Childhood trauma and Addiction

Childhood trauma and Addiction In my blog post dated 8/27/15 I briefly mentioned a book about childhood trauma. Having been involved in recovery for about 25 years I’ve noticed that many people in recovery from addiction have histories of childhood trauma or growing up in a dysfunctional family. One time I mentioned in a meetingContinue reading “Childhood trauma and Addiction”

Exclusive screening of The Business of Recovery

Exclusive screening of The Business of Recovery This is a documentary worth checking out. When it comes to shopping for rehabs “let the buyer beware.” Sponsored by: Practical Recovery Location: Triangle Cinemas, 1870 Harbor Blvd Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Date: Sunday, August 30th Time: 2:00 pm Tickets: $12 Contact: PLEASE NOTE: Advance Tickets only.Continue reading “Exclusive screening of The Business of Recovery”

Updated list for Non 12 Step Recovery Meetings

Updated list for Non 12 Step Recovery Meetings in Orange County, California SMART Recovery Meetings: Sunday,  Women’s Meeting. 11 am to 12:30 pm. 1954 Placentia Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Meeting is in the cafeteria, room 104. Sundays, 5:30 pm to 7 pm. Kaiser Irvine Medical Center, 6640 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92618 ConferenceContinue reading “Updated list for Non 12 Step Recovery Meetings”

The Red Pill or the Blue Pill?

The Red Pill or the Blue Pill? On the SMART facilitator listserv there are many of the meeting facilitators who incorporate Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) into their meetings. ACT is a Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) that was developed in the 90’s. The ACT Matrix was developed over the past 10 years or so. TheContinue reading “The Red Pill or the Blue Pill?”

SMART Hosting

Facilitator – Host Training SMART meetings function with a facilitator. To learn more and possibly take the training check out this website. We need all the facilitators we can get. There’s a $75 dollar charge and the training you get is great. There’s also a more basic course where you can become a Host.Continue reading “SMART Hosting”

More news and views

A sober look at sober living homes. If contemplating going to one or referring someone to one be sure to take a good look at the home. Check out this article in The Fix. Sober living homes coming under scrutiny in Costa Mesa. Often these facilities are not welcome in the neighborhood. It’s operatingContinue reading “More news and views”