|November 22, 2006
||Some Helpful Numbers
||Dosing hours Monday through
||AA - Alcoholics Anonymous
|Friday are 5:30 am to 10:30 am
|Counseling is available
||NA - Narcotics Anonymous
|5:30 am to 12:30 pm
Recovery is a Journey
"eWhat I do today is important because I
exchanging a day of my life for it."e
One way we show self respect is by how we spend
our time. Do we give tasks the time required for our best efforts, or
do we hurry through our days in an attempt to do as much as possible?
Maybe we feel unworthy of quality work. Is it O.K. for us stop working
and just play? Are we worth spending time with just ourselves or do we
believe that meaningful time is only spent with others? Are we worth
caring enough about to enjoy some of the simple things about everyday
living…a long shower, or a leisurely cup of coffee? Do we care enough
about ourselves to see a dentist or a physician when needed?
Choices about how we use our time are basic,
creative, and subtle expressions of our attitude toward ourselves. In
addition to showing self respect in regard to our physical lives, we
want to put time into our day for nourishing and enriching our spirits.
We do that by reading something thoughtful and meaningful, talking to a
friend about the events of our lives, listening to music, fixing a good
meal, exercising, volunteering for worthwhile causes, meditating or
praying. At first, we may feel really uncomfortable being nice to
ourselves. With time, and rejecting the shame, we will come to the
place where we will enjoy our own company.
The procedure is called auricular acupuncture. It is helpful for a
variety of issues that affect those with addictions.
Please see your counselor.
Research Finds Acupuncture Eases
Patients going through heroin withdrawal who
received acupuncture along with methadone had significant reduction in
symptoms compared to a control group of similar patients receiving
methadone alone, according to a report published in a Chinese language
GuildePoints - News from Nada
Lab Work Price List
|Complete Lab work - $50
|($25 due on date blood is drawn)
|Methadone Levels - $35
|Yearly T.B. Test -$5
|TDSHS Yearly Fee - $30
|Confirmation of positive drug screen - $10
|GCMS confirmation of drug screen - $35
||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 your
||SA - Sex/Love Addicts Annon.
Come to Group
We are Meeting Every
8:30 AM to 9:15 AM
Rebuilding Self Esteem
Part of the work of recovery is to rebuild self
esteem, to learn to accept yourself as you are, and to know and believe
that there is really nothing wrong with you. The following ideas may be
- Actively participate in some kind support group. Whether
NA, or AA, or some other support group, get involved in some kind of
- Find and focus on the good in you. Sure, you've got
shortcomings, we all do. Spend as much time identifying the values you
are living by as you do the values you have ignored.
- Avoid trying to bolster your view of yourself by feeding
your ego. For instance, the women who dress and act seductively in an
attempt either to attract or to manipulate men is not really going to
feel good about herself in the end. Men who bully others, including
women, may briefly feel worthy. But it won't last.
- Keep your word, even if there are negative consequences in
telling the truth, the whole truth.
- Learn the difference between self respect and self
centeredness. Find a few people you really trust, and ask them to point
out when things you do for "eself"e are either
dishonest or at the
expense of others.
- Decide what your values really are, and live by them. What
is important to you? Does your everyday life reflect what you say your
- Surround yourself with the people you respect the most.
Adapted from the Recovery Book
(Check all that apply to you)
I am smart enough.
I deserve good things in life.
I am satisfied with my looks.
I am a good friend.
I am lovable.
I usually live up to my expectations of myself.
I can make mistakes without feeling bad about myself.
Now, share your answers with your counselor.
|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
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
"eOraQuick Advance"e. 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.
Whiskey Industry Sweetens Youth
The whiskey industry has created lighter and
sweeter versions of its products, hoping to appeal to women and
drinkers in their 20's and 30's. The move comes after whiskey makers
saw the success that the vodka industry has had with its alternative
flavors. The scotch industry is hoping for the same success with its
whiskey flavored citrus, vanilla, and honey. Adam Harris, a 28 year old
bartender at Dylan Prime, a steakhouse in Manhattan, N.Y. said the
sweeter whiskey drinks are catching on because they are "ean
for beginners to get acquainted with the single malts."e Along
new flavors, distillers are also updating their labeling and publishing
catchy print ads.
The Wall Street Journal
Computer Lab Available
We now have a computer lab available for our
clients to learn and practice basic computer skills. Just check with
your counselor to schedule a time.
Dr. Candace McDaniel
8021 East R.L. Thornton Fwy, Suite A
Dallas, Texas 75228
Call (214) 328-4848 or
for more information