||Some Helpful Numbers
||Dosing hours Monday through
||AA - Alcoholics Anonymous
|Friday are 5:30am to 10:30 am
|Counseling is available
||NA - Narcotics Anonymous
|5:30 am to 12:30 pm
Recovery is a Journey
"I'm not here for that!"
On occasion, a client may get a little frustrated
with the counselor's interest in their life. This happens most often
while discussing the results of a drug screen. You know, "I haven't
done any heroin in months. I didn't come here to stop drinking. So,
leave me alone about it!". A lot of us can see through this denial
without much effort. Recovery, effective on a long term basis, may
require a life-style change, not only a change in substance abuse
habits. What I am suggesting is that we start to address things like
our nutritional habits, stress management, exercise, spirituality,
relationships, and general health issues.
Come to Group
We are Meeting Every
8:30 AM to 9:15 AM
Every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
- Eat five servings of fruits and vegetables of different
colors each day.
- Drink more water.
- Eat more nutritious snacks during the day instead of just
one big meal. Eat low-fat cheese, fruits, vegetables, peanut butter,
light yogurt, and unsalted nuts.
- Regular physical activity can lower your risk of many
illnesses, including heart disease, stroke, bone loss, diabetes, lower
back pain, and some cancers.
- Exercise helps you have more energy and have control of
- Everyone should be physically active about 30 minutes or
more each day.
How to protect yourself:
- Washing your hands thoroughly and often is the most
important way you can prevent catching or spreading germs. Use warm
water, soap and scrub your hands for about twenty seconds. Be sure to
wash before eating, or touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
- Wash your hands after touching anyone who is sneezing,
coughing, or blowing their nose, or has a runny nose.
- Do not share towels, lipstick, toys, cigarettes, food,
eating utensils, drinking glasses, or anything else that might be
contaminated with respiratory germs.
- Wash your hands after using the restroom.
- When possible, avoid closed, crowded places.
- Cover your mouth with a tissue when you sneeze and throw it
- You may want to consider getting a flu shot.
Taken from Texas Department of Health
|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.
For people twenty-five and older:
- Have your blood pressure checked every two years, if it is
- Have your cholesterol checked, if it is normal, every five
years. If not, get it checked at least yearly.
- If you have been sexually active get checked for STD's.
Why? Because 40-60% of those with an STD are not aware they are
- Those who are forty and older should get an eye exam every
two to four years.
- Women forty and older are encouraged to get a mammogram at
least every 2 years; those fifty and older, every year.
- If you are older than forty-five, get your blood sugar
level measured every three years.
- If you've never had one, get one: pap test, prostate exam,
If we want to fully recover, we will also want to
take better care of ourselves. For those of you who are in your
twenties and thirties, don't wait till you start having symptoms before
you take care of yourself. In essence, waiting till you have to do
something is just the same as waiting to get clean and sober…until you
have to. So, the next time your counselor starts asking those nosey
questions,or suggesting you address issues in addition to those
directly involving substance abuse, give it a little extra effort.
Why Patients Leave Outpatient
A national survey from 2005 collected the
following reasons patients left an outpatient treatment facility:
The highest percentages of those completing
treatment were among those who were in residential, or more structured
How does AALCT measure up? Let's look at the drop
out rate. Our drop out rate is only 3%, compared with this survey's
average of 29%.
taken from SAMHSA News
What does Addiction Cost Us?
Recently, the state of California's Marin
Institute did some measuring and comparing of the cost of alcoholism
compared with natural disasters and tobacco. Below is what the
|2003 S. Calf. Wildfires
|1991 Oakland firestorm
|1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake
|1994 N. Ridge Earthquake
This study only looked at alcohol and tobacco.
What is the cost to our society when we also consider other drugs? You
guessed it…incredibly high.
--Adapted from SAMHSA News
|Mothers Against Meth-Amph.
|Recovery Related Stuff
|The Association of Persons
|Affected by Addiction
|The Twelfth Step Ministry
|Lots of support groups of
|Visit their web site.
|The Network of Community
|Assistance with food, clothing
|Texas Workforce Commission
|Baylor College of Dentistry
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.
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.
Cleanses your body of toxins.
30 minute treatment. Thirty dollars
Dr. Candace McDaniel
8021 East R.L. Thornton Fwy, Suite A
Dallas, Texas 75228
Call (214) 328-4848 or
for more information