Miscellaneous facebook posts

In an effort to not leave out blogger followers stuff that I post on facebook I will do blog posts of some of the facebook entries.

For instance I posted a note on an article on the Washington Post that highlighted that walking is good for you and may help your brain and stave off depression. So go take a hike!!


SMART Recovery USA posted an article from Psychology Today on how to finish stuff you start.


Carl Hart is a name to keep on your radar for all things related to recovery issues. He came from humble beginnings to earn a PhD in research psychology and is a Columbia University Professor. He has challenged conventional wisdom in addiction issues, such as addicts can make rational decisions. Here is an interview with him from the latest Skeptic magazine.

Click to access CarlHart.pdf

Please as double punch to say there are 2 new SMART meetings in Orange County. The one mentioned below (Tuesday 7:30 PM 2165 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa CA 92626) and a new one in Cypress. Saturday 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Straight Talk Counseling Clinic, 5712 Camp Street, Cypress, CA 90630

Updated flyer:

Non 12 Step Recovery Meetings in Orange County, California

SMART Recovery Meetings: (smartrecoveryoc.org maintains an up to date local meeting list.)

Sundays, 5:30 pm to 7 pm. Kaiser Irvine Medical Center, 6640 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92618 Conference Room 6 (5th Floor) in Medical Office Building 2 (MOB2) Enter the office building that’s contiguous with the hospital. Take the elevators to the 5th floor. Follow the signs to Conference Room 6. You’ll see a sign: C6. steve.smart@cox.net

Tuesday 7:30 PM 2165 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa CA 92626 info@smartrecoveryoc.org

Saturday 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Straight Talk Counseling Clinic, 5712 Camp Street, Cypress, CA 90630 fligbigmc@yahoo.com

Life Ring Meeting :

Thursdays, 7 to 8 pm. St. Joachim’s Annex, 1943 Orange Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 02627 Saint Joachim Church is on the corner of Orange Ave and Walnut. The Annex is on the opposite corner of the church. Take the walkway to the back of the Annex and the meeting will be the door on the left. jmars4@sbcglobal.net

Women for Sobriety:

Women for Sobriety do have a local meeting. For information go to http://www.womenforsobriety-dot-org and request information by clicking on the contact link on the upper right of the web page.

Refuge Recovery:

Tuesday – 7:30 pm – Harmony HB Yoga and Wellness Center, 16907 Algonquin St., Huntington Beach, CA kkovacks@yahoo.com

Fridays at 7pm – 1040 West 17th St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627 klhuberty@gmail.com

SOS (Secular Oriented Sobriety or Save OurSelves)

Monday 7:30 at 5691 Vonnie Lane, Cypress 90630, “In the garage”.

For secular oriented AA meetings agnosticaanyc.org keeps an up to date list of meetings.

(Meeting information accurate as of June, 2015. To verify please use listed emails. To learn more about these approaches to recovery check out smartrecovery.org, http://www.refugerecovery.org, and lifering.org.)

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