings. It is also a good time to remember those who struggle in addictions to alcohol and other drugs, as well as the loved ones who hurt with them. Because Counseling On A Shoestring is all about encouragement and support, I am thankful for being able to share prayers from the … [Read more...]
Sometimes Life Is Hard . . .
Hi Reading Friends, I have been dealing with some major life challenges lately, AND writing multiple Posts at the same time; however, I have not been able to COMPLETE any of the postings to date. Granted, the last two postings were pretty "heavy"—but sooooo important (please visit if you have not already). So perhaps we all needed a break (smile). Recently, a … [Read more...]
PART 2 – If It Happened to Me, Then it Has Probably ALREADY Happened to Your Child . . .
"Children have the knowledge, but not the wisdom, to use the power of the Internet." Dr. Phil I hope you found the last posting (Part 1 of 2) informative and useful. (If you missed it, click on BLOG above and read the previous posting - or click here on ⇒ PART ONE -- "If It Happened to Me, . . ."). My intent is NOT to challenge your "comfort zone" nor to be the bearer … [Read more...]