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Monthly Archives: December 2011

SAMHSA Announces Working Definition of Recovery

The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently announced a new working definition of recovery from mental and substance use disorders. The definition is the product of their year-long collaborative effort with the behavioral health care community and other specialized fields to explain the common, essential experiences of people in recovery. The [...]

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is a quiet voice at the end of the day saying… “I will try again tomorrow.” ~Mary Anne Radmacher

Burn it Bright for All to See!

It’s that time of year when many people have financial struggles to make ends meet and wonder how to get food on the table and buy Christmas gifts for our children and clothes to keep them warm. At some point in our lives, we have all watched the flame of hope disappear or start to [...]

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful. Welcome it in every face, in every sky, in every flower. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Action Group Meeting December 2011

Our vision of Action Group is getting clearer with each meeting! At our most recent meeting on December 13 we decided on five standing agenda items to keep us on track with our goals in the coming year: Sharing Making suggestions and giving input Volunteer opportunities Stigma Leadership You can read about the discussion leading [...]

Expectations

A long time ago, someone told me that I was not good enough to do a lot of things I wanted to in life. Those things at the time seemed like huge goals that because of that one person, I would not be able to meet. I remember looking at that person and wondering how [...]

Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don’t count on harvesting Golden Delicious. ~Bill Meyer

CHARGE Recovery Band on Internet TV!

Many of you will remember the Recovery Band that played at our Recovery Celebration this past September in Traverse City, and last year in Houghton Lake. On December 9, they will be on a local Internet TV channel in Detroit called the Ralphe Armstrong Show! Mr. Armstrong is an internationally known jazz musician who decided [...]

Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first. ~Frederick B. Wilcox


If you or someone you know is at immediate risk of seriously harming themselves or someone else, call 911.


 

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