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It Takes a Village

Posted by DrFred on  December 9, 2020
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Guided by Faith and Compassion to be among the first to minister to Alcoholics Sister Mary Ignatia (1889-1966) Born Della Mary Gavin in 1889 in Ireland, Sister Ignatia worked with Dr. Bob to help admit alcoholics into St. Thomas Hospital in Akron, Ohio, starting in 1939. She surmounted obstacles to personally care for thousands of alcoholics over the next several decades, both in Akron and later at St. Vincent Charity Hospital in Cleveland. Beloved by

Addiction – A Problem or a Solution

Posted by DrFred on  October 15, 2020
Category: Resources & Links
Is it a Problem? Or is it a Solution? “Why do I or someone I love, continue to drink or use, despite the negative consequences?” This question has been asked of me thousands of times. The question comes from families and friends of someone who is struggling with addiction. It is both a complex question and a simple one as well. On the simple side, it is because it makes them feel better.  The next
Even drinking fewer than 14 units of alcohol a week was damaging. ELEVATE/ Pexels, CC BY Tony Rao, King’s College London It’s a well-known fact that drinking too much alcohol can have a serious impact on your health, including damaging your liver. But how much is too much? For conditions such as liver cirrhosis, that’s usually more than 21 units of alcohol a week – around two bottles of wine a week or one and
Pandemics can be stressful The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a new disease and what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, can make people feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. However, these actions are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Coping with stress in a healthy way will


Posted by DrFred on  August 2, 2020
Category: Resources & Links
Serenity Prayer, Part 3 Wisdom We discussed the first step, which is asking for the Serenity to accept those things we cannot change, next we looked at the Courage it takes to change the things we can.  Now we ask for the Wisdom it takes to know the difference. For so many in early recovery, the newfound sense of exhilaration we find in waking up in the morning and looking forward to the new day,