A Cup of Joe

Good morning brothers and sisters!   The word honest or honesty is mentioned 23 times in the first 164 pages of the basic text in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. In fact, its one of the ESSENTIAL requirements of THE PROGRAM! I am really big on looking up the definitions of words in an…

Cup of Joe 7/5/16

Happy 4th of July everyone! It never ceases to amaze me how quickly time flies by in the realm of the spirit. We are half way through the year already! To trail off of last weeks cup of Joe… Just as the man must till the soil and carry the water, he must continue this…

David Tejeda Joins The Last Resort

Please welcome David Tejeda as our newest licensed therapist. David is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), and certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). We are excited to bring David’s experience and passion for recovery to our Clinical Team. David will be working with clients individually as well…

Cup of Joe – Week 1

” Before enlightenment, carry the water, till the soul. After enlightenment, carry the water, till the soil. “ – Zen Proverb We who have experienced awakenings of the body, mind, and spirit have come out of the darkness. We see ourselves, God, people, and this world with new eyes. Those of us in recovery have…

Why Recovering Addicts Make Great Dads

Why Recovering Addicts Make Great Dads   The disease of addiction is often characterized as one of “selfishness and self-centeredness.” Individuals in active addiction prioritize their substance use to such an extent that they are unable to behave in a way that demonstrates love and concern for the people that surround them, despite their best…

Joe’s Story

A Texas native, Joe Hartwell was born in Houston. Following a troubled home life and his parents divorced when he was 12, Joe left home at age 14 and hitchhiked to California. He spent the next two years following the Grateful Dead as they toured across the US and began experimenting with drugs an alcohol.…

Dan C’s Transformation

Dan’s life started off in a pretty typical fashion. He was born in the Bay Area of California and grew up as an only child in a loving household. However, around age 14 he was introduced to alcohol and drugs, and though he didn’t know it at the time, those drugs would send his life…

Breaking the Chains

The following is an excerpt from a recent article by The Buzz Magazine which features our very own Austin Berry. It’s 3 a.m., and Memorial High School junior Austin Berry is passed out behind the wheel from a night of drinking, foot on the brake, car in drive. “Get out of the car,” orders a Hunters…