Monday, December 24, 2012

Last minute recovery gifts

Last minute gift for your sponsor or sponsee? Or for you son or daughter in recovery?  Here are two suggestions, one that cost a few bucks and the other for free--you can email either gift or both.

1. FREE. Vision recovery meditations: (a Hopi tradition) Go here, pick the format you want, type in the code "Sobriety"  (capital S, no quotes) and a box will open for your name and email. Then it will take you to the free download page.

 2. $4.99 A digital copy of the Pocket Sponsor. Unfortunately it is only on the Kindle format, but the kindle reader for your computer is free.

Merry Christmas everyone, am thinking of all my friends this Christmas Eve.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

NBC dateline on drinking and drugging while driving

NBC dateline did a special on drinking and driving last night. It was very good and asked us, would you stop a drunk from driving. It was really good.

Then a friend from bayakinfoline sent me this reminder--but it has a twist ending. This is an intimate message, for all those still drinking whether or not alcoholically--Must read:

Shelly, merry Christmas to you and the family.
I want to share an experience with you--although not alcoholic, I thought you might be able to share with others who would benefit about drinking and driving. As you well know, some of us have been known to have brushes with the authorities on our way home from an occasional social session over the years. sometimes they lay in wait by the bars to "catch" us. well the other night I was out with some friends and had a couple beers and some red wine with dinner. 
Knowing full well I may have been slightly if not well, over the limit, I did something I have never done before. I took a cab home. Sure enough, I passed a check point by the police--but because I was in a cab, they waved it through. I was so happy not to have been caught drunk driving. I arrived home safely without incident, which was a real surprise because I have never driven a cab before and am not sure where I got it or what to do with it in my garage. So be care this season and Merry Christmas and Happy New year!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tips from The Ranch at Dove Tree for living safely on the edge during holidays | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Often, alcoholics and addicts use the holidays for relapse. But hey, us addicts use any excuse to drink and drug! They used to say in the groups, "I drank because it was a holiday, or a rainy day, or a work day or Saturday  Sunday, Monday....

Yeah, we drank and used because we are addicts! That's the long and the short of it. So read this article from Dove Tree Ranch...A few good tips for the that young person in recovery. Click through to read the whole article.

Tips from The Ranch at Dove Tree for living safely on the edge during holidays | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: "The holidays don’t have to be predictable. In a sincere attempt to lighten up, Jack Britton suggests ways to spice up December:
Often the holidays offer face time with relatives who grew up in a different era. Dive below the surface and actually get to know Grandma. Who was her first crush? (Fidel Castro!) What did she get away with as a kid? (Armed robbery!)".......

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Gift for you from Day By Day!

A Gift for you from Day By Day!

For one week only, we are giving away the digital format of our newest book, "Sitting in Pictures, Vision Meditations for Addiction Recovery". Read about it below--. With over 280 illustrations, it is a great way to begin the holidays.

Delivery Format:in PDF, epub for Nook, iPad, and most ereaders and also Kindle format. Go to the following link and use the coe "sobriety" and download for FREE--DOWNLOAD NOW. Offer expires December 4.
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Sitting in Pictures, Vision Meditations for Addiction Recovery: "Sitting in Pictures, Vision Meditations for Addiction Recovery

by Peoples of the Earth Peoples of the Earth Peoples of the Earth
Illustrated by Christine Sundly

Description: This is a a deeply spiritual addiction recovery meditation book based on the Hopi tradition of 'sitting in pictures.' It contains 280 visual mediations as well as a 12 Step Principle and the wisdom of an Elder or tribal adage from people's around the world. Based on the Maya Tzolkin spiritual round, the days do not reflect the western Gregorian calendar. Instead the season are used for reference: Summer Solstice, Harvest Time, Winter Solstice, Spring Equinox. Letting the Spirit guide them, readers may use the meditations randomly or begin at the first mediation and go 280 days, then begin again. We trust that every reader will bring their own guidance when creating the healing visualization in each page of days. This meditation book is illustrated by Christine Sundly of the Menominee Nation (Menominee means 'wild rice' in Chippawa). For more information please go to the website

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Celebrate Recovery for Christians

Although Celebrate Recovery is aimed at Christians, it still works with the 12 step principles. They also have a sheet of our most popular slogans that you can download and print--It's nice--print it out and tike to your next meeting.

Read about Celebrate Recovery here:
Home Page: "Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered and Bible-based 12 Step Recovery Program. The purpose is to focus on God’s healing power through fellowship with others. By working the 12 Steps and the 8 Beatitude Principles, issue groups open up, share experiences, and explore hope. In this way, we become willing to accept God’s grace in solving our problems."

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

More Recovery Slogans

More Recovery Slogans: "Recovery slogans are deeply rooted in the real life experience of millions of recovering people. Although often overused and sometimes not appreciated, they do not lose their truth.

The following recovery slogans were suggested over time by DRA members who have found them useful in their personal dual recoveries. They are not part of DRA World Network approved literature, nor are they authored or copyrighted by Dual Recovery anonymous."

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Recovery Slogans

Recovery Slogans: "Recovery Slogans

Alcoholics Anonymous Slogans

AA  formally uses these Simple Slogans to assist members to recover during difficult periods.

Easy Does It
First Things First
Live and let Live
another good slogan site!

One Day At a Time
But for the Grace of God
Principles before Personalities
Al-Anon Family Groups Slogans

Al-Anon formally uses the above AA Slogans as well as these slogans to assist members to recover during difficult periods.

Let go and let God
This too shall pass
Let it begin with me
Just for today
Courage to change"

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Second edition of "Walk Softly and Carry a Big Book" coming

It'll be about a month, but the second edition is coming out. the book is a lot more popular than we anticipated! Yeah. Its fun. If you have a good slogan that you would like to see in the book, now is the time to get it to us! Remember, slogans are wisdom in shorthand.

AA Meeting Quotes Slogans and other inspirational sayings from Alcoholics Anonymous 12 step programs

Here's ome great slogans and a good site to bookmark.

AA Meeting Quotes Slogans and other inspirational sayings from Alcoholics Anonymous 12 step programs: ""Pain is the touchstone of spiritual growth."

"Happiness is appreciating what you have, not getting what you want."

"If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it."

"Remember: It's ok to look back but don't stare. "

" Alcoholic drinking's three stages: impulsive, compulsive, repulsive. "
"Those who abandon their dreams will discourage yours"

"We can no longer be content with just getting by."

"I spent a lifetime in hell and it only took me twelve steps to get to heaven."

"Would you like to be right or happy?""

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