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Motivational Mediation Monday: Keep Calm and Go With The Flow

Running water never grows stale. So you just have to ‘keep on flowing’. – Bruce Lee Go with the Flow Many times when we come into recovery, and even for those of us who have […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Turn It Over

“You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one. – Unknown” Turn It Over To God. To Buddha. To a Higher Power. To the universe. To a power […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Build Relationships

“Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational.” – Hugh Mackay Build Relationships No matter how much time we have in recovery, relationships can be difficult when we […]

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Motivational Mediation Monday: Keep Calm and Play On

“We don’t stop playing because we get old. We get old because we stop playing.” – Satchel Paige Play On I am a firm believer that laughter and play are a crucial part of not […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Play In The Rain

“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Play In The Rain It’s going to rain in life. It will get cloudy and the colors […]

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I Was Cyber-Bullied on Yik Yak for Being Sober – IMAGES

I have been sober for nearly 6 years and have had my fair share of bullying throughout my life. Part of me is pretty grateful that we didn’t have internet exchanges like we do today […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Take Responsibility

“Blame is just a lazy person’s way of making sense of chaos.” – Douglas Coupland Often times in active addiction we found ourselves blaming others for our unhappiness, our terrible situations, and sometimes even our […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Be Humble

Be humble or be humbled. Be Humble The cool thing about recovery is each day we get the opportunity to learn and grow. There are so many awesome lessons in life that I have learned […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Listen

“I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.” – Larry King Learn To Listen, Listen To Learn […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and How

H.O.W. Honesty Open-mindedness Willingness Keep Calm & How The thought of not drinking or drugging for the rest of your life can be a daunting statement, but it doesn’t have to be that scary. We […]

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Brah, Are You Even Sober? How CrossFit Is Like Sobriety

CrossFit has created its own community of people and it has been growing in numbers over the past few years. When we really take a good, hard look at CrossFit, it can oddly resemble another […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Color Your Life

“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.” –  Marcus Aurelius Color Your Life Many of us felt that our lives had lost its color from drinking and using. We were left with […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Chill Out

“Life is some much easier when you chill out.” – Anonymous Chill Out Relax. Calm down. Easy does it. Sometimes you just need a moment to stop thinking/reacting and chill out. As alcoholics and addicts, […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Overcome Obstacles

“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” —Rikki Rogers Overcome Obstacles Nothing in this world worth having is easy to get. It may […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Love On

“We will love you so that you can love others.” – Recovery Slogan Love On I have heard the saying “we love you until you love yourself” many times in the rooms of recovery, but […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Be Of Service

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein Life can be gross sometimes. I use to think things were happening to me, but now I see that things happen because […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Know The Facts

Today kicks off National Drug Facts Week (NDFW)! January 26 –February 1, 2015 Know The Facts I have come to love programs like NDFW, because they help share real facts and raw truths about drug […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Trust The Process

“Sometimes when you lose your way, you find YOURSELF.”  ― Mandy Hale Trust The Process If you have been around the rooms enough, I am sure you have heard people say “trust the process” any […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Live Life

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” – Denis Waitley Live Life As I grow in recovery I […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Just Do It!

You know that thing that you want to do, but keep putting off? Just do it! As we ring in the New Year there are many of us reflecting back on our experiences in 2014. […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Stop Being Confused

With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity, you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt. – Zig Ziglar Stop Being Confused The holidays […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Don’t Take It Personally

When I first came into recovery I was really sensitive (sometimes still am) and I would honestly think that everything was directed at me. If someone said something positive to me, I would accept what […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Let Haters Hate

Hater (Hate-er) noun: Someone who is incapable of being happy for another person’s success.  Rather than being happy, they make a point of exposing a flaw in that person. They hate themselves and don’t even know […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Be Selfless

“Make your passion your life. Just don’t make it about you.” ― Leigh Hershkovich When I first got sober I was really confused when I heard people say that the program of recovery that I […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Slow Down

“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going to fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” – Eddie Cantor Slow Down! As […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm, It’s Just For Today

“What day is it?” It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. My favorite day,” said Pooh.” ― A.A. Milne Just For Today Dealing with life in early recovery can feel overwhelming and scary. For once we are able […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Tell The Truth

There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself – an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly. – Antisthenes The Truth Will Set You […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm And Accept Change

We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. – Joseph Campbell Accept Change Life is ever changing, much like the seasons, and […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm And Stop Complaining

“If you can quit, quit. If you can’t quit, stop complaining – this is what you chose.” ― J.A. Konrath Stop Complaining! When most of us came into recovery, we seemed to complain about everything. […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Have Faith

“In my deepest, darkest moments, what really got me through was a prayer. Sometimes my prayer was ‘Help me.’ Sometimes a prayer was ‘Thank you.’ What I’ve discovered is that intimate connection and communication with […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Don’t Judge

How often have some of us judged others to make ourselves feel better? Or better yet, judged other peoples programs to feel better about our own “spiritual” journey? What we don’t know is that while […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Be Bold

“Freedom lies in being bold.” – Robert Frost Be Bold There is freedom in taking bold steps. Did you know that? I use to think that being bold meant I had to be loud, obnoxious, […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Help Prevent Suicide

“You aren’t alone. No matter who you are or what problems you are struggling with, hurting yourself isn’t the answer. We want to help you find hope.” – National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Help Prevent Suicide […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Recover On

“Time takes time.” – Recovery Slogan Keep Calm and Recover On! I use to lose sight of the fact that I was recovering one day at a time. I guess I was hoping for a […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Don’t Give Up

I use to think that giving up on whatever goals I had set out for myself was only based on laziness, but I found there were so many other reasons blocking me later. Don’t Give […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Don’t Freak Out

Ahhh freak out! Meditation To Stop A Freak Out Most of us have experienced the occasional freak out – some more than others – and found we later regretted what we had thought, said, or […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Under Construction

“I have a darkness about me.” – Anonymous “What’s so dark about you?” – Ashling “My thoughts.” – Anonymous “Explain.” – Ashling “I’m vengeful towards people, and I lust for things that I don’t have. […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Be Free

The Promises We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity. And […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Keep Coming Back

 “It works if you work it.” – Recovery Slogan Keep Coming Back If you have been in the rooms long enough then you probably have heard the saying “keep coming back” as least a hand […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Give It Up

“Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.” ― Mark Twain Give It Up Meditation Sometimes in life things just get real and overwhelming. There are […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Rock On

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” ― JK Rowling Rock Bottom On Meditation Most of us had to hit a rock bottom before we were able to live a […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Shine On

“It’s always darkest before the dawn”- Proverb Shine On Meditation Have you ever met someone that when they share there is this twinkle in their eye and they just seem to shine? I remember when […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Be Real

“Keep it real with me; I’ll keep it real with you.” – Unknown How many of you have lied in the rooms? Telling everyone that you are OK when really you were just going through […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Have Hope

“Stay at the centre and let all things take their course. “ – Lao Tzu Life can be messy and sometimes unfair. You may on occasion feel like you have done all the right things and […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Cinco De Mayo

“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” – Abraham Lincoln It’s no secret that people like to celebrate this holiday by partying at local hot-spots, and for […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm And Be Strong

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” – Richard Bach Be Strong Meditation “If you do the next right thing, the next right thing happens!” ever hear that […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Show Up

“Showing up is 80% of life.” – Woody Allen Show Up In Recovery Recovery is cool in the fact that we get to be present and show up today. At first we suited up, showed […]

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Watershed Jamie: I Am A Recovering Addict

Hi, my name is Jamie and I am a recovering addict. What It Was Like My addiction started long before I actually picked up my first substance. Growing up I always felt different than everyone […]

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Motivation Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Be Carefree

I would rather be happy, joyous, and free then worry about what you think of me. – Watershed Ashling Most of us can remember that carefree attitude we had at some point as kids. The […]

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Monday Motivational Meditation: Keep Calm and Heal

Meditation On How To Heal In Recovery Sometimes life takes an unexpected turn, be it a loss of a career, relationship, drugs, alcohol, faith, or the passing of a loved one – we’ve all experience […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Have Integrity

“Honor your commitments with integrity.” – Les Brown Meditation on Integrity All we have in this world is our word. What we do with our words says something about our character and integrity, and if […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Be Honest

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” ― Mark Twain   Meditation: Be Honest The truth is if you can’t be honest in all your affairs (even the small ones) you will fall […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm And Break The Stigma

“The idea of the "homeless addict living under the bridge" isn't accurate; your typical drug addict is actually the guy next door who has a family and a career… all precariously balanced, and slowly ruining […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm And Be Merry

“People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway.” – Mother Teresa Keep Calm And Be Merry Meditation Why can’t the magic of the holiday season last all year long? It can – keep calm and be merry […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Practice On

“Life is a journey, not a destination.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson Practice Meditation In recovery from drugs or alcohol, there are no winners. Before you disagree what I just said, I invite you to listen to the […]

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The Watershed Attends The 2013 CARP Holiday Gala

The 28th annual 2013 Comprehensive Addiction Rehabilitation Program, CARP Holiday Gala and Peter Fairclough Memorial Recognition Award Ceremony took place at The Airport Hilton in West Palm Beach on Sunday, December 08, 2013. You could feel the […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Help Others

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” –  Anne Frank, diary of Anne Frank Meditation On How To Help Others        If you have been in recovery for any length of time you may have heard these […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Be Thankful

“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.” ― Oprah Winfrey Meditation About Being Thankful With Thanksgiving just around the […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & HALT

HALT = Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired. Meditation on HALT When you get that feeling of just feeling off, it’s best to halt for a second and ask yourself 4 simple questions “am I hungry, angry, […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Be Brave

“Being brave doesn't mean you are not scared. It means you are scared but you do what has to be done anyways.” – Unknown Meditation About Being Brave Fear is a natural part of being […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Be Willing

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell Willing Meditation When a person is honest with themselves and others […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Fear Less

"Fate loves the fearless." – James Russell Lowell  Fear Less Meditation  Talking to people, going to school, applying for a new job, paying bills, dating, and even living for an addict or alcoholic can be […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Keep Going

“If you're going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill  Keep Calm & Keep Going Meditation Many of us in life will go through trials and tribulations, which is why the idea of long-term recovery can […]

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Miley Cyrus We Can’t Stop: At Least Try

Miley Cyrus we can’t stop attitude has elevated since her risky VMA (Video Music Awards) performance on MTV this past week that had the nation twerking with gossip. The past few days people have been […]

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Miley Cyrus VMA 2013 Performance Confirms Drug Molly

It’s our party and we can do what we want, except sing the song lyric “Dancing with Molly” at this year’s MTV 2013 Video Music Awards (VMA) hosted in the Brooklyn borough of New York […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Be Yourself

“In a world where you can be anything, be yourself” ― Etta Turner Be Yourself Meditation When we enter recovery most of us were just trying to get clean and sober, as time went on […]

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Bizarre Drug Trends: Cheap Highs

Bizarre Drug Trends: Oxi Oxi, oxidado – also known as "rust", is stated to be twice as powerful as crack cocaine yet costs just a fraction of the price. What exactly is oxi? Oxi is a […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Choose Recovery

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer  Choose Recovery Meditation When we finally accepted that we were powerless over alcohol and drugs, we saw that […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Be Awesome

Self-confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. How can anyone see how awesome you are if you can't see it yourself? – Ritu Ghatourey Be Awesome Meditation How you perceive yourself is […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Don’t Assume

“Assumptions are the termites of relationships.”- Henry Winkler  Don’t Assume Meditation How many relationships, jobs, or things have we destroyed based on assumptions? When we are in early recovery, many of us dive head first into […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Whatever

"Sometimes you just gotta let S*** go & say to ‘hell with it’ and move on" – Eminem Meditation  Sometimes in life you just got to say “whatever.” When someone hurts you, when you don’t […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Have Faith

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Faith Meditation Most of us started to lose faith the longer we stayed in our addiction. […]

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Watershed Ashling: I am an Alcoholic

I use to be very angry at the fact that I was an Alcoholic. I went through a few periods where I thought that maybe I wasn’t and back to the bottle I went. Each […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Practice Principles

“It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.” – Alfred Adler Practice Principles Meditation It’s easy to speak of having principles when we are in the rooms, It’s an entirely […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Stay Clean

If after we get clean, we want to stay clean, we found more work needs to be done. We cannot live in the dark and in the light at the same time. We notice as time […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Be Sober

If you want to be sober, you must act sober: "The fact is that he should work with other people to maintain his own sobriety." – BB,  p. 119 Be Sober If you are trying to stay […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Exercise

When it comes to recovery and exercise, “Just do it.” –Nike Meditation On Exercise It is true that in recovery we must work on the inside first. It won’t help us to obsessively exercise, dazzle ourselves up […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Never Forget

AA Promises If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Don’t Worry

Keep calm and don't worry because we are about to take this week's Motivational Meditation Monday to another level. A great way to meditate for many in recovery is to reflect upon readings, poems, or even […]

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Club Drugs MDMA & Ecstasy: What Is Molly?

What is Molly? The club drug Molly is basically the powder (crystal) form of MDMA, the same chemical that’s used in Ecstasy. Molly, which is short for molecule, is pure MDMA, unlike Ecstasy, which usually […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Be Happy

“If only we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.”  – Edith Wharton Meditation Many of us got high and drunk because we wanted to feel OK with ourselves, we […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Meditate

We shared with all of you a positive affirmation each morning for 7 days straight last week on Facebook, as well as our other social media sites. At The Watershed we understand the importance of […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Be Positive

“You become what you think about most of the time.” – Brian Tracy Meditation We have all done it, even those who are not in recovery from drugs or alcohol. We have all beaten ourselves […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Take Care

“Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.” ~Deborah Day Meditation Sometimes we get so caught up in constantly […]

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Addiction Treatment Facilities: Prison or Paradise

How far is too far when treating addiction in an addiction treatment facility? Treating addiction is not an easy task when it comes to dealing with multiple personalities and multiple stages of alcohol and drug […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Let Go

“Forgiveness means letting go of the past.” Gerald G. Jampolsky Meditation: It’s usually easy to practice patience, love, tolerance, and understanding when life is just moving by smoothly. It’s a little more difficult to practice […]

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Alcohol Awareness Month 2013: More About Alcoholism

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, or NCADD. Alcohol is one of the most socially acceptable drugs and the most commonly used addictive substance in the United […]

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Buckwild Star Shain Gandee Dead

Is MTV to Blame? Buckwild star Shain Gandee, 21, found dead in a muddy ditch with two other men this past weekend raises concerns for drug abuse and alcoholism on the show. MTV’s newest hit […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Set Boundaries

“No" is a complete sentence.” ― Anne Lamott Meditation: Ever order take-out and when you go to pick up your order, you find yourself over-tipping? Sounds like it’s time to set boundaries! We may want to convince […]

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Silk Road: Buy Illegal Drugs Online

Tired of running out of drugs, getting your life threatened, or going to jail? Here’s a simple solution – buy your illegal drugs online at Silk Road! Silk Road is just one of many basic, run […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Have Patience

Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character. – Heraclitus  Meditation: I was […]

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How Do I Know If I Had A Relapse?

In recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism, there is always a threat of relapse if an addict or alcoholic is not taking care of themselves and working a program of recovery. Many addicts and alcoholics […]

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Lil Wayne’s Seizures Caused By Drug Addiction?

Lil Wayne spent six days in ICU last week after suffering from several seizures and reportedly being placed in a coma. On March 15th, he tweeted from his handle, @LilTunechi, “I’m good everybody. Thx for […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Take Chances

“Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?” – Mark Twain Meditation Taking risks, or chances, in life is sometimes necessary if we want to grow and be happy. If […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Believe

"I believe in a Higher Power and I believe in good and bad, right and wrong. You sleep in the bed you make. – Leif Garrett Meditation Many addicts and alcoholics may find themselves walking […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm and Grow On

The essence of all growth is a willingness to make a change for the better and then an unremitting willingness to shoulder whatever responsibility this entails. – As Bill Sees it, p. 115 Meditation: For […]

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Jenelle Evans: Checks Back Into Malibu Rehab

MTV’s star Jenelle Evans, Teen Mom 2, reportedly checked back into Malibu rehab again. Jenelle first checked into Malibu for a weed addiction back in 2011 when she faced court charges and jail time in […]

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Adele At The Oscars: An Alcoholic With Soul

Adele reaped significant attention on Facebook and Twitter during the 85th Academy Awards this past Sunday. "Skyfall” was named Best Original Song; Adele was positively glowing at the awards ceremony as she accepted her Oscar. […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: If You Failed, Keep Trying

“Don't be afraid to fail. Don't waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It's OK to fail. If you're not failing, you're not growing.” […]

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The Zen Of Zombie: An Alcoholics Perception

In recovery we begin to find inspiration everywhere. One of the greatest ways we can tap into that inspiration is by engaging in inspiring activities such as books, art, and music. I received a gift […]

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Mindy McCready: Did Substance Abuse Lead To Suicide?

On Sunday, at her home in Heber Springs, AK, former country star Mindy McCready took her own life in an apparent suicide. Authorities report McCready died of a suspected self-inflicted gunshot to the head. She was […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Don’t Gossip

“Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.” ― Paulo Coelho Meditation On Gossip How often do we discuss another person with someone and skew what the original conversation […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Build Friendships

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” ― C.S. Lewis Meditation On Friendships When we were using and drinking, for […]

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Why Women Don’t Seek Addiction Treatment

When it comes to substance abuse treatment, women may actually be less likely to get help for their drug addiction or alcoholism than men are. Drug addiction and alcoholism is a disease that can affect […]

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Why Do I Need Detox From Drugs Or Alcohol

For many addicts and alcoholics, the thought of detox can be frightening. Fears associated with both physical and mental pain prevent many individuals from getting clean and sober. Prolonged use of drugs and alcohol affects the […]

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Emily Bauer: Synthetic Marijuana Nearly Kills Teen

December 16, 2012, Emily Bauer, a 16 year old girl from Cypress, Texas, nearly died as a direct result of smoking synthetic marijuana labeled "potpourri" (also commonly known as spice or K2). Emily's body reacted violently after taking […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Love Self

“The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I'm not going to let myself pull me down anymore.”  ― C. JoyBell C. Meditation Love self. How many times did we pull ourselves down when […]

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Enabling The Personality of an Addict or Alcoholic

Being in the addiction treatment field for over a decade, we have seen a lot of different personalities. The personality of an addict or alcoholic is unique in the sense that they have had to […]

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The Emotional Hangover In Recovery

Once an addict or alcoholic enters recovery they think that their hangover days are over. For the most part, they are correct, but nobody warned them about the emotional hangover. The emotional hangover has some […]

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Quit Smoking In Recovery: Living Smoke-Free

If you want to quit smoking, we have a solution. Quitting smoking for many addicts and alcoholics in recovery is difficult. Some say it was harder to do than quitting their drugs or drinking. The fact […]

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Quit Smoking In Recovery: What To Expect

Congratulations! You have decided to quit smoking and take action. If you haven’t decided yet, please continue to read; you may need this when you are ready. So far we got ourselves prepared in our first […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Give Hope

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”  ― Bil Keane Meditation Recovery gives us the ability to stay in the present. It […]

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Motivational Meditation Monday: Honesty

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde Meditation How often before entering a program of recovery did we try to be someone else? Alcohol and drugs were a means of escape, even […]

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Watershed Participates in 2012 CARP Holiday Gala and Peter Fairclough Memorial Recognition Award Ceremony

The 27th annual 2012 Comprehensive Addiction Rehabilitation Program (CARP) Holiday Gala and Peter Fairclough Memorial Recognition Award Ceremony took place at The Airport Hilton in West Palm Beach December 09, 2012. Substance Abuse Treatment In […]

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Bullies in Recovery: If you want what we have, you’ll do what we do!

“If you want what we have, you’ll do what we do!” You hear that saying a lot in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), as well as many other 12 step […]

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Narcotics Overdose Prevention Education :NOPE Candle Light Vigil 2012

Narcotics Overdose Prevention Education Task Force (NOPE) held their 6th annual candle light vigil last night at the Kravis Center, as well as many other cities across the United States, to raise awareness and honor […]

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PIC: Patriots For Parity

Addiction is a disease and alcoholics and addicts deserve to be treated fairly when it comes to access to treatment services. This is why many legislators, healthcare organizations, healthcare providers and community members are working […]

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Newly Reborn “Snoop Lion” Banned From Norway

It is not uncommon for a music artist to change their name, P. Diddy, Prince, and Lil Wayne have all done it during their careers, and now the latest artist to change names is Snoop […]

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