A few years ago the country group Rascal Flats
came out with a song called "I’m Movin’ On." The story very much
relates to the journey many of us are on and the decision some of us
have made to keep on matriculating in our lives. Below are the verses
and one chorus:
I've dealt with my ghosts and faced all my demons
Finally content with a past I regret
Ive found you find strength in your moments of weakness
For once Im at peace with myself
Ive been burdened with blame, trapped in the past for too long
Im movin on
Ive lived in this place and I know all the faces
Each one is different but theyre always the same
They mean no harm but its time that I face it
Theyll never allow me to change
But I never dreamed home would end up where I dont belong
Im movin on
I sold what I could and packed what I couldnt
Stopped to fill up on my way out of town
Ive loved like I should but lived like
I had to lose everything to find out
Maybe forgiveness will find me somewhere down this road
Im movin on
Im movin on
At last I can see life has been patiently waiting for me
And I know theres no guarantees, but Im not alone
There comes a time in everyones life,
When all you can see are the years passing by
And I have made up my mind that those days are gone
I'm movin' on
What changes are you ready to make in your life?
Are you ready to move on down the road of recovery and find both peace
and forgiveness? Why not make an appointment with your counselor and
Come to Group
We are Meeting Every
8:30 AM to 9:15 AM
If you have diabetes, what would become good
reasons for monitoring your blood sugar diligently, taking your
medication as prescribed, and adhering to appropriate nutritional
habits? How about the following?
Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among adults.
Heart problems and stroke cause 65% of deaths among
Diabetes accounts for 44% of new cases of kidney failure.
More than 60% of lower limb amputations occur in diabetics.
from American Medical News - Health and Science
Clinic hours on Saturday are
OA - Overeaters Anonymous
6:00 am to 9:00 am
Closed on Sunday
Problem Gamblers Help-Line
Please remember to bring
SA - Sex/Love Addicts Annon.
your lock boxes.
Enhance Your Recovery
Things you can do to enhance your recovery:
Immediately stop those activities that influence you to
Replace your addictive behaviors with healthier, pro-active
Take responsibility for your life, actions, and
consequences. Stop both the blame game and the "poor pitiful me" game.
Acknowledge that you have problems, seek assistance from
someone who will give you recovery-based guidance,
not "Bubba" the neighborhood guru.
Identify new directions and set realistic goals. Then, get
Spend time learning about yourself. Discover who you are
without substance abuse being a part of your image.
Go to NA, AA, or other recovery-based support group
meetings. And, get involved. Be an active member of the group.
Accept that change comes over time. Don't make excuses, and
at the same time, be patient with yourself.
Get a sponsor and use that sponsor to help you work the 12
Steps. The sponsors job is not to be your conscience or your therapist.
Their calling is to help you with your step work.
Do at least one good thing for yourself everyday.
Set and hold healthy boundaries with yourself and others.
Get some exercise and eat right. Slow down the sugar and
the caffeine, not to mention the nicotine.
Pay attention to your spiritual life. Pray, read
inspirational material, do something good for someone without seeking a
reward or letting them know that you were the giver.
Alcohol and Tobacco
Alcohol and tobacco are among the top causes of
preventable deaths in the United States. Most often used together,
people who drink are much more likely to drink, and people who drink,
much more likely to smoke. People who are dependent on alcohol are
three times more likely than those in the general population to be
smokers, and people who are dependent on tobacco are four times more
likely than the general population to also be dependent on alcohol.
Alcoholics who smoke place themselves at much
higher risk for tobacco related complications effecting numerous health
concerns. In fact, alcoholics are more likely to die from tobacco
related illnesses than from alcohol related illness.
The procedure is called auricular acupuncture. It is helpful for a
variety of issues that affect those with addictions.
Please see your counselor.
County Health Department is offering screening for sexually transmitted
diseases. The fee is $25. If you can't afford to pay the full
amount, a payment plan can be arranged. Please call before 7:45 AM
to schedule an appointment. 214-819-2000
HIV Testing Offered
Almost every Friday, a member of the HEI department from the Greater
Dallas Counsel on Alcohol and Drug Abuse are here to offer free
HIV testing. The test is called "OraQuick Advance." The test is based
on saliva and you get your results in 20 minutes. The test is 99%
accurate. All you do is come in and asked to be tested.
Helps cleanse your body of toxins. You will feel better. 30 minutes.
"You cannot depend on your eyes when your
imagination is out of focus."
Dr. Candace McDaniel
8021 East R.L. Thornton Fwy, Suite A
Dallas, Texas 75228