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Recovery focus including iterviews with SCI Staff--experts in the field of addiction treatment. SCI's weekly "Encouragement Group" also featured.
 
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Brother John Lazia John “Brother John” Lazia (spelled Lazio on the tombstone) was born in New York in 1895. He dropped out of high school in the eighth grade. By 1915, Lazia had moved to Kansas City. Lazia’s first known arrest was in 1916, after robbing a man on the street. In an exchange of gunfire, Lazia was arrested. He was convicted of arme ...…
 
Brother John Lazia John “Brother John” Lazia (spelled Lazio on the tombstone) was born in New York in 1895. He dropped out of high school in the eighth grade. By 1915, Lazia had moved to Kansas City. Lazia’s first known arrest was in 1916, after robbing a man on the street. In an exchange of gunfire, Lazia was arrested. He was convicted of arme ...…
 
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In the latest edition of the Encouragement Group, host David Gerber takes a line from Charles Dickens "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" and applies it to addiction. Hitting bottom is something no one wants to experience. However, bottom represents the first time for people to realize what worked yesterday, no longer works to ...…
 
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Encouragement Group 8-16 "Tomorrow" In the latest edition of the Encouragement Group, host David Gerber focuses on the concept of tomorrow which seems contrary to the traditional 12-step focus on keeping things in today. However, David points out that every sober thing we do today, and is to make a better tomorrow. Even the song from the popula ...…
 
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In the latest edition of the Encouragement Group, host David Gerber takes paraphrases a portion of legendary NFL football coach Bill Parcel's induction speech into the Hall of Fame where he talks about winners and losers and relates this message to treatment and recovery. In treatment, those who are negative tend to find fault and complain in s ...…
 
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In the latest edition of the Encouragement Group, host David Gerber discusses the concept of perfectionism, and how it exists among those addicted to substances. In recovery, perfectionism is a common cause of relapse, as many give up when things in recovery don't go perfectly. Michael Boccia chimes in by discussing how like a pebble thrown int ...…
 
The Revolutionary War Battle of New York and Recovery: In the latest edition of the Encouragement Group host David Gerber describes the similarity between the Revolutionary War's Battle of New York and Recovery. As the British commander failed to heed the words of his advisors, George Washington retreated from Brooklyn to Manhattan, losing the ...…
 
In the latest edition of the Encouragement Group host David Gerber takes out money and asks the audience who would like it. Then he crumples up the money, stomps on it and again asks if anyone was still interested, and of course the answer was yes. We still want the money because it, despite it's imperfections has not lost it's value. In addict ...…
 
In the latest edition of the Encouragement Group, host David Gerber explores a message from the movie "Wanted" that relates to recovery. When we truly hit bottom, and are able to say "I don't know who I am" recovery and healing can begin. Holding onto character defects and irrational thoughts keep us stuck. Michael Boccia adds to the discussion ...…
 
In the latest edition of the Encouragement Group, host David Gerber discusses how many people who enter treatment have given up before they ever start due to multiple previous unsuccessful treatment episodes. They lose sight of how hope and opportunity exist in the present. With every problem comes an equal or greater opportunity. Co-host Micha ...…
 
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In the latest edition of the Encouragement Group, host David Gerber takes a look at the popular game Temple Run and Compares it to recovery. We always have the ability to keep moving forward, and when we slow down or go backwards, our addiction is waiting. Michael Boccia chimes in by discussing the movie "It's a Wonderful Life" and how many wis ...…
 
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David Gerber, Program Director at St. Christopher's Inn speaks at a drug forum at the Hendrick Hudson Library on the Heroin Epidemic. He will share with listeners the origin on the epidemic; why it's problematic in teens and athletes, and the sometimes dubious solutions to fight our way out.
 
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In the latest edition of the Encouragement Group, host David Gerber relates the famous Muppets song to recovery. It's not easy being addicted. It's not easy being in recovery. However, once we accept it and enter into recovery, the doors to peace, serenity and many beautiful things open up. Michael Boccia adds to the discussion by sharing how u ...…
 
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In the latest edition of the Encouragement Group, host David Gerber links an old familiar song "It's the End of the World as we Know it" with the coming of the new year and how it relates to recovery. Like the line of the song finishes "and I feel fine", so to is the end of substance abuse and the advent of recovery. Many people stay in active ...…
 
In the latest edition of the Encouragement Group, host David Gerber discusses the necessity of taking healthy risks if we are going to achieve desired healthy results. Michael Boccia adds to the discussion by utilizing a metaphor of a cow and its tail to demonstrate how we already have everything we need to be healthy and successful in life. Li ...…
 
Women In Leadership Sharing the Uncommon Commons Kolleen Chesley – Founder & Co-Director Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast Founded after Hurricane Ivan, Women’s Business Lunch (WBL) was organized by Kathleen Shoop, Natasha Parvey, and Kolleen Edwards Chesley to provide a venue for women in business to come and share ideas, information, networkin ...…
 
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In the latest edition of the Encouragement Group host David Gerber talks about becoming a store customer in recovery. We all know what a window shopper is, and many people enter into recovery "just browsing." What happens when we become store customers and dive into our recovery? The possibilities are endless. Listen in as the miracles that are ...…
 
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In the latest edition of the Encouragement Group, host David Gerber discusses how the popular kids toy Stretch Armstrong can be related to the recovery process. Like Stretch Armstrong, individuals in treatment and recovery that stretch themselves out of their comfort zone, and take healthy risks are more likely to reap the rewards of recovery. ...…
 
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In the latest edition of the Encouragement Group host David Gerber discusses the 3 elements necessary to make any change to attain virtually anything in life. These elements are "Work, Stress and Time". David discusses the empowering message behind these elements as being elements that we are all capable of when we want something bad enough. Mi ...…
 
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In the latest edition of the Encouragement Group, host David Gerber relates the following Oscar Wilde quote to recovery: "A cynic knows the price of everything , and the value of nothing." Many people enter into treatment and recovery as "yes but" people. They look at the negatives in recovery, the loss of their drug of choice but don't pay att ...…
 
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Met fans going back to 1973 remember the phrase "You Gotta Believe". In the latest edition of the Encouragement Group, host David Gerber re-phrases this famous saying to "You Wanna Believe". The reality is that we don't have to believe anything, but rather, our emotions and behaviors tend to follow what it is that we choose to believe, and when ...…
 
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In the latest edition of the Encouragement Group, host David Gerber discusses the concept of how the world changes when we get sober. It's not really that the world changes, but how the world seems different when we look at it through sober eyes. Michael Boccia adds to the discussion by discussing how in the Wizard of Oz, that the wizard doesn' ...…
 
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In the latest edition of the Encouragement Group, host David Gerber discusses the word "Impossible" and demonstrates how the very word says that "I'm Possible." In early treatment and recovery, people tend to think that the fruits of recovery are meant for others and not themselves. It becomes a self-defeating process. The truth is recovery is ...…
 
In the latest edition of the Encouragement Group, host David Gerber discusses the frequent commercial tag line "Past Performance Does Not Guarantee Future Results." Often times people enter into treatment thinking that because they have been unsuccessful in the past, that they have no hope for a future. This investment commercial tagline can wo ...…
 
In the latest edition of the Encouragement Group host David Gerber discusses how just as flowers open and bloom in nature, one must also open up in recovery in order to become the beautiful person they are meant to be. Many people are willing to go to treatment, but we bloom in recovery when we open ourselves up to trusting and being vulnerable ...…
 
In the latest edition of the encouragement group host David Gerber discusses the recovery messages found in the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory movie. Here we identify can do people who make mistakes, but ultimately achieve more than just their goals when the choose to do the work and be honest. Michael Boccia chimes in by discussing the ...…
 
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In the latest edition of the Encouragement Group host David Gerber pays homage to retiring Asst. Director Amy Sucich and identifies the characteristics Amy possesses that men can use in recovery. Characteristics like caring, tenacity and spirituality are some of the many qualities that Amy brought to work every day. Michael Boccia chimes in wit ...…
 
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The latest edition of the St. Christopher's Inn Recovery Radio Show focuses on Step 10 in 12-Step programs. "Continued to Take Personal Inventory, and When We were wrong promptly admitted it." This is a step that is practiced on a daily basis at St. Christopher's Inn. Joined by St. Christopher's Inn staff members Michael Boccia and Robert Watso ...…
 
In the latest edition of the Encouragement Group, host David Gerber discusses the concept of luck in recovery, and how luck seems to follow us when we do the necessary work to be sober. In essence there is no such thing as luck in recovery, but rather we have to power to create our destiny. Michael Boccia chimes in by discussing the power of be ...…
 
In the latest edition of the Encouragement Group, host David Gerber takes the famous 1980's US Olympic Hockey team phrase "Do You Believe in Miracles?" and applies it to the process of treatment and recovery. The journey of recovery is often a miraculous one. However, David discusses the "Ordinary Miracle" in that anyone has the power to attain ...…
 
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In the latest edition of the Encouragement Group host David Gerber shares the following Memorial Day message: "It's in the sacrifice that we prosper." We take a day to focus on those who gave their lives so that we may have our freedom. In recovery, we sacrifice much including immediate gratification to prosper in recovery. Michael Boccia adds ...…
 
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In the latest edition of the Recovery Radio Show host David Gerber interviews Michael Boccia about Step 9. Making amends is one of the more recognizable of the 12 steps. It is also a potential stumbling block. Knowing when making amends is helpful or harmful is often a slippery slope that requires much guidance. Listen as David and Michael simp ...…
 
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In the latest edition of the Encouragement Group host David Gerber discusses Mother's Day and a mother’s secret hope. Many affected by addiction carry a sense of shame, and yet despite this, our mother's secret hope is that no matter what has transpired, the hope is for better for their child. In this very special edition, clients will discuss ...…
 
In today's edition of the Encouragement Group, host David Gerber discusses the quote "There is no Glory Without Tragedy" and it's relationship to recovery. The glory of recovery and all it has to offer takes hitting bottom to achieve. Co-host Michael Boccia adds once you experience the darkest day, every day after gets better. Listen in as mira ...…
 
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In this edition of the Recovery Radio Show host David Gerber is once again joined by St. Christopher's Inn staff members Michael Boccia and Robert Watson to break down Step 8 of AA: Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. Together they tackle the problems and pitfalls many encounter when arriving ...…
 
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This edition of the Recovery Radio Podcast focuses on Step 7: "Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings". Host David Gerber is joined once again by St. Christopher's Inn staff members Michael Boccia and Robert Watson to break down to Step 7 in a simple way for all to understand. The concept of humility is difficult yet essential to overcome ...…
 
In today's edition of the Encouragement Group host David Gerber takes on the sad end of life topic of the way I want to be remembered at death, and discusses how the way we want to be remembered in the end starts today. We have the power to be remembered as one who has overcome obstacles. Michael Boccia chimes in by talking about how treatment ...…
 
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The latest edition of the Recovery Radio Show features host David Gerber interviewing St. Christopher's Inn staff member Michael Boccia about the meaning of Step 6 of AA. Together they discuss the concept of "becoming ready" and "removing shortcomings". In addition, the risks and pitfalls of Step 6 are also addressed as is how to go about doing ...…
 
In the latest edition of the Encouragement Group, Host David Gerber demonstrates the process of moving from an "Every Silver Lining has a Cloud" in addiction to a , to a "Every Cloud has a Silver Lining" kind of person in recovery. Co host Michael Boccia, discusses how learning how to hit a curveball in baseball is truly a metaphor for learning ...…
 
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In todays edition of the Encouragement Group host David Gerber relates the popular quotation "Shoot for the moon, if you miss, you'll land among the stars" and relates the message to recovery. When we set the bar high in recovery we can be proud of our accomplishments, and when we set the bar low, we rarely go above. Michael Boccia shares with ...…
 
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In todays edition of the Encouragement Group, host David Gerber takes the Thomas Edison quote: "I have not failed, I've just found 10,000 ways in which it didn't work, and relates it to recovery. Those who are addicted often try every way to make addiction work before surrendering and finding hope and peace in recovery. Michael Boccia chimes in ...…
 
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In today's edition of the St. Christopher's Inn Recovery Radio Podcast, host David Gerber welcomes back SCI staff members Michael Boccia and Robert Watson to discuss Step 5 of AA. Together they break down the Step in a way that listeners can understand, and work through the typical roadblocks that those in recovery face when working on Step 5.…
 
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The latest edition of the St. Christopher's Inn Recovery Radio Show highlights Step 4 of the 12-Step programs. Host David Gerber is joined by St. Christopher's Inn staff members Michael Boccia and Robert Watson as they break down the meaning of Step 4 "Made a Searching and Fearless Moral Inventory" and discuss why it often times represents a st ...…
 
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In todays edition of the Encouragement Group, host David Gerber pays homage to Martin Luther King Day by linking the negro sprititual song "We Shall Overcome" to the message of recovery, and the power of the concept of "We". Listen in as miracles will be shared.
 
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In todays edition of the Recovery Radio Podcast host David Gerber is joined by St. Christopher's Inn Social Worker Michael Boccia as they delve into Step 3 of Alcholics Anonymous: "Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood him." Together they take on the spiritual aspects of this step and David chal ...…
 
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Things Work Out Best for those who make the best of how things work out. In todays edition of the Encouragement Group, host David Gerber takes a quote from legendary basketball coach John Wooden and makes the connection to recovery. David has participants take a look at the bottom they hit as the ultimate opportunity to turn lives around. Micha ...…
 
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