Saturday, March 14, 2020

Not responsible to attend face to face 12 Step Meetings

Free Download Guide: 12 Step Virtual Meetings Guide (when community social distancing is required) https://tinyurl.com/Virtual-Meetings
It is no longer responsible to go to face to face 12 Step meetings because of the multitude of  silent infections of Covid. Resume meetings later when the pandemic is on the downside here in the U.S. Silent infections are more numerous than we think and put everyone at risk.

German researchers found that traditional methods of screening for the virus often don't work. In a plane returning to Germany--10 passengers who they thought might have it did not, and "In a surprise twist, two of these seemingly healthy passengers tested positive for the virus. Two different labs confirmed their test results." If you are not worried for you, be worried for me. We have so many immune compromised people in the rooms, please please begin your virtual meetings.
https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200220/silent-covid19-cases-may-stymie-screening-efforts

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Covid-19 and 12 Step Meetings

Important update. 12 Step Meetings and Covid-19. What you need to know.


Eye-rolling not appreciate in 12 Step Meetings for those who want to take flu precautions

We want members to feel safe getting the help they need to stay clean & sober. Watch the video and download the group guidelines flier linked in the description over at YouTube. You may be in the "roll your eyes" crowd who think any concern over Covid-19 is alarmist and unnecessary--OK stop reading and I pray that I am dead wrong in my caution and am never in a position to say, "I told you so.".

According to Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunizations and respiratory diseases, “At some point, we are likely to see community spread in the U.S. .." and now it has taken a foothold in our country. 

"The corona-virus produces mild cold symptoms in about 80% of patients, Dr. Sylvie Briand, head of WHO’s Global Infectious Hazard Preparedness division, told reporters on Monday. About 15% of the people who contract the virus have ended up with pneumonia, with 3% to 5% of all patients needing intensive care, she said." This comes from an article from cnbc

Right now, it is probably not widespread in the US--yet the "foothold" is here. Rumors abound and people often go to extremes--from the "I'm in God's hands and I accept God's will." to the conspiracy alarmists who are convinced all governments, the CDC and WHO are lying to us and we're all about to die except for a few rich guys in bunkers somewhere in Iceland.

12 Step Groups have long ignored flu season protocol. That's fine for the healthy--but so many of our members have compromised immune systems, that maybe we should not be so causal when infectious diseases are spreading in our communities. 

I attend a 12 Step group here in Kingman, AZ and we do take some precautions. There is antibacterial gel on each table and we use disposable cups. But that is about it. I would suggest that members NOT roll their eyes at those who choose to wear masks, gloves, use the gel and step back when the hand-holding prayer comes. I think we should start Face-timing the meetings for those home bound, and I think we should be smart.

"This new virus represents a tremendous public health threat," she said. "We are now taking and will continue to take unprecedented, aggressive action to reduce the impact of this virus ... on the communities in the US." Messonnier said. Rational thought and precautions for our members, our family, in 12 Step groups is the smart and loving thing to consider. No eye-rolling please.  



Sunday, December 29, 2019

Sh*t Happens (that's what your Pocket Sponsor is for)

It's been a while! Sorry for the hiatus--but here is a good video I did a while back. There are times when sh*t happens and at these HALT moments, you need to pick up your Pocket Sponsor. This video is a rather funny look at life--but Facebook refused to let me advertise or promote this video for recovery because they said that "sh*t happens" wasn't appropriate. I find that hilarious because of all the sh*t they do promote--but I digress... Look, even if Facebook won't let me promote this, maybe you'd like to share it? https://youtu.be/moZ7z19qWtA

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Let's Do the Holiday Parties SOBER (InfoGraphic)

Here is a free download from our most active website PocketSponsor.com-- It's an inforgrapic that can be printed on a legal sized paper and given out for a bit of Holiday guidence. Additonally, there is a commerical printer version that you can send to Staples or such.  All FREE. This is in 3 parts for the blog--but the infographic is one long sheet.


Thursday, March 28, 2019

What is a POCKET SPONSOR?

Take 40 seconds to see how the Pocket Sponsor is used--If you like it I will give you FREE shipping to order one for yourself or as a gift.
https://tinyurl.com/ShipPSFree


Thank you Niko for a great presentation!

Angel Manor Girls say "Thanks"

I am so grateful for places like Angel Manor in Kingman that are available to young women that need help with addiction and alcoholism. God bless Wendy for working with them and keeping it up against great odds. God bless the many volunteers like Tina Salazar who continue to help. At Day By Day, we offer what little support we can--each year at Xmas time, we try to give a recovery gift to each resident. Lat year we gave a few recovery coloring book/journal. They were so sweet and even took one of the pages they colored and signed it, as a thank you.

We love the girls--Hang in there.And if you want to give someone a clean and sober Christmas gift set (they start at only $1), please visit our Christmas Store. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Dog Searches 'Recovery Books' for Owner





WHAT WOULD YOUR DOG DO TO HELP YOU GET SOBER? No matter how obnoxious a drunk one is, man's best friend remains true. Funny video and awesome deal at the end.