November 22, 2006 Some Reminders Some Helpful Numbers
Road to Recovery
Dosing hours Monday through AA - Alcoholics Anonymous
Friday are 5:30 am to 10:30 am 214-887-6699
Counseling is available NA - Narcotics Anonymous
5:30 am to 12:30 pm 972-699-9306

Recovery is a Journey

&quoteWhat I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.&quote     Hugh Millugan

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.

--Rick B.

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 Heroin Withdrawal

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 journal.

GuildePoints - News from Nada November 2006

Drug Testing

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 512-327-2802
Closed on Sunday Problem Gamblers Help-Line
Please remember to bring your SA - Sex/Love Addicts Annon.
lock boxes. 800-477-8191

Come to Group

We are Meeting Every

Saturday from

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 helpful:

  1. Actively participate in some kind support group. Whether NA, or AA, or some other support group, get involved in some kind of step work.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Keep your word, even if there are negative consequences in telling the truth, the whole truth.
  5. 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 &quoteself&quote are either dishonest or at the expense of others.
  6. Decide what your values really are, and live by them. What is important to you? Does your everyday life reflect what you say your values are?
  7. Surround yourself with the people you respect the most.
Adapted from the Recovery Book

Self Esteem

(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
Hepatitis Information
The Association of Persons
Affected by Addiction
The Twelfth Step Ministry
Lots of support groups of
various interests.
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 &quoteOraQuick Advance&quote. 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 Market

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 &quotean easy way for beginners to get acquainted with the single malts.&quote Along with the new flavors, distillers are also updating their labeling and publishing catchy print ads.

The Wall Street Journal

PC Training

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