March 30, 2007 Some Reminders Some Helpful Numbers
Road to Recovery
Dosing hours Monday through AA - Alcoholics Anonymous
Friday are 5:30am 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

"The only way out is through. The only way to heal the pain is to embrace the pain."   Fritz Perls

We are like diamonds being continually polished and perfected. As this purification proceeds, old thought forms and negative patterns rise to the surface to be released. Past unfinished business will be completed. Old traumas that have been stored in the body and mind, and soul ask to be discharged.

All of this is not a bad thing. It can be a bit frightening, as well as liberating. The fact that painful events are being remembered and re-experienced is a sign that healing is actually taking place. Although we may feel tempted to run from these thoughts and feelings, it is better for us to stay and experience them. As we allow ourselves to feel the pain, the pain begins to diminish and eventually disappears into a sea of healing, forgiveness, and empowerment.

Spirit is always helping us to release what we no longer need. Letting go of the resistance and surrendering to the process is the challenge of all who wish to recover…from anything. The past is done…it is time to move on down the journey of recovery.

--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.

Acu-Detox Testimonal

I have been going to Dr. McDaniel's clinic for a little over a year now, and I am doing great, except for the fact that I have a big problem with anxiety. I have had this problem for a large part of my life and have been on every sort of pill, natural herbal teas, exercise regimens, you name it, I have tried it.

I heard Rick was doing acupuncture. The first time was at no charge, so what did I have to lose? So, he took about 5 minutes, put five small needles in each ear (no, it does not hurt) and then turned on some music, turned off the lights and closed the door. I sat in there about thirty minutes.

It was amazing. I am one of those people who has to take "over the counter" sleeping aids because I toss and turn at night without them. It normally takes me around an hour or more to get to sleep. Well, after about 5 minutes I felt so relaxed, like I had no problems, not a care in the world. It was wonderful! I was almost asleep when the session was over. I was so relaxed and rejuvenated!

I recommend this to anyone. Thanks Dr. McDaniel! I will be back. Definitely worth the 30 minutes.

--Tiffany T.

"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disclamation to do so."

Douglas Adams

"There is nothing so easy to learn as experience, and nothing so hard to apply."

Josh Billings
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 SA - Sex/Love Addicts Annon.
your lock boxes. 800-477-8191

Come to Group

We are Meeting Every
Saturday from
8:30 AM to 9:15 AM

STD Screening The Dallas 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.

Where's the Water?

The National Health Institute has been saying for years that the average American is dehydrated. It is the number one cause of daytime fatigue. Remember, we are mostly water. A 2% drop in body water can trigger a fuzzy memory, irritability, and lack of focus. Ideally, we want to drink the equivalent amount on ounces of water to our body weight. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, you would want to drink 150 ounces of water. That's a lot of water! Most won't do it. So, please increase the intake of water, some anyway.

Here's what water does for us:

  1. Helps us lose weight. Drinking 8-10 glasses of water decreases appetite and increases metabolism and digestion.
  2. Flushes out toxins. Soft drinks, tea, coffee, and alcohol are diuretics that dehydrate the body. Water flushes out the liver and kidneys.
  3. Lubricates joints and muscles.
  4. Helps maintain healthier skin.
  5. Helps you stay regular with bowel movements.
  6. Increases energy. You can burn more calories when drinking water.
  7. Regulates body temperature. Water is 85% of your brain, 80% blood, and 70% of lean muscle.
  8. Decreased risk of heart attack. Research has shown that those who drink 5 or more glasses of water a day were less likely to die of heart attack or heart disease.
  9. Fights sickness. Water decreases the chances of getting kidney stones and urinary tract infections.
  10. You can drink too much water and actually become water intoxicated. So, remember the ounces to body weight guide.
Foot Detox

Detox Spa

Helps cleanse your body of toxins. You will feel better. 30 minutes.
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 "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.

Problem Solving

Many times we may believe we should keep our problems to ourselves. Why worry others? Or, perhaps we don't believe we'll get help and support, only pity and sympathy. Maybe we don't want others to know we have any problems.

Everybody has problems, even the people who seem to be all smiles and a "Ten" every day.

Few people solve their problems alone. Many call upon their Higher Power, or a close friend. Other folks talk with their sponsor or counselor. Some use meetings. Some folks find group settings to be the most helpful, while others feel better in a one to one setting. It is easier to find the solutions to our problems when we are willing to share our struggles with others…others who may likely have been faced with whatever it is we are faced with right now. It is when we use the resource of fellow pilgrims that our problems become less intimidating.

Every problem has a solution, even if it feels like there are no answers. When we ask for the input or guidance of others, we are admitting we are not perfect, all knowing, and all powerful. We are nurturing our humility and our fellowship with others.

"The first step to solving a problem is to tell someone about it."

John Peter Flynn

"If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we would all be millionaires."

Abigail Van Buren

Dr. Candace McDaniel
8021 East R.L. Thornton Fwy, Suite A
Dallas, Texas 75228

Call (214) 328-4848 or   for more information