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Proverbs 6 “Lessons for Daily Life”
1 My child,[a] if you have put up security for a friends debt or agreed to guarantee the debt of a stranger
2 if you have trapped yourself by your agreement and are caught by what you said
3 follow my advice and save yourself, for you have placed yourself at your friends mercy. Now swallow your pride; go and beg to have your name erased.
4 Dont put it off; do it now! Dont rest until you do.
5 Save yourself like a gazelle escaping from a hunter, like a bird fleeing from a net.
6 Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and become wise!
7 Though they have no prince or governor or ruler to make them work,
GIVING IT AWAY
Though they knew they must help other alcoholics if they would remain sober, that motive became secondary. It was transcended by the happiness they found in giving themselves to others. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 159
Those words, for me, refer to a transference of power, through which God, as I understand Him, enters my life. Through prayer and meditation, I open channels, then I establish and improve my conscious contact with God. Through action I then receive the power I need to maintain my sobriety each day. By maintaining my spiritual condition, by giving away what has been so freely given to me, I am granted a daily reprieve.
Excercise is key to your physical recovery and proper breathing is key to excercise.
7 Key Breathing Tips
1.Try slowing down before attempting to change your breathing.
2.Focus on longer, deeper breaths.
3.Breath more from your diaphragm (belly) than your chest (chest breathing is more shallow).
4.Focus on exhaling more fully. This will remove more CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) and allow for deeper inhalations of O2 (Oxygen).
5.Allow air to enter through both the nose and mouth. This will allow for maximum O2 intake.
6.Aim to take three footsteps for every inhale, and two footsteps for every exhale (3:2 ratio).
7.One last thing try not to over-think your breathing! Its best to try to slow down, relax, and let yourself fall into your bodys natural rhythm.
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.