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Serenity by the Sea | April 20-22, 2018

Serenity by the Sea | April 20-22, 2018

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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; serenitybytheseaaa@gmail.com Visit https://www.vcaaroundup.org/ to register or for more information.
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AA Area 93 Archives Repository 12th Anniversary | April 14th

AA Area 93 Archives Repository 12th Anniversary | April 14th

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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
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Ventura County A.A. and N.A. Meetings

Ventura County A.A. and N.A. Meetings

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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.
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Addiction Counseling: What Makes it Different?

Addiction Counseling: What Makes it Different?

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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…
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What Constitutes an Addiction?

What Constitutes an Addiction?

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Addiction is a bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by a maledaptive pattern of behavior or substance use which leads to significant impairment in a person’s life. It is critical to understand addiction as a complex issue with roots that seem to be: (more…)
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