Addicts come home for christmas, guess who's coming to dinner

Guess who's coming to dinner

Addict go Home for Christmas

Addicts come home to be with family Christmas  

Holiday expectations, and the fears of Christmas past creates family stress

Addicts are often unable to give or receive love effectively

Not just during the holidays. This is a common symptom of active addiction

Addicts are just people.

Their behavioral patterns are natural human instincts run crazy.  



In Recovery I have learned how to handle my feelings.

When my emotions affect my mood and make me unhappy or anxious,

 I remember

Feelings are only thoughts -- And thoughts can be changed.

I get into action to change my mind so I can change my experience


Love Everybody?

Not many people can truthfully assert that they love everybody. Most of us must admit that we have loved but a few; that we have been quite indifferent to the many. As for the remainder -- well, we have really disliked or hated them.

We A.A.'s find we need something much better than this in order to keep our balance. The idea that we can be possessively loving of a few, can ignore the many, and can continue to fear or hate anybody at all, has to be abandoned, if only a little at a time.

We can try to stop making unreasonable demands upon those we love. We can show kindness where we had formerly shown none. With those we dislike we can at least begin to practice justice and courtesy, perhaps going out of our way at times to understand and help them.

TWELVE AND TWELVE, PP. 92-93


And now it is Christmas,
We long for the warmth and comfort of the illusion of Christmas
The kind we saw on a postcard somewhere.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

The new you?  Or the same ol you?


Have a Merry Christmas, 

Unless you've made other plans

People can suffer at this holiday time of year longing for the warmth and joy of the illusion of Christmas. AA has taught me that the celebration last as long as I'm at the meeting, the family get together, the AA party, or the intimate love dinner, then it's back to the regular joy of the life I give myself. I am grateful, HP is alive in my mind one minute at a time. Be here, Now.

Starting to get depressed.
Pulled out of it. 
I have made a promise to myself in recovery to "Stay Cool, Be Grateful, & rock steady." 
All is well. 
Crazy is way too hard on me!!! 
I will not let my thoughts drag me into the dirt. 

Are you drinking or using maybe too much or too often? 

Are you only getting high occasionally, but seem to be

experiencing consequences?

Do you ever wonder 

if your life problems or thinking problems 

could partially be caused from your relationship with intoxication?   

Are people who love you saying you have drinking or drug issues?

It's Ok to go natural for a while. 
Learn what mind altering does to you, what it does for you. 

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