Letting Go of the Past

July 31, Monday
Next day after our visit. My girlfriend and I drove me to downtown to San Diego to visit my daughter in the MCC federal prison.
The visit was great. Daughter is suffering since her Dad passed away 3 years ago at the age of 67. She is now 50.

I woke up thinking about letting go of the past.

I found quotes.
I think about my late husband Pat.

“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.”

“You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.”

“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.”     (Love this one, Even the Big Player like Pat - are not a part of my today - and that is Ok - I accept and embrace my whole life - just as it is & just as it is not ) And so it is…….. When I do this I’m so content.

“If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you've made, if they don't realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.”

We are only truly released from our prisons when we let go of all things past and live fully in the present moment.

   I felt happy that you mentioned my practice of continuously purging the items in my house. I love that practice. It’s a symbol of living in the present.
   I have lots to do today to get ready for the trip to Catalina. We’ll just see how much I get done.
Mani - Pedi, or do it in Catalina, or not, continue with Snaggle Claws
Mall - I have a bathing suit - need new spandex shorts
- most are made for anorexic Asian women
- Being a pork fed, corn bread American
- I do not qualify for those sizes. (Oh my,)

Packing light - I tend to wear the same thing the whole time
              - no matter how much I take  
              - I do not enjoy dragging around heavy clutter  
              - Keeping it a clean machine
Meds = check / toiletries = few...make up is not my thing
- I don’t need to plan to wear it on a trip

Underwear every day = check
Sneakers and flip flops - shots & jacket & pull on dress with flops
Cowboy hat = I’ll be lovely.

I’m going to look up meetings on the island.
Off to my 7:00 Am  eye opener AA, here in San Juan in a couple of hours
Been up since 3:45 AM - whatever that’s about?
I take the dog to the meeting, she stands in the grass with me, (she sniffs and pees) while I talk to people.   

I hear Bill having a nightmare. Pesky ol’ PTSD
I’d wake him up and comfort him, but he’s too aggro to mess with.

( Oh Well……. Saying a prayer for comfort instead. ) Letting it go. How do we let go of the opinions of others? We let go quickly, immediately, Don't receive it. What a grieving Mom and her overdosed son has to do with the President remain unknown. I guess it's some political intolerance thrown into the judgmental statement. All makes me sorry. Sorry for the Mom's of addicts, sorry for the addicts, So sorry for the misunderstanding and confusion addiction causes for all involved.
Letting Go of Others
Letting Go of Others 

Recovery comes to stay or goes from each individual on a one day at a time basis.
Sobriety is a very personal thing to each of us.
No one can give it to you - you can't buy it.
Many are called, few are chosen.

Clean off of heroin and all that went with it since 9-5-87.
Only by the Grace of God, contingent on the Daily Maintenance of my Spiritual Condition.
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Center For Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley: Heart of Peace

Center For Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley: Heart of Peace: Do you realize that your thoughts are impressing Divine Mind at all times? When your thoughts are focused on Peace, Love, Harmony, Beauty ...
Ernest Holmes describes Thought Atmosphere as: "An influence or condition surrounding a place, person or thing. A person whose atmosphere is always of love and cheerfulness, will always attract friends."
I love the words of St. Francis, "Let me be an instrument of Thy Peace."  I know that many people resonate with the idea of being peace-keepers and difference-makers.

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12 step Meetings are where we Learn How to "act as if" we are sober, productive members of society. Wits Inn Drug and Alcohol treatment referrals 949-292-2000 https://wirecovery.com/2017/01/12-step-meetings-boring/ Some people think 12 Step Meetings are Boring. 12 Step Meetings Behavioral Modification 12 Step Meetings Change Behavior Are Alternative approaches offered in addiction rehab? What about no 12 step? As a matter of fact, I’d like to find a non-faith based treatment? Are 12 step meetings absolutely required in order to achieve and maintain sobriety? In the light of the boring stories, I have heard in 12 step meetings; I wonder if I want a sober life? 12 Step Meetings aren’t for everyone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yregntGdlx8 With this in mind, as a matter of self-preservation to approach Alcoholic’s Anonymous as if their formula is your only opportunity to save your life.Make it your business to fit in. These groups do not function to entertain or brainwash the newcomer. AA, as well as Rehab your counselors, will tell you repeatedly that you must surrender. “Check your ego at the door.” There is a purpose in changing the way you have been living. Become a happy member of Alcoholics Annonymous. 12 Step people work a program by this same token they Knowing Mental Peace in the light of a stable life drama and trauma free. The Meditation of 12 Step Meetings Are the people in 12 Step Meetings just world-weary? Although this may be true, 12 Steppers develop a very different way of thinking. Despite feeling, they may not fit into the world as they knew it in their childhood or during their active addiction; Sober Alcoholics live in the comfort that they have found a new, and better life supporting each other in recovery. Call 949-292-2000 for a referral to a place that has what you want 50 of We match you with programs mostly of California and Florida We even have a rehab in Panama, if you’d like to get away out of the US. Our various treatment centers are each very different. What you want. What you need. The cash budget is starting $10K to $40K for high-end luxury. Prices or work with your health insurance plan. 12 step Meetings on the Whole In the final analysis, 12 Step Meetings are the best support group situation for getting and staying clean and sober. We’ve all heard it said that more people fail than succeed in the 12 step process. In my personal decades of experience in recovery, I know 100’s of 1000’s of clean addicts and sober alcoholics living fulfilling lives of love and abundance. All things considered I am a believer in AA, NA, CA, Alanon, CODA Rehab, and Addiction Counselors. Some Wits Inn Recovery placements offer centers that also specialize in dual diagnosis help. Contact Us Enter your Insurance Information Google my name to see more about my work Loriann Witte Loriann Witte CAC, RAS, NCDAI loriann.witte@gmail.com (949) 413-4109 text only (949) 292-2000) Office http://www.wirecovery.com/ http://google.com/+LoriannWitte My Blog https://wirecovery.com/blog/

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Addiction and Self-Medication: What are the Underlying Causes?

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Addiction often comes hand in hand with a mental illness, particularly in certain social, racial and cultural groups. People with mental illness or certain risk factors are far more likely to become addicted to a substance. In fact, addiction can be classified as a mental illness. Some of the side effects of drug abuse reflect symptoms of mental illness and also impact similar regions of the brain. Here are a few things you should know about addiction and its relationship to mental illness.

People with Mental Illness Often Self-Medicate Addiction Self-Medication New York City

Self Medication is the act of using a substance to treat one’s ailments. These substances are typically illicit drugs, improperly used prescription drugs, and alcohol. In many cases, self-medication can temporarily relieve the symptoms of a mental illness but, in the long run, will exacerbate the symptoms.  When the symptoms grow worse, the sufferer is then much more likely to attempt self-medication again, resulting in a vicious circle and, eventually, addiction.

The best way to avoid this is to receive a proper evaluation and accurate diagnosis followed by subsequent professional treatment. Whether treatment means talk therapy or medication to rebalance the chemicals in the brain, ongoing treatment is the key to long-term recovery.
Tackle the Addiction First

If you are struggling with an underlying mental health disorder and also suffering from an addiction, it is important that you focus your energy on eradicating the dependency. Though therapy for your mental health is crucial, you can only improve your mental health to a certain extent as long as the addiction is allowed to continue. Substance abuse will amplify your symptoms, making management difficult. If addiction recovery is your focus, you will then be able to treat your mental illness with ease.

Of course, part of treating your addiction may be replacing it with proper treatment methods. Work with a counselor who is familiar with mental illness, self-medication, and addiction.
Addiction Can Also Be the Cause of Mental Illness Addiction Self-Medication New York City
For some groups such as the LGBTQA community, addiction is more likely due to social circumstances. LGBTQA people experience various social rejection, poor treatment from others, and a general feeling of being unsafe in their environment. This is not a mental illness so an addiction cannot occur from self-medicating. Instead, addiction becomes a risk because they want to escape their circumstances. Numbing the pain of being rejected by large groups of people is a common coping tactic for LGBTQA people.

Over time, these types of coping mechanisms can turn into an addiction, and substance abuse begins to trigger symptoms of mental illness. Most common are depression and anxiety. People who are at risk for these behaviors should seek preventative counseling.

Addiction is found in the DSM 5 classified 'DSM' as a mental illness.

Addiction and mental illness are closely related problems experienced by many people each day. Whether someone self-medicated for a mental disorder and becomes addicted or the other way around, the most important thing to do is seek treatment. People suffering from mental illness need proper treatment to avoid or halt the adverse effects of self-medication. Those who become mentally ill as a result of addiction must undergo rehab to reverse the effects. In the end, the best thing for either circumstance is an experienced counselor.
Adam Cook has a strong understanding of the devastation that can be caused by addiction. He recently lost a close friend to an addiction-related suicide. To better educate himself and to help others, he created AddictionHub.org, a site that provides addiction and mental health resources. When he isn’t working or adding to his website, he’s prepping for his first triathlon.
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According to the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, African Americans are 20% more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the general population. Common disorders among African Americans include major depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and suicidal behaviors (especially in men). So why the greater risk?
There are many contributing factors. While the Affordable Care Act has helped increase health insurance coverage for this population — the number dropped from 20% uninsured to 11% uninsured from 2010 to 2014 — there are still a considerable amount of individuals with none. Further, African Americans have historically been negatively affected by prejudice and discrimination in the healthcare system. Misdiagnosis, inadequate treatment, and a lack of cultural competence by health professionals have led to a general distrust of the system within the community. Because of these misgivings, many African Americans either avoid staying in treatment or avoid seeking it altogether.
African Americans are also largely represented within communities more susceptible to mental health issues. The homeless population, for example, has an increased tendency for mental health conditions and is comprised of 40% African Americans. Poverty is another major contributor, with African Americans making up 38% of the child poverty population. Studies have also shown the population faces an increased exposure to violent crime, which can lead to PTSD and other mental health issues.
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