Alcohol Abuse Effects Holistic OC


Alcohol abuse effects are numerous and alcohol abuse effects are deadly. Alcohol abuse effects range from legal troubles to cirrhosis of the liver. Alcohol abuse effects also can be put into two categories- short term and long term. There are alcohol abuse effects that can clear up in the first year or two of sobriety. Some times alcohol abuse effects will never clear up.

When use of alcohol becomes abuse of alcohol a few things occur. The first and most apparent is the want of more alcohol. This obsession sets in shortly after abuse begins. The obsession will grow and grow the more and more alcohol is abused. It is an endless cycle of addiction.

Shortly after the obsession has set in, the damage begins. The first thing to go is concentration level. The alcohol abuser will become more scattered in thought as time goes on. This is the first sign of short-term memory loss.

Another alcohol abuse effect is blackouts. Blackouts are occurrences where the user loses time. It is as if the abuser is in a dreamless sleep, but to everyone else he/she is awake and acting as if fully conscious. Blackouts are an extremely dangerous alcohol abuse effect. During these times the alcoholic can do things and not even remember.

Both short-term memory loss and blackouts are mental alcohol abuse effects. There are numerous physical alcohol abuse effects. Alcohol is a poison to the body. The endocrine system of the human makeup treats it as such. Therefore it runs through the liver during natural detoxification. Being that it is a poison it erodes the liver causing cirrhosis. Cirrhosis can then lead to liver failure, which will eventually result in death.

There are also the alcohol abuse effects that happen outside of the body. These consist of legal troubles and relationship problems. Many alcohol abusers experience difficulty in managing their lives. This unmanageability leads to destruction. This destruction comes in many forms. Some users lose jobs, while others lose spouses. These all lead the drinker to more drinking. More drinking leads the user to more physical problems and more physical problems lead to death.

Alcohol abuse effects are devastating. Some alcoholics will drive drunk and accidentally kill someone. Some alcoholics end up in jail or homeless. No matter how you look at it, alcohol abuse leads down a road that you don’t want to take. Stop going down that road before you become so lost that the cycle continues. We can help mend the broken ties of alcohol. We can help stop alcohol abuse effects from growing worse. But we can’t do it until your here. So call us. Out operators are standing by.

Loriann Witte CAC, CNDAI, RAS




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Lifestyle Intervention Weight Loss Conference

2012 Lifestyle Intervention Conference


I have comps for the 2012 Lifestyle Intervention Conference!!! call or text (949) 413-4109

Spandex defines my wardrobe. Weight loss is a life style change. I lost 30 lbs in this last year.

Daily yoga classes, running with my best girl friend (my dog Lulu). My run is just little steps, but a run. I wear Niki wet dry pull overs in bright colors. No more all black with loose fits to hide the budges. I am an active athlete, a gym rat. I know all of my outdoorsy neighbors, including their dogs and cats. Hanging out with our neighborhood pool crowd I meet a lot of kids. The beautiful people have become my peer group.

Pink Niki Frees with all of the pink & black fixings. The lessons learned via my latest Niki investment of running shoes, the blue with orange stars on the heels. these new shoes have taught me many things I didn't know.

I did know I had to have an orange collection (Orange for Orange County California)

This if what I have learned

Lesson #1. Too much orange can happen easily
Lesson #2. Pieces of the pink collection really blows mixed with the orange collection
Lesson #3. The blues of Nike's orange & blue must match
Lesson #4. All advancing diva's will sport 'light coral lipstick, at some point in life

I am having fun with my new self.

My life is full of beautiful color, planing to collect colorful apparel, , exercise, exploring walks-runs, and invitations from my almost 40 son to hang out on active adventures with him & my Granddaughter.

A life of weight loss and fitness has given me all of this. My son has taken me to the San Diego zoo to ride the zip line, Disneyland every other week, and we took my dear granddaughters to 'The Grove' in Los Angeles to The American Girl Doll Store than topped that off with a few hours walk back at Disney. All of this means walking, stamina, 12 hours and more of movement with joy, no pauses for too tired or complaints.

I will be 61 years old in a couple of weeks and my young adult son wants to be with me for one reason is because I am fit enough and want to do marathon walking with he & his energizer bunny of a 3 years old daughter. Because I am in great shape and totally up to it. We are fellow Fit RX grads. Do you know how good it is to have a "hang in there for all the fun" attitude in common with my own son.

Thank God for the Lifestyle Intervention Conference. Really, for me, it all started there. My son had lost 60lbs and I became inspired. My son is Jerrod Menz. He and his partner Michael Cartwright have the Fit RX program in Brentwood, TN. This program is about weigh loss, fitness, and anti-aging.

Fit RX taught my son how to get healthy, lowering his dangerous levels of cholesterol and blood pressure. He looks great too. I can see the beauty of his Dad and my Dad in their youth back in his looks now.

The fitness and wight loss industry represented themselves to the addiction treatment folks at the Lifestyle Intervention Conference last year in 2011. Billy Banks of tae bo cardio was there. I sat with ' The Biggest Loser, Danny Cahill' and his wife a couple of times. So many of my addiction treatment colleges were there it was like our addiction recovery and intervention CEU conferences, but with a twist of new exciting information, materials, and people. The life transforming success stories moved me to seek another level of healing in my own addictive personality.

With 24 years of major healing in my own sobriety, my eyes were being opened once again for more to be revealed.

Turning 60 at 190+ lbs is all about slowing down, aches & pains, hips & feet

weakening and hurting. One of my goals in life as a girl has been to be cute & sexy. My attractive women thing felt like it had become a part of the past.

Getting to hear the talks and reading the words of the ageless, active presenters at this premiere Lifestyles Interventions Conferance started giving me that "I can do anything feeling" that I had caught early on in AA and NA.

Maybe aging is just a number, and my life experience is made up of what ever I believe about myself and about life's possibilities.

Brad Lamm was at the conference, we had worked together on an intake and intervention team a few years earlier. Now Brad was a best selling author of many books including “Just 10 Pounds." As I wonder if I had picked up 25 lbs since the last time I had seen Brad my son walked by looked great. Leaving size 12 for 14 was a drag but I had just bought a size 16 dress for this Vegas trip so I bought the book "Just 10 Pounds" on CD. As my American Express changed hands I made had a vision of a lean and strong me. I took on a new attitude. Not knowing what the process would look like, I knew I would take the idea of a whole new way home with me.

All inspired by this great trip and the book I stopped drinking soda & coffee.

Upon awakening I think about my food & exercise plan. Walked the dog every morning the whole way around our housing park and wrote it down. Weighed myself daily drinking lots of water, thinking about protein, veggies, & fruit. Picking up tips & inspiration from my "Just 10 lbs" CD's. I got even more into it as I felt stronger. There is a spiritual self love aspect that was right up my alley agreeing well with my years in 12-step programs. In 6 months I had lost 22 lbs.

I told my son I wanted to go to Fit RX.

Truly the first 3 days there are detox days. I questioned wether I would stay or go home every couple of hours. In the midst of these brain chemistry changes, I felt a 'do or die' tenacity boiling up within me. Each day into it I felt that I couldn't have gone through the last days for nothing. My husband had told me I was doing the Fit RX treatment for both of us, for our relationship, and to bring health into our home. On the 4th day the 3 hours in the gym on 1000 calories a day routine became a part of me.

Once again I felt a new freedom and a new happiness. The food was really good. The therapy and nutrition classes enabled me to recognize that I was not feeling hunger because my body needed fuel. What I was identifying as hunger was the withdrawal from an addictive habit.

The letting go of life defeating repetitive behaviors can be seen clearly in the feelings that lingers long after a person has detoxed nicotine during smoking cessation. Cigarettes are full of poisons that have killed millions but the craving to smoke feels like you must only survive if you sooth that craving. And the big truth is we can quit smoking, drinking, doing crack and entertaining ourselves with food until we eating and relaxing our way out of health and youthfulness. Overcoming addictions to behaviors that no longer serve us is not too easy but it is doable. Life is so much better on the other side in recovery. It's an adventure that many other people have been able to do successfully. If all these people can do it so can I.

My Fit RX class had several disabled vets in it. A Marine with a prosthetic leg (lost a limb in Afghanistan) wore a tee-shirt that said "Pain is Weakness Leaving the Body." When we'd work out and our trainers called for one more set, these guys would yell

"Too Easy Drill Sargent" the girls and I would have a laugh and buck up.

Happier, and healthier than I have been in years. This is a new era of fitness in my life that I didn't know was still available to me. I am going back to Fit RX this month for week just to stay on track and recharge my commitment.

I am definitely going to this years Lifestyle Intervention Conferance 2012.

October 1st through the 3rd. See you at the Bellagio, you all will see a trimmer younger me this year. All dressed in fancy spandex work out gear. Hey, I wore my spandex to church this year for Easter, just cause I can.

To register for this years Lifestyle Intervention Conferance 2012 http://www.lifestyleintervention.org/

Fit RX. http://www.fitrxbrentwood.com/

Just 10 Pounds. http://bradlamm.com/books.php?mod=books_writings_books&item=286

Brad Lamm on the Doctor oz show http://vimeo.com/7708186

Michael Cartwright http://www.lifestyleintervention.org/speakers/michael-cartwright/

Jerrod Menz http://vimeo.com/36810838

Joan Evans Faye my dear girlfriend know as "Cheif Rainbow" by many Orange County recovery programs made the trip with me. We shared a room at The Four Season's. Both Joan and I are vegaterians. We took pictures of the meals absolut works of art. Joan is writng a cook book & shopping guide for people in recovery of 20 recipes.

You can call me for more info on of this 949-292-2000 Contact Me Now!




My heart goes out Pain Pill Addiction

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My heart goes out to those with the pain pill thing
That's a confusing mess.  
I don't know if you started out with them for physical pain or
what.  I just know that when you take opiates, even if it is for physical
pain,
what happens is we start to notice it treats emotional pain
also.  At least it numbs out the emotional pain for a while.  
 
The problem with most drug use is its unstable and the effects change.
Pretty soon it does not help much with physical pain, actually creates
more pain and sickness
by keeping you down and not letting your body
heal it's self with exercise, sleep, and food.  Once the addiction kicks in we do not want to even talk about giving up the medications. We start to ignore our emotional issues more than we should so the emotional pain gets worse than when we started out.

 
For me I didn’t mean to get addicted.  My intention was not to screw anything up.  I was looking for a solution to a problem.  I used drugs as the solution, but it was the wrong solution and became bigger than the original problem.  

The most important part of recovery from opiates is a very comfortable detox.  Treatment Referral Orange County offers placements that will work with your private insurance or your cash budget. Get a comfortable medicine assisted detox for about a week or up to 10 days.  
 
Treatment Referral Orange County only refers to detox settings who use good comfort meds, cutting edge suboxone cocktails. Some of the detox units offer massage, acupuncture, meditation music, and live food to get your body working again.  

Our philosophy is that medicine assisted detox along with lots of personal tender loving care and some soft, quite, encouraging talk helps a person maintain their dignity while they heal and become well. 
    
People do not have to keep going back and forth with these pills, it does not have to be that way.  There is comfort and peace of mind in recovery.  Addicts do recover. I do not have drug craving in my life today.  I no longer suffer from chronic pain. I have been able to become strong with holistic solutions. 

My pain had healed and I didn't even know it. Even if you don't believe this can be true for you, know it is true for me. I changed my thinking and changed my life.


You can Google my name Loriann Witte and see lots of stuff I have written about recovery and about using.  I am a clean recovering addict with a good life, and more happy time than sad.  I believe this can happen for you too.  I’m here if you need me.
Loriann Witte 949-292-2000 or text 949-413-4109
info@wirecovery.com

Get out of Los Angeles for Drug Rehab







Do you every think about getting out of the city and going away some place nice to get clean and sober?  Get you head shrunk a little.  Getting a tan, going to the gym, maybe some massages, chiropractor, good detox meds, stuff like that. 
     
That's how I did it some years ago.  I was living in the hot city and everywhere I looked was someone I had some bad business with.  Everyday was the same.  I wanted a change, but just got up and did it all over again.  

Personally I called an addiction help hot line and they hooked me up with a place in Laguna Beach.  I was very broke but I ask my Mother-in-law to talk to the hot line people and she agreed to put up some money for me to get clean. 

If you want to get out of Los Angeles for drug rehab 
call me 949-292-2000
or text my cell 949-413-4109
Loriann.Witte@gmail.com

Here is a story of my personal recovery if you want to read it.

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Loriann Witte     Wits Inn Recovery and Wits End Interventions
My person story of Recovery from Mental Illness and Addiction
      If you are or if your loved one is caught in this vicious cycle
of Addiction feeding into to Depression, my story of recovery and

Drug Treatment Rehab may touch you can help.  
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issues while stabilizing dual diagnosis people for over 20 years.
Call 949-292-2000
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Addicts do Recover

Loriann’s Personal story




Gratitude and Grace

How do I feel about myself today after years in recovery? I can sleep. I can go to sleep at night, right out, with out taking anything. Being able to sleep gives me the energy to get up in the morning and be a part of life. I have learned that getting up on time is an important factor in my being a productive member of society. Going to bed on time, and being able to sleep is just as important. In the early months of recovery sleep did not come easily to me for a while. I was told I wouldn’t die from losing sleep. Getting some sober time was promised as the answer to my difficulties. Thank God I hung in there and stayed clean waiting to see that staying sober would change my life for the better. We have to give clean time, time to change us. 
This means a great deal to me. I never could sleep before getting clean. I laid awake and suffered, thinking of all of my insurmountable problems. I’d think and think instead of sleep. My mind played movies for me every night in living color. I’d lay in bed and re-live any embarrassment or shame from the now showing selection of my mental movie collection. The program of recovery has showed me how to clean up my act. I don’t experience embarrassment and shame on a regular basis in my new live. 
My brain chemistry is balanced. I live without drugs or alcohol. No more getting high and then coming down hard. Hurt feelings are no longer the status quo. 
I roll through my life suiting up and showing up. I do my part as a human being. From the time I wake up in the morning, anytime symptoms of the dis-ease start to come on me, I keep reminding myself to think, how I can be of service. The Big Book of AA says some symptoms of the disease of addiction are ‘becoming bored, restless, and dis-content.’ I know I have to watch out for these feelings. 
The hours of the day when I am awake are mine to enjoy. I now feel like I lead my life, I’m at choice about what I am going to experience. In active addiction my life leads me. I just watched as things happened to me. All thinking was centered in the getting and using and finding ways and means to get more. The disease of addiction talked to me all of the time. “Ok Loriann, you just stay high while we go to divorce court. While you are working on getting money to use, we are now going through eviction.” The disease told me “you drive better drunk, so now we are going to jail.” 
Taking step 1 of the 12 steps made me realize I was powerless over drugs and my life had become unmanageable. Step by step this new way of thinking gave me the freedom to have power in the other parts of my life. Working the steps and going to meetings quieted down the voice of my dis-ease. I am free to choose how I act and even how I think. I’m learning to put a positive spin on most everything. I feel so much better because of positive thinking. I declare myself as happy, joyous, and free.
I have come to believe that I gave up enough of my life to fret, worry and discord. I have changed my mind and choose to walk on the path of hope, good works, and taking very special care of my precious self. 
Most of my life I was shy. More than shy I was afraid of people. I could only communicate by being rough and tough, or a desperate victim. Raising my hand and sharing in meetings taught me that I do have something to say. The people in the meetings starting responding to me differently when I was able to share about the new solutions I was learning. 

If you are wondering what going to all of these 12-step meetings can possible do for you, know that all of us had this same question. It’s a new way of spending our time with people. It is healthy to be around other people who are in the process of making a difference in their own lives and the lives of others. The people in the meetings are talking about what they are doing to cope. As alcoholics and addicts we know plenty about the problems of life. We know all about what we do not want. Solution is the message of the program. Meetings are a life style. I go most everyday because that is what I believe will keep me clean and sane. 
Getting commitments in meetings and eventually being a part of service taught me about how to interact. In service to AA & NA we learned how to operate a business meeting according to standards but we all said the serenity prayer before we started. In service you find plenty of differing ideas about what is the best way to carry the message of recovery. The message I got out of this was to accept the things I can not change. It is better to be happy and healthy than it is to be right. I learned preserving the power of the group conscious was more important than a personal victory. The lessen I learned in all of this is humility. Humility is not to be confused with humiliation. Humility for me has been about valuing my ability to be a part of systems that benefit me and others. I am able to be an important part of the system with out it being all about me. This is a whole new attitude and out look on life. 
Going to meetings and working a program has taught me so many useful skills. One way to love my job is to be responsible. The ability to respond comes along with the ability to be awake for the time I am being paid to respond to my company’s needs. Part of being responsible is to wake up on time with a good attitude about being of service. Another part of this recipe is to go to bed on time. Being able to wake up happy and get excited about my plans for the day is a skill not luck. Taking good care of my brain has become very important to me. 
Life in addiction was filled with “Oh, I can take it.” I used to say “When it’s too tough for everybody else, it’s just right for me.” That is a philosophy of the past that no longer serves me. Recovery has taught me if a gentle flow with life is what I desire, it is most reasonable to treat my self and others genteelly. We reap as we sow. 
Swimming up stream all the time proved to be undesirable. I am very much my own person. When I feel I disagree with an established pattern within my scope, I change my own action. Lighting one candle, let change begin with me. 
As I write this story I have been married for pretty long term. My husband and I have also come a long way in learning how to be loving partners in peaceful co-existence. We have come to know through an abundance of trial and error how to support each others’ individual life experience with out one life defining the other. I walk beside my husband giving as much love and respect as I can muster. When his walk is not a part of my highest good it gives me another opportunity to individuate and have personal strength within my self. In the course of a long term marriage (or even a new relationship) people don’t always live up to who they want to be. My husband is my dear friend as often as I let him be and as often as he is able to be. I appreciate the time of love and support we have been able to share with each other over the years. 

I married my drug connection whom I met in a bar at 6:00 AM. We were married 6 years before recovery. Even after we got clean we have not always been sober together. That’s the way it is and reality has to be acceptable to me if I am to know peace. All in all my marriage is the best part of my life.
I’m not afraid anymore. Fear was my number one feeling. The feelings of anger and rejection all turned out to be based in fear. I got to take a look at these old feelings and events with a sober head. While writing my steps I came to know a lot of the unrest I went through was all a bunch of fear. Some of the 12 step writing helped me like a road map. Writing the steps established a state of grace in my thinking. I went back over things and started to see that everybody does the best thing they can think of to do in each moment just like I have. I began to forgive others; I have since then forgiven myself. I feel safe and sure. I love myself. I passionately enjoy being alive. 
Observing the passage of time and events with out judgment is such a gift of serenity. What happens does not have to be judged as good or bad. Very often now I can understand that what ever happens is neither good nor bad but all just part of life experience. That kind of level headed, art of just being, allows me to feel safe and happy to be me.
My journey to serenity has been about rounding off the rough edges of my personality. Somehow I took on a mistaken idea that I had to make a big production out of everything to feel alive or to be noticed. In recovery I know it is so important to be slow to anger and quick to forgive. 
I like the idea of keeping my side of the street clean. The light I shine on all of my days gives me energy to create my own intentions. I take the time to formulate what I want to happen then take the action to support my intention. My big deal is to trust. Trust the process of the program of recovery. 
I have learned how to love myself so much, that I can love you and carry the message of hope in recovery. I’ve come a long way, baby. I don’t know why I had to walk the crooked path. The why of the past isn’t as important to me, as it once was. What I know is true is that my way has been made clear before me. The crooked path has been made straight.
In my years as a member of the recovery community I have seen so many people come and go. It appears to be much easier to get clean than it is to stay clean. Only the diligent make it for any period of time. Meeting makers make it. The absolute joy is the miracles that have unfolded before my eyes. I also know the ones who have come and stayed in the program. We share our lives together. By sitting in meetings with these people we do the wed and the dead together. It is said NA means Never Alone.
I have young people in my life. I remember hearing about their conception. We all worried about the parents’ sobriety. Could they handle a child? Could they step up to the plate and be parents? I have seen everything that could happen has happened to the parents and the children of recovery. Some couples stayed together, some did not. In my 21 years of recovery I have seen life find a way and the next generation is here, ready or not, life goes on. Some of the children were raised by clean parents of spirit. I know program kids who are so healthy they shine brightly. I know program kids who have died all ready. 

I believe the kids of those who stayed clean are innately better off than the kids of those who have continued in the struggle. The best thing of all that I know is, that it’s all good. We are each on our own path. Every one of us is on an individual journey as we evolve to our ever increasing diversity. I believe we are all born perfect, whole and complete individualized expressions of love. 
When I was a kid, I woke in the morning to see my family and receive my nurturing. Then I wanted to run, and jump, and play, and live my freedom in bliss. I was compelled to love and have as much fun as possible. 
Somewhere along the line I decided my parents maybe were not the perfect teachers, nor the most intelligent, most loving, most beautiful people in the world. 
As I had held belief in parental perfection belief as absolute truth, I was crushed to find I they may have had faults. I was so angry and hurt by the knowledge of their humanness that I decided they appeared to have more serious faults than most others. These childhood condemnations lead me to loose faith in all established systems and a rebellious spirit became my constant companion. 
The first thing I heard in my recovery program was your resentments will kill you. Then in Alanon I heard “It doesn’t matter, doesn’t matter, and doesn’t matter.” I knew I was on to something. The fact that every little detail of life was not my business gave me a new idea that forgiveness of others was possible. These revelations lead me to begin to understand self forgiveness was recommended. As I took in these earth shaking concepts they showed me the way I had been thinking was way off. I was promised I’d find peace if I could change my mind. 
A large portion of my spare time is spent maintaining my spiritual condition. I go to work and I go to meetings, or to my church. I talk on the phone to people who are not using and who want to help me in my recovery; I listen to peaceful music so I can have some meditation. Good food, the decorations in my clean house, exercise like walking my dog on trails I like, this kind of stuff keeps me together. I find my way out of continuing to do things that I don’t like. I don’t take part in actions that upset me. Taking care of business doesn’t have to include suffering. There is a solution. 
My well being is of top priority. Doing what is important to me in a way that I can feel good about myself makes it possible for me to stay clean. Being mindful of other people’s feelings is a part of recovery too. Do no harm. Be polite. 
Living our lives trying to make others happy is often one of the key ingredients in the addictive process. This is the selfish part of the program. While recovery is about being of service, and learning how to give; it is also about taking care of yourself so you have something to give. We must always replenish the well. We can’t give away something we haven’t got. Being of service is not about being a martyr. Stretching beyond our comfort zone is how we grow. There are many paradoxes in the program we must be willing to be a little uncomfortable and try new things, but then find a way to be comfortable in this new action. We can be of service without trying to be who other people want us to be. My adjusted attitude can make what was once impossible very doable. We must find a way to be kind to ourselves and others. 

Faith is an action in that way. My thinking is powerful. Another one of the great gifts of recovery is the ability to realize that this is my life to live as I choose. I take the action to go to meetings and be at the center of the heard. I am not floating around the edges of the safety and happiness zones. I go to church and make sure people know I am there. I love relationships. That’s my favorite thing. I go to meetings and most often speak up and share, I thank the speaker, and stay after the meeting is over to talk to people. 
In recovery I have been taught that my shyness was some kind of self centered fear. My life was controlled at one time by the fear of what people will think of me. As I listened in meetings I came to understand that everyone spends most of their energy thinking about them selves and not so much about me. Some of what I hear shared in meetings teaches me what to do and some of it teaches me what not to do. It’s all good. Meetings are not something I take only when I need them. What ever that means! 
For me I feel that I have found my life’s meaning. Addiction was a primary part of my existence for so long even before I stated using, addiction was around me. I have replaced it with recovery being primary. My main job has been and continues to be carrying a message of hope to addicts and their families. Work is what I do in between 
meetings to pay my bills. 
I went from a broken lost soul to a woman of power. What a trans-formative journey. Maybe your addiction story is similar or very different than mine. Getting clean and sober is possible for all of us. The lie is dead, we do recover. The clean and sober part is only the beginning that opens the door to changing our thinking. What I think about myself and how I think about others has truly changed. I have learned how to live walking the path of serenity and good will. For this I am grateful. 
Today I work in treatment. I love my work. I am an interventionist. I belief in my message that addicts

do recover and recovery is a much better life than active addiction gives me the confidence to get on a plane and go do this very personal work with people I have never even met.
949-292-2000
 
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Loriann Witte CAC
Wits Inn
Wits End Recovery

Loriann Witte CAC, CNDAI, RAS

is the founder of the Wits Inn Recovery programs and referral source. Wits End Interventions

Orange County Sober Living

Holistic Recovery Counseling
949-292-2000
Me in Cabo not drunk or high in my new life





OC rehab Alcohol Abuse Effects


Recovery Conventions Travel and good times after the drinking stops 
Alcohol Abuse Effects 

     Alcohol abuse effects are numerous and alcohol abuse effects are deadly. Alcohol abuse effects range from legal troubles to cirrhosis of the liver. Alcohol abuse effects also can be put into two categories- short term and long term. 

     There are alcohol abuse effects that can clear up in the first year or two of sobriety. Some times alcohol abuse effects will never clear up.
Decades in the program living with body damage  from drinking and smoking My dear husband, grateful to be sober
     When use of alcohol becomes abuse of alcohol a few things occur. The first and most apparent is the want of more alcohol. This obsession sets in shortly after abuse begins. The obsession will grow and grow the more and more alcohol is abused. It is an endless cycle of addiction.

     Shortly after the obsession has set in, the damage begins. The first thing to go is concentration level. The alcohol abuser will become more scattered in thought as time goes on. This is the first sign of short-term memory loss.

     Another alcohol abuse effect is blackouts. Blackouts are occurrences where the user loses time. It is as if the abuser is in a dreamless sleep, but to everyone else he/she is awake and acting as if fully conscious. 

     Blackouts are an extremely dangerous alcohol abuse effect. During these times the alcoholic can do things and not even remember.

     Both short-term memory loss and blackouts are mental alcohol abuse effects. There are numerous physical alcohol abuse effects. Alcohol is a poison to the body. 

     The endocrine system of the human makeup treats it as such. Therefore it runs through the liver during natural detoxification. Being that it is a poison it erodes the liver causing cirrhosis. Cirrhosis can then lead to liver failure, which will eventually result in death.

     There are also the alcohol abuse effects that happen outside of the body. These consist of legal troubles and relationship problems. Many alcohol abusers experience difficulty in managing their lives. This unmanageability leads to destruction. 

     This destruction comes in many forms. Some users lose jobs, while others lose spouses. These all lead the drinker to more drinking. More drinking leads the user to more physical problems and more physical problems lead to death.

     Alcohol abuse effects are devastating. Some alcoholics will drive drunk and accidentally kill someone. Some alcoholics end up in jail or homeless. No matter how you look at it, alcohol abuse leads down a road that you don't want to take

     Stop going down that road before you become so lost that the cycle continues. We can help mend the broken ties of alcohol abuse effects. We can help stop alcohol abuse effects from growing worse. 


     Take a break, get into treatment.  We can help you find a rehab that will work with your cash budget or your private health insurance. It is really ok to get help not as big of a deal as being found out as a drunk. 

     Do you wonder if you are bad off enough to get help? Here is the test.  If your drinking is causing problems for you or others, then you are a problem drinker. It is that simple. 

     Going to rehab is not considered shameful has not been since Betty Ford brought out the fact that drinking can get away from anyone.  If you do not think you are in "bad enough" shape, just know alcoholism is a progressive issue. Don't wait for the consequences to get "bad enough." Find your inner strength and reach out for professional help.  

Loriann Witte CAC, CNDAI, RAS
Call 949-292-2000
Wits Inn Treatment Referral Orange County in beautiful San Juan Capistrano,  CA



Sober Living Orange County, Drug & Alcohol Interventions Wits Inn Recovery: About Us

Sober Living Orange County, Drug & Alcohol Interventions Wits Inn Recovery: About Us: Loriann Witte is the founder of the Wits Inn Recovery program for the intervention of drug and alcohol addiction.   Wits Inn Recovery o...

Myan Calandar December 21 2012



And December 21st, 2012 is the end of the old,
so as an eternal being, 
I know it is the beginning of the new. 
From survival of the fierces to the thriving of the kindest.
That's what I think

Orange County Sober Living Beyond Treatment




Beyond Treatment

My name is Loriann Witte   949-292-2000

We present this Information to the client’s and families, to help you to make well informed plans about what to do next to continue your recovery beyond treatment, after discharge.

This is a big important part of your treatment.

I am a certified Addiction & Alcoholism councilor.  I embrace a school of thought that believes discharge planning needs to be addressed as an ongoing part of the treatment plan.
The treatment plan is best used as a living document that remains open at the top changing with the progress of the individual.  Often more issues are revealed as therapy progresses.

A lot of people in treatment just want to make it through the day and not think about the future - just do the next indicated step stay sober do your assignments, make it to group and not get behind.  Try to stay as cool as possible while you are going though eye opening experiences. Deescalate is the word that represents well being.

Learn to see the paradoxes while not canceling out possibly useful information by calling it a contradiction.  The “program” term for this is ‘identify, don’t justify’

We do learn to live one day at a time and not try to project the future.
Recovery is about taking responsibility for our own lives.
Soon you have to make one of the most important decisions of your life.

How do I take all of these new coping skills, and walk them out the doors of the treatment center with me.  You will begin to notice, as you go along that you feel great, clear and strong.  We clean up nicely – within a few weeks you look great.  Some people say wheew, Oh wow, that addiction thing – glad that’s over with.

Don’t forget where you came from – Never forget that last drunk – the bad one, the thing that got you into treatment.
The Big Book says – We do not regret the past, nor do we wish to shut the door on it.
Our deep dark past will become your most valued possession.

Valued to keep you humble enough to do what it takes to stay sober, one day at a time for the rest of your life.

Learn to give you compassion to people who are having hard times.
It is very valuable to remember to be kind and patient with your loved ones – Remember they are recovering from all that has happen too.  The addict gets meetings, counseling, everyday we are offered an out let for our issues & for the stress of daily living.
Our loved ones who have suffered as our victims while we called them of persecutors are hurt & confused too.  Those of you, clients and families who are still in the stage of blame… Just know, in recovery this outlook will pass.  We are unable to change other people; we can only change our selves.

Even if we could prove that someone else was responsible for you problems to some percentage, you are 100% responsible for your recovery.



Use The Serenity prayer.

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change (Them)
The courage to change the things I can (Me)
The wisdom to know the difference. (Comes by declaring peace on all past experience)

Like most wonderful things we learn our dis-ease can twist it a little an give it back to us as an excuse to stay sick. I say “our” dis-ease because I am a recovering Alcoholic & addict, as most of the treatment specialist you will me in rehab are.  The therapeutic value of one addict helping another is without parallel.  We are educated, trained professionals who are also in our personal recovery from addiction.   I my self have been clean for over 20 years.  I love my life in recovery.

I am trying to empower each of you with an education about what it takes to stay sober beyond treatment.  Talk to someone in AA, NA, or Alanon meetings. Seek out people who states they have multi years sober in recovery.  You can experience online meetings.  Ask them to share with you their experience, strength, and hope.  By sharing some of themselves and their story about what it was like – what happened – and what it is like now.  Ask, how different is your life today? What have you been through in the dis-ease and recovery process – what has saved your life so far? What does ‘one day at a time staying sober and growing’ mean to you?  There is a solution to this seemingly hopeless state of mind and body.  Hundreds of thousands of people of addiction are living clean and sober lives as a productive member of society and of their families in serenity.  Emotional sobriety is the goal of recovery, physical sobriety is only the 1st step.

As you listen to their story look for the similarities not the differences
Don’t justify – identify

If they are not as sick as you – then listen to all they had to do to stay sober.
If they are worse than you – then realize – the disease of addiction is chronic, progressive
and fatal if left untreated.  The stories you hear that are more severe than your own are what are referred to as “yets” in the program.  Addictions progresses over time.

We only get a daily deprive based on the maintenance of our spiritual condition.
What does this mean to you? Do you have higher minded concept of life?
Can you embrace a spiritual concept that is not offensive to your intelligence.

The Lie is dead, we do recover. Lighten up my friends.
Life is much too important to take so seriously.
Loriann Witte CAC  Google my name
949-292-2000 and 949-653-1515



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Wits Inn Psalms Chapter 107 Bible


They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end.

stagger Job 12:24 Isa 19:14 29:9
are at their wit's end. Heb. all their wisdom is swallowed up Job 37:20 Isa 19:3 Ac 27:15-20

Job 12:25 They grope in darkness with no light; he makes them stagger like drunkards.

Psalm 107:28 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress.

Isaiah 24:20 The earth reels like a drunkard, it sways like a hut in the wind; so heavy upon it is the guilt of its rebellion that it falls--never to rise again.