The Bravest Thing

The bravest thing I ever did also showed me how ugly sometimes it is to break open and see your weakest moments spill out on full display, before you are ready to face them. The bravest thing I ever did was face them anyway, drown there, come back up for air, and keep living, despite how the healing almost killed me.

The bravest thing I ever did was staying and fighting for my self, even when no one else did. The bravest thing I have ever done is realizing I'm worth it. I'm worth it! I remind myself everyday that I am brave, alive, and worthy of every breath I take.

Stephanie Bennett-Henry

You see a Junkie.
I see a daughter or a son.
You see a choice.
I see a disease.
You see hopeless.
I see helpless.
Don't hate the addict.
Hate the disease.
Pray for the addict.
Boca Recovery Center

What is happiness?

I've heard it many times in the past umpteen years, "Rick, I just just want to be happy. Is that wrong of me? Is there something wrong with just wanting to be happy?"

The answer is, not at all. In fact if you told me you wanted to by unhappy or miserable, I'd really be worried about you. Here's the problem. We attempt to be happy the wrong ways. We tend to think that getting that new car, those new clothes, that new relationship, that new job, etc., will make us happy. Guess what? It will but only for a short time. Then you will be on the prowl again, looking for a way to be happy. Getting good stuff is not the problem, really. The problem is believing we have to get all that stuff to be happy. We don't.

Here are some suggestions about finding happiness that will last:

  1. First figure out what your values are. Your values. Not someone else's values. Now, live by your values. Make everything you say or do, every decision be in line with what is most important to you, and you will be happy. You may not always be happy with your circumstances. You will be happy with you. That's the kind of happy that lasts.
  2. Become a servant. Help other people. Find ways to be helpful to others. Be aware of the world around you. I'm not talking about giving away money or things. I'm talking about your time and your presence in the lives of other people. Just a simple smile and a "good morning," make someone's day go better.

--Rick B.

The Covid Factor


If you haven't heard of Covid 19 by now, you have been living under a rock. The clinic is doing all that we can to provide the very best service to all of our patients and to keep all of us as safe as possible. So, please remember these few things:

  • One person on the porch at a time please.
  • Only one person will be allowed allowed into the clinic at a time for dosing. If you have noticed, it doesn't take long to dose. Even someone picking up a month of medication will only be in the dosing room about 3 minutes.
  • Please wear and keep your mask on. If you don't have a mask, we will sell you one.
  • A staff member will check your temperature and put some sanitizer on your hands BEFORE you enter the clinic.
  • For the most accurate and up to date information, please check with the CDC web-site.

Because of the Covid 19 pandemic, the government agencies who regulate drug rehabs have given some accommodations to clients that may not have been given if we weren't having to deal with this health crisis. For instance, some patient are receiving more take-out doses right now than they would usually usually qualify for if we were operating as usual. Be ready and don't be surprised if the current situation with take-outs changes. In other words, your take-out status may get changed back to what it would be without the Covid 19 accommodations. Please be very careful and take take good care of your self and your family.

"Human behavior flows from
three main sources: desire,
emotion, and knowledge."


"Real knowledge is to know the
extent of one's ignorance."


"We are all born ignorant, but one
must work hard to remain stupid."

Benjamin Franklin

Dr. Candace McDaniel
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Dallas, Texas 75228

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