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									                                                                          California Together—March 2007

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                                                                                                                                                           with Reverend Leo
                                                                                                                                      By Reverend Leo Booth www.fatherleo.com
MARCH 2—9:00 AM-2:30 PM—Residential


                                                                                                               Step 3
Recovery Facilities Conference, Radisson                 SUNDAY INSPIRATIONAL—4:00 p.m. Holy                                                    Made a decision to turn our will and
Hotel, Newport Beach. Learn more about Cali-             Ground Christian Fellowship, 7699 Ninth St, Buena
fornia and Federal Law on group homes                    Park, 714 736 9304. www.holygroundchurch.org.                                         our lives over to the care of God as
residential recovery facilities. Find out how to part-
ner with us to form the Residential Recovery Fa-         ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUG AWARENESS HOURS                                                  we understood Him.


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cilities City Coalition (RRFCC). For more informa-       presented at the Annenberg Center for Health
tion call: Rosa L. McArthur, Meeting Planners Plus       Sciences, 39000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mi-                       his is probably the most popular           Again there is always a sense of poetry
(714) 668-1126, City Manager’s Office (949) 644-         rage— For information call 760-773-4342.                         step in the Twelve Step Program.      involved in our recovery and truly books
3002,City Attorney’s Office (949) 644-3131               MARCH 3-Emotional Sobriety with Tian Day-                        It is the step of surrender. It is    could be written (and have been!) about
                                                         ton, Ph.D, MARCH 10, Fearless Fun In Recov-
                                                                                                                          the step of turning a new direc-      what it means to turn our will and our lives
MARCH 9—ORANGE COUNTY SOBERLIVING                        ery, with Diane Conway Ph.D., MARCH 17-Spiri-
COALITION          MEETING—10:00            am           tual; Platform: Support for Recovery and Key         tion. It is the step that places us firmly “in”   over; we are now moving in a new direc-
2922      East     Chapman       Ave      #103           To Aliveness with Jeff M. Georgi, M. Div.            the program as opposed to being “around”          tion.
City of Orange / Call Michael Anthony for more                                                                the program.                                           I remember early in my recovery I was
information. 949-239-9549                                FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS                        Before I write about this step I want        told that, keeping it simple, if I remem-
                                                         (FA) MEETINGS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
                                                                                                              to restate some of the ideas I’ve written         bered what I said and did as a drunk, then
MARCH 23—THE JOY WORKSHOP—WITH THE                       Free yourself from excess weight and/or obses-
REAL PATCH ADAMS, M.D. 3 hour workshop                   sive thoughts about food and body image. Foun-       about concerning the first two steps.             the opposite was my journey into the spiri-
using exercises and exploring the audacious idea         tain Valley,Thurs. 7:00PM, King of Glory Lutheran         You may remember that when I was             tual life.
of living happy. Presented by Milestones Ranch           Church, Room 5, 10280 Slater Street, Hunting-        discussing the First Step I made three per-
Malibu—9:00 am-4:00pm at Malibu Conference               ton Beach, Sat. 8:00 AM, St Wilfreds Episcopal       tinent points:                                    My Example
Center, 327 S. Latigo Road, Malibu. $195 fee in-         Church, 18631 Chapel Lane, Irvine, Sun. 9:30AM,
                                                                                                                   That recovery is an ongoing process.              When I was a drunk, I told lies…now
cludes lunch. To register contact Josie Ramierz-         Irvine Family Clinic, 14150 Culver Drive. Informa-
Herndon at 877-769-4780.                                 tion www.foodaddicts.org 800-600-6028.               It is not helpful to think that our journey       I seek to tell the truth.
                                                                                                              into healing happens in a moment and that              When I was a drunk, I used people
MARCH 24—ORANGE COUNTY SOBER LIVING                      TEEN SUPPORT GROUP—Thursdays, 7:00pm -               we stay in it forever. This is rarely the case.   alongside alcohol…today I try to be sup-
COALITION 2ND ANNUAL OCSLC PANCAKE                       8:30pm. 14156 Magnolia Blvd. #101 Sherman Oaks,      For most people, it is a journey with ups         portive.
                                                         CA 91423. 818-501-3512                               and downs, often accompanied by relapse.
BREAKFAST—Knott Ave. Christian Church 315 S                                                                                                                          When I was a drunk, I was irrespon-
Knott Ave, Anaheim. 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM $6.00                                                                 However for a good many people, we de-            sible with money…today I seek to invest
Donation for kids $3.00 Donation for Kids Call
                                                                                                              termine to stick at it, one day at a time,        money wisely.
Charlie 714-235-8469.
                                                                                                              and slowly heal those feelings of powerless-           When I was a drunk, I didn’t
MARCH 25—ORANGE COUNTY RIDERS (MO-                                                                            ness and unmanageability.                         floss…today I seek to floss daily!
TORCYCLES) Ride to Walk for Recovery in                                                                            The process of healing is helped by               It is in this step we meet the word of
San Diego, Balboa Park. Leave Starbucks, 7711                                                                 knowing that we are not alone. It is a “we”       God, but not a God of a particular reli-
Beach Blvd (Wax Museum) Buena Park, CA 92621                                                                  program, not an “I” program.
6:00 AM. $35 Donation per person. Call Thomas
                                                                                                                                                                gion, or church, or denomination; rather a
714-761-3318 for more information.
                                                                                                                   In the re-telling of our story we usually    God as we understood Him.
                                                                                                              hit upon a moment, a time, when it just                The Twelve Step program allows us to
—ON-GOING—                                                                                                    simply makes sense to quit drinking.              be expansive, poetic. And when I go to sup-
COMEDY IN RECOVERY—EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT                                                                              When we came to discuss Step Two             port meetings I’m able to hear the different
at 9:30 PM following the 8:00 PM CA Meeting. Foun-                                                            we were involved in meeting “a Power              understandings of God that people have.
tain Valley Alano Club , 16581 Brookhurst Street ,                                                            greater than ourselves”—our ego needed            • For some, God is still connected with
Fountain Valley , CA 92708 Telephone # 714-839-                                                               to be tempered with humility!                          their church or faith.
5501 Free Parking and Free Show. Prizes are also                                                                   Some people in the program, especially
given to the audience.
                                                                                                              in the early stages, would connect this
                                                                                                                                                                • Others have found a God that is
                                                                                                              “Power” with the group, or the Big Book,               connected with nature.
                                                                                                              occasionally even a doorknob. But I think         • Some have found a God that is akin
                                                                                                              the use of the capital “P” takes us into the           with Buddhism or Islam.
                                                                                                              world of Spirit…for most of us God.               • And still others are searching; content
                                                                                                                   Now we come to Step Three and as I                to find God in the sharing at their
                                                                                                              have said it is the most powerful step. And            support groups.
                                                                                                              it hinges on “Made a decision…” If we
                                                                                                              don’t make the decision, then nothing will             Don’t misunderstand me, all the steps
                                                                                                              happen.                                           are important and at some level intercon-
                                                                                                                   We sometimes hear at meetings a per-         nected, but the Third Step seems to regu-
                                                                                                              son saying, “I did nothing to be where I          larly resonate with people. It is the step of
                                                                                                              am, God did it.” Occasionally, the person         transformation, the step that reveals the
                                                                                                              will say that they were unworthy of the gift      miracle that people really can change.
                                                                                                              of sobriety. I understand such sentiments.
                                                                                                                                                                      Reverend Leo Booth is a Unity minister, a
                                                                                                              After years of trying to get sober it really is
                                                                                                                                                                published author, conference and workshop pre-
                                                                                                              a miracle to stop drinking.
                                                                                                                                                                senter in all aspects of addiction. He is a Spiri-
                                                                                                                   However, as the Steps clearly reveal, it
                                                                                                                                                                tual Advisor at Renaissance Malibu in CA
                                                                                                              is always the person, in fellowship with the
                                                                                                                                                                and Casa De Las Amigas in Pasadena, CA.
                                                                                                              recovery group, who is taking and re-tak-
                                                                                                                                                                He is also the author of “Say Yes To Life”
                                                                                                              ing these steps. We are co-creators of our
                                                                                                                                                                and the workbook “Say Yes To Life Continu-
                                                                                                              sobriety. And we need to be involved in our
                                                                                                                                                                ing the Journey”. For more information please
                                                                                                              recovery. When we made a decision, it may
                                                                                                                                                                visit his website: www.fatherleo.com or Email
                                                                                                              be in cooperation with God, but it is defi-
                                                                                                                                                                him at fatherleo@fatherleo.com or call us at
                                                                                                              nitely our decision. We are not being forced
                                                                                                                                                                (562) 427-6003.
                                                                                                              by God!




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                                                                     California Together—March 2007
      STRAIGHT TALK FROM THE DOC                                                                            HBO’s Groundbreaking 14-Part
                                                                                                            Series, The ADDICTION Project,
    Which Detox is Right For Me?
    Part 4 of a 4-part series on Detox Options
                                                                                                                  Kicks Off March 15


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                                                                    By Stephen Groth, MD                 “How can we comprehend the con-            and a national community grassroots out-
      n the three previous articles on detox                                                        cept of a person who wants to stop doing        reach campaign funded by the Robert Wood
      options, I’ve outlined the three main                                                         something and cannot, despite catastrophic      Johnson Foundation.
      ones: “Cold Turkey” (just quit using            There is no better                            consequences? That is what we are up                 All films will initially be offered during
      and wait to see what happens), Medi-                                                          against. Some people don’t want to speak
cally-Assisted Detox, and Brain Restoration.
                                                    way to begin the long                           about addiction, or compare it to other
                                                                                                                                                    a free HBO preview weekend from Thurs-
                                                                                                                                                    day, March 15 to Sunday, March 18 in par-
The latter is the newest concept for brain          road to recovery than                           chronic diseases. Well, this is a disease, a    ticipating cable systems.
repair after cessation of drug or alcohol use.                                                      treatable disease, and it needs to be under-         “HBO is utilizing all of its platforms to
It goes way beyond simply allowing the brain         brain restoration; it                          stood. HBO’s ADDICTION project is an            develop programming directly targeted to
to re-acclimate itself once drugs and alco-                                                         initiative that will help people understand
hol is no longer present.
                                                       allows for much                              more about this illness, its advancements
                                                                                                                                                    the various needs of the American public
                                                                                                                                                    on this complex public health issue,” says
                                                       earlier cognitive                            and        how       to     find      help.”    Chris Albrecht, HBO’s chairman and CEO.
Which is best for me?                                                                               — Nora Volkow, MD, Director of the Na-          “Our resources are committed to illuminat-
      First, don’t even think about going             interaction during                            tional Institute on Drug Abuse Los Ange-        ing, demystifying and defining addiction –
                                                                                                    les, CA—One in four Americans has a fam-
“cold turkey”. Not only is it unpleasant (mis-         rehab treatment.                             ily member who is struggling with addic-
                                                                                                                                                    a problem that is riddled with misconcep-
                                                                                                                                                    tions.”
erable), but it can be dangerous as well. Al-
cohol withdrawal is the worst; delirium tre-                                                        tion. Over 80% of people with substance              The ADDICTION project showcases
mens (“DT’s”) has a mortality rate of up to                                                         abuse or dependence disorder started us-        the work of many of today’s leading docu-
20% even today when seen in its full-blown           Brain Restoration: PROMETA™ and                ing before age 18. Currently, addiction af-     mentary filmmakers, including Jon Alpert;
presentation.                                  NTR™ are especially well-suited for chroni-          fects 22.2 million Americans. Yet only 9%       Kate Davis and David Heilbroner; Susan
                                               cally-relapsing alcoholics and drug addicts          are receiving the treatment they need.          Froemke; Liz Garbus and Rory Kennedy;
The Choices                                    who have tried just about everything else                 In partnership with the Robert Wood        Eugene Jarecki; Barbara Kopple; Albert
      The real choice comes to making a de- that is available, and have failed the usual            Johnson Foundation, the National Institute      Maysles; D.A. Pennebaker and Chris
termination between medically-assisted “detox and rehab” route on several occa-                     on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the National          Hegedus; and Alan and Susan Raymond.
detox and brain restoration.                   sions. Brain restoration is very new on the          Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism            ADDICTION brings together leading
      Brain restoration currently has two scene; it is expensive (about $10K for                    (NIAAA), HBO launches the ADDIC-                thinkers and organizations that are at the
variations available: PROMETA™ and NTR™ and $15K for PROMETA™), and                                 TION project, an unprecedented multi-           threshold of new treatments. Current ad-
NeuroTransmission              Restoration™ most insurances do not yet cover the cost.              media campaign aimed at helping Ameri-          vances in brain imaging science make it
(“NTR™”). These differ only in the types Reason for the latter is that both of these                cans understand addiction as a treatable        possible to see inside the brain of an ad-
of medications or substances used to invoke are very new techniques, and studies show-              brain disease, as well as spotlighting new      dicted person, pinpoint the parts of the brain
the “repair phase”, which in turn leads to ing unequivocal benefit have not yet been                medical advancements.                           affected by addiction, and see how the
extremely rapid healing, or “normalization” completed. Many such studies are under-                      Debuting THURSDAY, MARCH 15                addict’s brain differs, ushering in a great
of the brain’s neurotransmitter pools and way. It is reasonable to expect that many                 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), with the cen-          many advances in medical treatment. In fact,
the cell surface receptors.                    insurances will begin to cover the cost of           terpiece documentary ADDICTION, the             treatments for addiction are now as effec-
      Brain restoration accomplishes 3 key PROMETA™ and NTR™ in coming years                        series is eye-opening and ultimately hope-      tive as treatments for other chronic relaps-
things:                                        as positive clinical studies weigh in.               ful, providing guidance in navigating the       ing diseases such as diabetes, hypertension
   1) Reduces or eliminates drug cravings            If you or a loved one is considering           often confusing world of addiction treat-       or asthma.
   2) Speeds up return of more normal          getting into recovery but are worried about          ment and recovery.
       brain function (cognition), and         that first anxiety-provoking step: going                  For the first time, HBO will use all of
   3) Markedly eases the discomfort of the through withdrawal, take comfort in know-                its digital platforms, including the HBO
      withdrawal phase (detox).                ing that there exist several good ways to            main service, multiplex channels, HBO On
                                               address this very real concern. I am more            Demand, podcasts, web streams, and DVD
      There is no better way to begin the long than happy to respond to individual ques-            sales to support a campaign that includes a
road to recovery than brain restoration; it tions about the topic of detox—whether it               14-part documentary series, a book pub-
allows for much earlier cognitive interac- be for you, or for a loved one. Inquiries                lished by Rodale Press, four independent
tion during rehab treatment. And without may be sent to me via e-mail:                              addiction-themed films, a robust website
those pesky drug cravings it’s much easier drsteve@triadtreatment.com , or by fax:
to no longer constantly obsess about drugs 949.273.8461.
and alcohol- and the inevitable next drink           This is Dr Steve, giving it to you straight!
or fix.
      For many, medically-assisted detox
makes the most sense, especially if it’s the         Dr Stephen Groth is a licensed physician
first attempt to get clean and sober, and if   in the State of California and serves as Execu-
the addict’s “drug load” is moderate to light. tive Director of Operations and Medical Di-
It is more affordable than brain restoration rector of the TRIAD Treatment Center in New-
options. Most private and government health port Beach, CA.
insurances pay for drug and alcohol detox            He is in recovery and writes about medical
as a covered benefit. Today there are many     issues in drug and alcohol treatment, as well as
medications, specifically including within the context of recovery and overall well-
Suboxone™ for opiate detox, that make re- being for the recovering addict. If you have a
moving drugs and alcohol from the system question for him, or an issue you would like ad-
more bearable. The key issue after that is dressed in these pages, please contact Dr. Groth
STAYING clean and sober.                       at drsteve@triadtreatment.com .

                                                                                                              Study Sees Spike in
                                                                                                             Methadone Overdoses
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                                                                  California Together—March 2007
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 Alcoholics Recovery Meeting
 for Lesbians & Gay           (714) 534-0862
 AIDS Response Program        (714) 534-0862.
 Al-Anon                      (714)748-1113
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 Marijuana Anonymous          714) 999-9409
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 Rape Crisis Hotline          (714) 957-2737

                 San Diego
 Adult Children of Alcoholics    (619) 287-7782
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 MHS, INC.                       (858)573-2600
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         Los Angeles County
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 Crystal Meth Anonymous           (213) 488-4455
 Marijuana Anonymous              (323)964-2370    by Bruce Wicksell
 Gamblers Anonymous               (310) 478-2121
 Narcotics Anonymous              (818) 773-9999
 Overeater Anonymous              (310) 473-5207   What are consequences? Accord-                             my social contacts; it hit home       issues resulting from my drinking if I re-
 Battered Women Hotline           (818) 887-6589   ing to one dictionary, a conse-                            when members of my immediate          sume drinking? Next, I do my best to put
 Rape Hotline                     (800) 585-6231   quence is defined as “something                            family, and significant other no      my financial affairs in order. Of most im-
                                                   that logically follows from an ac-                         longer wanted to be in my pres-       portance is addressing the relational issues.
              Inland Empire                        tion or condition”. Consequences                           ence. The estrangement from                Whenever possible, I make amends to
                                                   as they pertain to an individual are                       those I loved was difficult to bear   those I’ve harmed even if it takes time to
                                                   things resulting from our actions                          but it did not stop me from drink-    regain their trust. And in the meantime I
 Alcoholics Anonymous             (909) 825-4700   or decisions. When I was drink-                            ing. I kept at it until the conse-    strive to be the best I can be.
 Cocaine Anonymous                (909) 359-3895   ing, consequences never crossed                            quences were not only relational           And the best way I have found is
 Gamblers Anonymous               (909) 424-5020   my mind or how my actions would                            but legal. Even then I didn’t want    through positive actions, they speak so
 Marijuana Anonymous              (626) 583-9582   impact me or others. Because alcohol is a       to stop, but the consequences reached a          much louder than words.
                                                   legal substance, my drinking was of no con-     point where they were more than I could
      If you would like to be listed as            sequence. Millions of people drink, there-      handle.                                          Bruce Wicksell is VP Business Services for CA
      a resource, send information to              fore it must be a socially acceptable behav-         I’ve been sober for two and a half years    Together. For many years he served as a Busi-
                                                   ior. What I failed to consider was the ma-      and am still dealing with some of the con-       ness Manager for the Los Angeles Department
     info@@californiatogether.com                  jority of these “drinkers” were not routinely   sequences. The legal aspects fade over time      of Water and Power. He is now semi-retired
      by 20th of month prior to printing           drinking themselves into oblivion. Even if      but the relational and financial conse-          and spends his time working on this paper and
                                                   I did drink too much, I was only hurting        quences are not always easily mended.            other worthwhile endeavors. Join him each
                                                   myself; a victimless crime. Wrong!              While financial issues can usually be re-        month as he shares his experiences, thoughts
                                                        Today with the advantage of hindsight      paired, relational issues are more delicate      and reflections on recovery and ponders the chal-
  Resource/Advertiser                              and a fair amount of knowledge about ad-        and, in some cases, perhaps not repairable.      lenges that lay ahead. Email Bruce at
                                                   dictive consumption, I clearly see how               How do I handle these? First, I must
      DIRECTORY                                    drinking not only hurt me, but others as        stay sober. How could I hope to deal with
                                                                                                                                                    bruce@californiatogether.com

                                                   well. Looking back it’s hard to imagine that
                                                   was me. I’m an alcoholic—so once I picked
Charlotte’s Serenity & Gifts 714.441.0627
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