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Alcoholism is a family disease, a deadly one that cannot be fought by the substance abuser alone. That said, it is always an uphill battle. Those close to the alcoholic suffer tremendously. Logic does not work when dealing with addicts, nor does pleading or crying. We cannot force them to get help. We can only love and support them, give them every reason to want sobriety for themselves, and then pray that they will choose survival.
Today's special guest, Alberta Sequeira has lived this nightmare and fought this battle twice; first with her husband, and then with her daughter. Tragically, both of these battles were lost. Her husband and daughter both succumbed to their diseases. In the hopes that other families suffering similar addictions will recognize the problem, come out of hiding, and seek help without fear or embarrassment, Alberta has shared her story. She has written two hearfelt memoirs; Someone Stop This Merry-Go-Round: An Alcoholic Family in Crisis, and Please, God, Not Two: This Killer Called Alcoholism.
Alberta Sequeira is a writer, four-time award winning author, motivational speaker, and director/producer/co-host of a Massachusetts Cable TV show. She also teaches workshops for writers. Today she will tell her story, sharing hope and inspiration to all.
To learn more about Alberta Sequeira and her books, please visit http://www.albertasequeira.org
On tonight's show Rosie is going to discuss how to live with an alcoholic friend or partner. It's very hard to be married to an alcoholic or to watch a friend who is an alcoholic destroy their lives. It's becomes very hard when you are no longer in denial, and you see what pain and hurt they are causing all who love them. It's difficult and it's frustrating, and it can suck you into a crippling cycle of dependency, but if you are willing to work on yourself, you can find even more to love to give but set proper boundaries to protect your own vulnerability.
At the bottom of the hour Rosie will be joined by Leslie Hale for the weekly "Astro-Talk" segment. Very strong forces have been active in the Universe this week and Leslie will help define what we can expect in the coming week. You can view Leslie's newsletter at www.lesliehale-astrology.com.
The show is hosted by Rosalea of The Psychic Meeting Place and www.Blendedherbaltreasures.com
Rosie will be taking calls the last hour of the show. The call in number is 1(714)888-7516. Call in early and press the number 1 after connecting to be sure you are in the queue.
*The opinions expressed by the guests are for entertainment purposes only and those guests providing comments are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Psychic Viewpoint Show or its host.*
Tonight Sunday 03-15-2015 our show is going to review some letters , writings sent in by listeners. We will continue to discuss in depth problems facing those who are working a program to recover from ANY TYPE/KIND of Addiction. Recovery of this type is NOT LIMITED to ONLY alcohol - however one can find help and assistance to overcome just about any kind of addicition that may be plaguing your life or that of someone close to you. Call in at 323-580-5755 as this is a LIVE Talk Show designed to encourage callers to call-in with comments, questions, or to share their personal experiences in the hopes that we can all learn more about Recovery and what it may take to enjoy a life FREE from Drugs - Alcohol or of course any addiciton. We are NOT Doctors or Counselors, or Therapists - but some of us have faced our Demons and found the sanctity of living a drug or alcohol free life and not feel bad or less than for making this healthy decision. JOIN US!!! The show airs from 7 to 9 PM CST and we welcome any and all callers, comments. If you can't make it tonight join us next week or any Sunday from 7 yo 9 PM CST.
Stillwater, MN – The decision to give up the lifestyle of addiction and enter recovery can be tremendously fearful and isolating, like moving away from home and never speaking to anyone again. Everyone has their own path to recovery, but with the help of a recovery coach, you can develop strategies to successfully navigate the transition to sobriety
A recovery coach is a certified non-clinical professional that supports you as you begin a new life without substance abuse. Jill Orhn is a recovery coach and the founder of Jill Orhn Recovery Coaching, where she helps women who are considering treatment or have recently left treatment to build a new vision for their lives. Jill supports women in transition who feel lost or hopeless or believe they don’t have anyone to support them.
“A recovery coach helps to keep you on the path to stay sober by teaching day-to-day skills and establishing new routines,” says Jill. “We take away the shame and the stigma of being alcoholic or an addict and the idea that this is who you are for life.
Jill helps her clients to recognize what areas in their life they need to find balance and how to recognize the negative thinking and triggers that can compromise sobriety.
“I’m there to help them take that next step, whatever that step may be, and that applies to recovery or any kind of transition,” says Jill.
Jill understands where her clients have been but also serves as a living example that life can get better and will. She and her clients work together to develop an action plan to start your recovery and help keep you in recovery.
“Let’s take away the stigma and help people get sober in a way that works for them,” says Jill.
For more information on Jill Orhn Recovery Coaching, visit http://www.gethelprecoverycoach.c
Sarah Allen Benton is author of the book, 'Understanding the High Functioning Alcoholic' , and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and therapist at McLean Hospital in MA.
She has been featured in a NY Times article by Jane Brody, has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS Early Show, NPR, is a blogger for PsychologyToday.com and more.
Sarah is a recovering alcoholic and has been sober since February of 2004. She gives lectures and trainings on the topic of high-functioning alcoholics at colleges, boarding schools, and at professional conferences including Harvard’s Treating the Addictions.
Please visit her website The High Functioning Alcoholic for more information about Sarah, her book and additional resources.
In this episode Sarah tells a bit of her own story of alcoholism and recovery, and answers questions about High Functioning Alcoholism, including how to define it, what common personality traits and drinking patters are found with high functioning alcoholics, and steps people who fit this description can find ways to get help.
...memories will you make? Will they be Happy ones shared with Family and friends OR... will they continue the pain and turnmoil consistent with the pangs of ADDICTION... Join us tonight as we discuss our Day to Day lives - and how we manage to live these days SOBER and FREE of our ADDICTIONS.
This is a LIVE - CALL-IN TALK SHOW and we candidly discuss our shortcomings and strengths, while sharing our own persoanl "EXPERINECE - STRENGTH - and HOPE" of a life without having to use. We welcome your comments, questions, suggestions, stories, your INVOLVEMENT with our program.
USE THE CALL-IN NUMBER 323-580-5755 and BE PART OF THE PROGRAM - PART OF THE MRIACLE OF RECOVERY. We are NOT Doctors or Counselors or THerapists, - yet they may join us occassionally as guests, we are IN RECOVERY OURSELVES, offering CANDID - ACTUAL STORIES of how our lives we affected by our addictions, what happened to get us to stop and what life is like today as we face our daily challenges WITHOUT the USE OF OUR FORMER DRUG OF CHOICE.
WHetehr you are an Alcoholic, a drug addict, a gambler, a sex addict, etc... you can learn that you ARE NOT ALONE AND YOU HAVE OPTIONS TO GET FREE AND CLEAN.
Our Show runs from 7 to 9 PM Central Daylight Time and all callers are welcomed.
Hope to hear from you!
Therapist Jef Gazley willl be our special guest speaker on this rebroadcast show. His statement on Co-Dependency is this: The definition of co-dependence is the tendency to desperately attempt to take care of other people to such an extent that the needs of the caretaker are ignored. Codependency was first identified by working with alcoholic families in the early 1980’s while noticing how the mates of chemically dependent people parented their partners. Codependency was first thought to occur only as a reaction to someone in the family being addicted. It is now known that co-dependence also results from growing up in a dysfunctional family of any type. These families often emotionally abandon their children and shame them. These children react by trying to become perfect, control everything, and “fix” their parents and later their spouse and children in the hope that they will be loved and gain approval. His website is www.asktheinternettherapist.com
Malvin Dino Vice began entertaining professionally at the age of twelve where he and Gap Band legend Charlie Wilson, along with some other childhood friends started their first performing band, “The Carver GTs” later to become “The Majestic Soul”. The band performed at the local Y.M.C.A, private parties, teen hops, and nightclubs. Additionally, this band was the warm up act for a Beach Boys concert at the Tulsa Fairgrounds which initiated instant local appeal, and fans were awe struck at the professionalism of this group because of group’s young members. By high school, the name of this band changed to The Spinadas (the name of a mild alcoholic beverage that flourished in the 70s). In their early teen years, Dino and Charlie were asked to fill-in for Charlie’s older brother (Ronnie Wilson, another Gap Band legend), and another musician in a group called The Magnificent Seven, which was co-founded by the older Wilson brother. Immediately, Dino and Charlie were recruited into this band, and continued to back black music dignitaries at the larger venues. Sam & Dave (Hold on I’m Comin”), The Ike & Tina Turner Review, Mel & Tim (Backfield In Motion), The Chi-Lites, Lowell Fulsom, Bobby Bland, Joe Simon, The Festivals, are to name a few of the many acts that were backed by this band. It's going to be a great conversation with a super person.
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