Author: Jimmy Cioe

Priorities

Prevention, Treatment, Recovery Over the din of ever-rising media reports about increased opioid addiction and the attendant rise in disease and death, we at RecoveryNC desire to distill our knowledge into a succinct set of requests and directives to aid our state in growing an efficient Recovery Oriented System of Care. Our vision is to remove the barriers between citizens suffering from substance use disorders and their ability to initiate and sustain recovery. For those on the life-threatening end of the spectrum of the disease of substance use disorder, that means availability to access services and a multitude of...

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Virtue Series – Part 10

TOLERANCE – is the wisdom of not making judgements on fellow men since we can never be sure of their true motivations, trials and personal problems. Criticism of others’ beliefs, habits and personalities is unwarranted, self-righteous and inexcusable. The tolerant man does not measure others only by their errors, but rather he asks himself how he would have reacted under identical circumstances. In place of a critical, irritable attitude toward another, which can only add to the cross he must bear, the tolerant man is slow to speak and act lest he detract from his opportunity to spread happiness...

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99 Homes

Of the movies watched over the holidays I did not expect my favorite to be this one. A taut, intelligent script superbly acted that compelled me forward through a gripping tale using one man’s story to shine universal concerns. The promo says: “Set amidst the backdrop of the 2008 housing market catastrophe, Dennis Nash, a hard-working and honest man, can’t save his family home despite his best efforts. Thrown to the streets with alarming precision by real estate shark Mike Carver, Dennis, out of work and luck, is given a unique opportunity – to join Carver’s crew and put...

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5 Events of Value, Worth and Note

The 2nd Annual NC Addiction and Recovery Advocacy Day Family members, allies, and people in recovery will gather at the North Carolina General Assembly, rallying support for solutions that promote: appropriate & adequate treatment on demand, robust recovery support services for individuals and families, and the freedom for people in recovery to live full lives. Come and be counted! February 28 from 9am – 4pm – Registration and Details Coordinated by Recovery Communities of North Carolina Addiction Professionals of North Carolina 1st Annual Policy Summit Substance use disorder treatment and prevention providers and advocates can expect big changes under new administrations...

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Virtue Series – Part 9

DISCRIMINATION – implies the power of discerning the motives of people and their character, and the ability to see the real truths below the apparent surface of situations. To discriminate emphasizes the power to distinguish the excellent and the appropriate; to judge between what is good and what is better; to weigh alternative courses of action in the light of karmic law; and to perceive the fallaciousness or veritas of teachings. It signifies a shift from mere belief systems or belonging systems to actual inner experience.All spiritual traditions (starting with Recovery) at their mature levels agree that such a...

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