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Trinity Episcopal Parish to offer Recovery from Addiction Service

 

Trinity Episcopal ParishClarksville, TN – Trinity Episcopal Church welcomes everyone to their fifth Sunday initiative, Trinity’s Love in Action. Each fifth Sunday, Trinity’s 10:00am service reaches out to the community by highlighting a ministry and providing a service as we work and worship either off-site or on-site.

This Sunday, December 29th, 10:00am, Trinity Episcopal will be focusing on Recovery from Addiction.

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Trinity Episcopal Church puts Love into Action

 

Trinity Episcopal Church

Trinity Episcopal ParishClarksville, TN – Trinity Episcopal Church welcomes everyone to their fifth Sunday initiative, Trinity’s Love in Action. Each fifth Sunday, Trinity’s 10:00am service reaches out to the community by highlighting a ministry and providing a service as we work and worship either off-site or on-site.

Sunday, December 30th, 2018 Trinity Episcopal will be focusing on Recovery from Addiction.

Trinity Episcopal Parish in Clarksville

Trinity Episcopal Parish in Clarksville

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Dodging the Roadkill: Passion Or Addiction?

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – I run into people all the time who say, “man, you really love that bike” or “where’s your next trip?”  Like me, many of my long time friends are still amazed that this is where I find myself at this stage of my life, traveling the country, on the back of a motorcycle.

Nothing I had ever done in my life would have pointed me in this direction.  I had my motorcycle “fling” in the late 70’s and that was that.  I never thought about it again.  But when I walked into the Harley dealership that day and realized what I was missing, something just “clicked.”

“Passion” is something, hopefully, we’ve all felt, while “Addiction” is something that comes with a negative connotation. 

Passion

Passion

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Time to Change View on Addiction: Not a Moral Failing

 

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse ServicesNashville, TN – A new Surgeon General’s report finds alcohol and drug misuse and severe substance use disorders, commonly called addiction, to be one of America’s most pressing public health concerns. 

Nearly 21 million Americans – more than the number of people who have all cancers combined – suffer from substance use disorders. In Tennessee, it is estimated that 373,000 adults and 26,000 youth have a substance use disorder.

It’s time to change how we view addiction

It’s time to change how we view addiction

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Cumberland Heights Launches Breakthrough Youtube Series

 

Initial detox segment demystifies process

Cumberland HeightsNashville, TN – Nationally recognized alcohol and drug treatment center Cumberland Heights launched today its new, YouTube series designed to speak candidly to people struggling with addiction and those who care about them. The casually shot, rough-cut videos effectively capture the emotions and challenges of addicts, while providing straightforward, honest information from treatment professionals and alumni about the process and what to expect. The initial segment, which will go up on Cumberland Heights’ YouTube channel on July 8, demystifies detox and will hopefully alleviate some addicts’ concerns about the process, often considered to be one of the hardest hurdles for those seeking treatment.

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Alcohol

 

Leap of Faith MinistriesClarksville, TN – The most common form of drug abuse is alcohol. It provides a temporary high, a chance to forget the problems of the moment, and a relief from tension. But, like other drugs it is demoralizing and destructive.

God’s original intention was that wine should be enjoyed by men and women, but in moderation. (Psalm 104:15) He warns against overuse that results in the loss of ability to make proper decisions. (Proverb 31:4-5; Hosea 4:11) «Read the rest of this article»

 

Magdalene House residents to visit UU Fellowship

 

magdaleneOn Sunday, January 25th at 10:30, the Unitarian Universalists Fellowship of Clarksville will host speakers from Nashville’s Magdalene House.  Everyone is invited to attend and learn about their program.

What is Magdalene House?

Women with a criminal history of prostitution and addiction are invited to stay up to two years in one of our homes rent free, in a community with other residents and no live-in staff.
During their stay, we provide a plan that is individualized for each woman that includes medical care, therapy, opportunities for addiction recovery, education and employment. Presently we have five houses and also provide an emergency safe house for four women. Our program also involves returning to the streets where Nashville prostitutes frequent as part of our continued outreach. «Read the rest of this article»

 



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