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17- If a bird sees a trap being set, it knows to stay away.
18- But these people set an ambush for themselves; they are trying to get themselves killed.
19- Such is the fate of all who are greedy for money;it robs them of life.
20- Wisdom shouts in the streets. She cries out in the public square.
21- She calls to the crowds along the main street, to those gathered in front of the city gate:
22- “How long, you simpletons, will you insist on being simpleminded? How long will you mockers relish your mocking? How long will you fools hate knowledge?
23- Come and listen to my counsel. Ill share my heart with you and make you wise.
24- “I called you so often, but you wouldnt come. I reached out to you, but you paid no attention.
25- You ignored my advice and rejected the correction I offered.
A WORD TO DROP: “BLAME”
To see how erratic emotions victimized us often took a long time. We could perceive them quickly in others, but only slowly in ourselves First of all, we had to admit that we had many of these defects, even though such disclosures were painful and humiliating. Where other people were concerned, we had to drop the word “blame” from our speech and thought
TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 47
When I did my Fourth Step, following the Big Book guidelines, I noticed that my grudge list was filled with my prejudices and my blaming others for my not being able to succeed and to live up to my potential. I also discovered I felt different because I was black. As I continued to work on the Step, I learned that I always had drunk to rid myself of those feelings. It was only when I sobered up and worked on my inventory, that I could no longer blame anyone.
Choose A Cardiovascular Activity That You Like
While this may seem rather obvious, many people completely miss the boat on this one. Choosing an activity that you like will ensure that you keep doing it long term. There are many choices to pick from such as walking on the pavement, treadmill, an elliptical machine, stair stepper, recumbent bike, aerobics video, etc. Just choose your weapon of choice and go for it!
After a person addicted to drugs or alcohol undergoes detox, the next major phase of their treatment is in-depth, holistic counseling. Many physical and psychological dependencies come with addiction, along with external influences and spiritual issues that can put their sobriety at risk. Extended care drug and alcohol treatment is for people who are new to recovery or have had difficulty remaining clean and sober after participating in other short-term programs.
At Recovery in the Pines, we offer six-month and 1-year plus residential, extended-care programs for men who are ready to make a positive change for a healthy lifestyle. We take a holistic approach to treating them with services that help to heal the physical, psychological, and spiritual traumas associated with a history of substance abuse.
Our extended, holistic, Christian approach is necessary for many men who struggle staying sober. They are often taught coping skills, but then they have to re-enter their environments with no help or experience applying those skills. We give them the opportunity to reside in a safe and supportive environment in a location surrounded by natural beauty that inspires our patients to reflect and make new, healthy choices in their lives. During their stay, they receive additional treatments, therapies, and life coaching on how to not only survive, but thrive in their daily lives and receive God’s love.
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Are you, or is someone you know, ready to live a drug-free, alcohol-free, Christian life? Call us at (928) 308-4311 and our team of experts will assist you with the admissions process.