The Foundations for Recovery is offering an 8 week course for those seeking support in the area of family assistance. This course will offer information that hopefully will provide you with the necessary tools to communicate effectively with those who are caught in the grip of addiction. Please call 541-245-HOPE (4673) and reserve your spot today.
“A MOM’S RECOVERY PROGRAM”
Interview with Shawna V (18 Months of Sobriety)
Q: When did you first hear about FFR?
A: I first heard about FFR from my cousin she was posting on Facebook about how much help she was getting.. I had just made the choice to get clean and sober and was searching for like minded people and a safe place to express how I was feeling. Q: What was your drug of choice and how long did you struggle with your addiction (s)? A: My first choice would be alcohol and marijuana but a close second would be cocaine and meth
Q: What does it feel like to celebrate Mothers Day being clean and sober? Can you remember a time you were not?
A: Amazing, it feels like a reward to be able to spend time with my children and my mother being able to be present and appreciate every moment I get. Yes I have been loaded on Mother's Day and I know now my children were disappointed that I really couldn't be in the moment because I was so busy planning to meet up with someone to drink and do drugs.
Q: How long have you been clean & sober and what would you tell someone thinking about getting clean.
A: On May 9, I will have 18 months.
Q. WOW! That’s incredible congratulations! What would tell someone who is thinking about seeking sobriety and beginning a recovery program? A. Personally the best decision I have ever made and I would want to be honest and let them know it was and still is something I have to fight for, there is no easy way around it but some things that have helped me are: Taking responsibility for make actions. Seeking help ( 12 steps, meetings, sponsors, family) Changing People, Places, Things that might send me into relapse. Taking care of myself spiritual, physically, mentally. Forgiving myself and others...Being Grateful! One thing I do and have done from the very first day I made the choice was remember one day at a time and finding the blessings that sobriety has given me.. Which is one more day free from addiction!
Q. Just one more question and thank you again for speaking with us today. Why would you recommend FFR to someone?
A. Yes I would recommend FFR it felt comfortable to express how I felt about my addiction and myself without being judged. And I feel like FFR's goal was my goal to help me find away to be free from addiction and restore my relationships and be able to see hope in the future.
OK my friends, As you know I am ON A DIET! In the past 71 days I have been able to drop 65 pounds. Why all of a sudden the change? It all started when I was speaking with a participate about their use of drugs and the continual relapsing that was happening in his program. As I began to share with him my suggestions about his program, I believe I had one of those "God Shot Moments." The words in which I was attempting to convey to this young man was being echoed in my thoughts about my food addiction. Therefore, I made the decision right there to take my own suggestion. This began my new journey. Therefore I need your support as I have taken the challenge to participate in this years Pear Blossom 5k Run. As you know I always look for ways to raise funding for FFR. So I have decided to create my "One Man Jog-a-thon" in hopes to bring awareness in our community that in fact there are many types of addictions. So, will you help me with my challenge and pledge your financial support in helping FFR raise $ 2000 per kilometer (THAT'S $ 10,000.00). Simply contact the offices at FFR (541)-292-2050 and provide us your pledge along with your address and we will send your confirmation. Or click on the attached website address and complete your survey form. Remember your gift is tax deductible and the funding will help FFR continue to bring hope to many in our community wanting freedom from their addictions. Thank you
The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous: "Half measures availed us nothing, We stood at the turning point. We asked God’s protection and care with complete abandon." (page 59)
The question that I think of as I read this passage that was written by Bill Wilson in 1935 is this: Why would someone pen these words? My answer is three fold.
1) The author must himself have experienced that in order to quit drinking and have success in sobriety one must not have any reservations by thinking I can "moderate" my drinking.
2) The author realized that this is the turning point that one must choose in one's recovery.
3) The author has experienced that in order to have success in one's recovery one must ask God for direction and care, leaving no choice for other paths to follow.
The Bible says, "“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See I am doing a new thing! ISAIAH 43:18
This past college football season I have followed the Oregon Ducks as well as the Oregon State Beavers (what can I tell you-I root for both). Anyway, one thing that I have observed is that in order to have success in one's endeavors, one must either be totally committed to the project at hand, or else in time suffer the consequences. We see this in the realms of addiction recovery. We see how although the lives we are attempting to change through personalized one on one recovery coaching want to live a clean and sober life, we see also that socializing with old friends within the old environment will usually produce old behavior. In a recent interview, Oregon Ducks Quarterback Marcus Mariota was quoted as saying:
“Going ‘All In’ for God is glorifying Him with the abilities He’s given us and shining our light for Him.”
- Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota
So in closing, if you find yourself reading this and struggling personally within your recovery program or perhaps know of someone that is need of support, please consider contacting us at the Foundations for Recovery and together we can help you establish a game plan that will produce a "new" way of living.
YES ON MEASURE 91
“THIS IS A BAD IDEA FOR OREGON”
What we will be producing is a generation of young people who in time will be emotionally crippled adults not knowing how to cope with life’s everyday struggles. We are living in a nation that, instead of showing young people how to cope with life's expectations and emotions they are teaching them to look for ways to self-medicate. We should be teaching our young people that experiencing emotions and processing them the correct way is of much greater benefit for growth than covering their painful feelings with drugs.
What this law will accomplish in the long-term is to produce a country full of adults who are not equipped to handle anxiety, panic episodes, depression and many more emotional problems.
The majority of participants of the Foundations for Recovery program have claimed that smoking marijuana has been the entry point to seeking out other mind altering substances. At the Foundations for Recovery it is our position that this is a “Bad Idea for Oregon.”
If you would like more information about our program, please contact me at 541-245-4673 (HOPE).
Foundations for Recovery
Dear Friends of the Foundation.
I wanted to take this time to let you know that some exciting events are being planned through the services provided by the Foundations for Recovery as you can tell by the attached festival flyer.
The Foundations for Recovery was originally incorporate in May of 2011 as a 501 3 (c) non-profit agency that provides peer support services through the unique approach of personalized one on one recovery coaching. We are primarily funded through community support such as businesses, churches and people like you within Jackson County.
The Foundations for Recovery has received a small grant funding through Crater High School to hold a festival type fair to bring to our community a "positive face on recovery". This fair that will include music, food and other vendors in the recovery community will be the catalyst that promotes a new division within FFR. That new program consist of now offering peer mentoring recovery coaching to the youth (ages 11-17) of our community. But we need your help. Will you first and foremost take the time and keep us in prayer, secondly if you feel led to make a one time donation for the event or become a sponsor or perhaps become a monthly donor I know that your gift will be extended to so many.
Thanks again for allowing me this opportunity in taking the message of Hope to those who are seeking freedom from addiction. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at the offices of FFR at 541-245-HOPE (4673)
Doug Gould (Executive Director)
Fred Meyer Community Rewards
Hey Friends, Do you want an easier way to support the Foundations for Recovery? Well our good friends at Fred Meyer have recognized FFR’s commitment to the community of changing lives through peer mentoring recovery coaching. This means every time you shop at Fred Meyer we at FFR will be rewarded. Simply follow the instructions below and link up your card with us today!
1) www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards 2) sign in (if you do not have an account, set one up 3) once you have signed in click on "community rewards"
4) click on "link rewards card now" 5) in the drop down box--insert our FFR # 94650 6) hit enter---then begin to shop for all your personal needs....
On behalf of all our volunteers and the lives we are touching....Thank You!