Friday, November 9, 2012

weekly update...

this weeks news from the celebrity and sports world

Octomom's Father Joins Daughter in Rehab
Octomom Nadya Suleman was apparently setting a good example when she checker herself into rehab. Her father, Edward Doud Suleman decided to check himself into the same treatment facility for a 28-day alcohol dependency program. A family spokesman said Suleman has been struggling with alcohol problems for many years.

Georgina Zogby Sentenced for DUI
Georgina Zogby, wife of Pennsylvania Budget Secretary Charles Zogby, has been sentenced to 36 months supervised probation in connection with a drunk driving charge. She had been facing two driving under the influence charges and two charges for shoplifting.

Michael Wright Arrested After Hitting a Police Car
Michael Wright, who played Eddie King Jr. in the movie "The Five Heartbeats," has been charged with drunken driving after failing a sobriety test. It's wasn't difficult for police to find Wright. He crashed his vehicle into a car occupied by two officers.

Arkansas Linebacker Williams Suspended After DWI
University of Arkansas linebacker Terrell Williams has been suspended from the team after his arrest for driving while intoxicated. Not only did Williams fail a field sobriety test, he then became uncooperative and argumentative with the arresting officers.

NFL Lineman Waives DUI Court Appearance
Detroit Lions defensive lineman Nick Fairley waived his courtroom appearance for his arraignment on drunken driving and reckless driving charges in Mobile, Alabama. His attorney told reporters he hopes to get Fairley into a diversion program, but his earlier arrest on drug charges may be a problem.

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

My journey

It's been a while since I posted my own words...
Truth is I have been struggling to maintain, due
to family issues and stress.

I have fallen at times, but have always bounced back

Having owned a sober living home for 11 years, I
have witnessed the triumphs and difficulties of maintaining sobriety

The nature of addiction is, that it is resistant to treatment;
You can witness it for yourself...just look at the folks going to
multiple rehabs, the relapse rate at AA meetings

Kudos to the 5% that traditional recovery works for...
you are the fortunate ones.

For the other 95% , it remains a constant battle

My experience has been , that there is no "one size fits all " solution
to addiction

Contrary to what you hear at rehabs or meetings...
relapse IS part of recovery

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

quotes for the day

Hands that help are holier than lips that pray.
- Sai Baba

Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.
- Lauren Bacall

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach

One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it.
- Gaston Bachelard

 You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now.
- Joan Baez

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

There is a way to look at the past. Don't hide from it. It will not catch you - if you don't repeat it.
- Pearl Bailey

There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now.
- James Baldwin

I'd rather regret the things I have done than the things I have not.
- Lucille Ball

It's the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have the time.
- Tallulah Bankhead

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
- Carl Bard

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
- James M. Barrie

Love thy neighbor as thy self, but choose thy neighborhood.
- Louise Beal

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