What: A free workshop hosted by the Genesis Programs - Forgiveness: Set Yourself Free When: April 27th, 2:30pm - 5:00pm Where: Genesis Programs Thousand Oaks, 145 Hodencamp Road, Suite 207, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 Contact info: Call (805) - 497-6169 to register or click here to register online
Serenity by the Sea What: 33rd Annual Serenity by the Sea / Ventura County AA Roundup When: April 20th - 22nd, 2018 Where: Hobson Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, CA Contact info: Rick (805) 207-0567 or Natasha (805) 304-9851; firstname.lastname@example.org Visit https://www.vcaaroundup.org/ to register or for more information.
Archives Repository 12th Anniversary What: AA Area 93 Archives Respository 12th Anniversary When: April 14, 2018, 10am - 2:30pm Where: 3031 West 5th Street, Oxnard, CA 93030 Contact info: Archive Chair, Victor Z, (818) 518-6333 Guests will speak on the history of AA Walk through the repository and enjoy the various display of books, pictures and other memorabilia Continental style breakfast Food donations welcome
Meetings in Ventura County Ventura County Alcoholics Anonymous provides a searchable list of daily meetings throughout the county. Visit https://aaventuracounty.org/meetings to browse the list and get information on each of the meetings including day, time, & location. You can also call the Ventura County A.A. 24/7 Hotline anytime at (805) 389-1444. The Gold Coast Area of Narcotics Anonymous maintains a calendar of local meetings at http://www.gcana.org/meeting-directory/. They also list upcoming activities, events, and conventions. You can call their local 24-hr helpline at (888) 817-7425.
Spring into Recovery Picnic What: N.A. Spring into Recovery Picnic When: April 1st, 2018 Where: Glenwood Park, 1251 Windsor Dr, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 Contact info: 888-672-9318 Meeting at 11:00 am , Lunch 1:00 pm $8 hamburger or hot dog – Egg Hunt for kids and Golden Egg Hunt $5
Genesis Programs counselor Nancy West, CADC II, will be one of the presenters on Saturday. We hope to see you there! What: 37th Annual H&I Conference When: April 6, 7 and 8, 2018 Where: Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 1050 Schooner Drive, Ventura, California 93001 Contact info: Billy M, Al-Anon Program Chair, 949-836-2311, email@example.com
William White, in his new book, The History of Addiction Counseling in the United States, says the following: “There are four defining premises of addiction counseling that historically separate the addiction counselor from other helping roles. These premises are that: 1) severe and persistent alcohol and other drug problems constitute a primary disorder rather than a superficial symptom of underlying problems, 2) the multiple life problems experienced by AOD-impacted individuals can be resolved only within the framework of recovery initiation and maintenance, 3) many individuals with high problem complexity (biological vulnerability, high severity, co-morbidity) and low “recovery capital” (internal assets, family and social support) are unable to achieve stable recovery without professional assistance, and 4) professional assistance is best provided by individuals with special knowledge and expertise in facilitating the…