ikesrecovery

Garden Grove, CA

#1 May 28, 2007
I have lived in this towm most of my life. But I am also a recovering Alcoholic/Alanon person.
My comment is that I wish Pendleton would open their eyes to the real problem that Pendleton has with addictions, whether it be alcohol,drugs, and now gambling.
All three of these addictions ruins hundreds of families every day, month, and year. Have you ever wondered why? Is it just the Alcoholic/ Is it just the drug addict?/ Is it just the gambler? You know after leaving this town for 20 yrs. and getting and maintaining my recovery in a different location, I see one of the problems:
People here want to stay in DENIAL about the addictions, and how serious it really is!
WE, families of addicts, alcoholics, and gamblers, also NEED HELP to CHANGE! WE have come to use very dysfunctional behaviors to cope with our addicts, alcholics and gamblers.
But there isn't enough SUPPORT in this area to accomplish our goal, to help OURSELVES to become a positive influence in the community, as well as with our addicts, alcholics, and gamblers.
Why isn't there more ALANON and NARANON meetings in this area? Why isn't there more 12-Step programs for people that are serious about changing their own lives while successfully living with addicts, alcholics, and gamblers? It can be DONE! I know! There are too many successes in the rooms that I have gone to for this very reason.
Today I am a happy person, after learning how to live and change myself! With the help of the 12-Step programs and a strong support group of friends.
Ike
livinwitaddicts

Memphis, TN

#2 May 10, 2008
I'm not from your town but I know that it is very important to have support where you live. Howerver, it can also be a good thing to leave the environment you are use to. But if your town does not have any meeting available maybe you should be the one to start the process for others.

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