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Current Newsletter - September 2010

Mothers Against Methamphetamine

Peace In Your Home
Peace In Your Home
Peace In Your Home, Dr. Mary Holley

Our new book, Peace in Your Home, is now available for family members of addicted loved ones. Peace in Your Home is for those who struggle to respond appropriately to the demands of an addicted relative. This 64 page book includes sections on Overcoming Denial, Special Relationships, Issues unique to Methamphetamine, Boundaries and Responsibilities, Self Image, Fear and Anxiety, Thinking For Yourself, Goal Setting, Communication, Control Issues, Guilt and Anger, Forgiveness, Grief, Tough Love, Prayer and Spiritual Warfare, and The 12 Steps for Family Members.

Peace in Your Home is appropriate for family members of people in addiction to any substance, but is especially valuable to relatives of a methamphetamine addict. There are no other resources that address the special needs of the family coping with a methamphetamine addiction in their home. Methamphetamine is so disruptive to the mental health of addicts that every relationship they have is strained to the point of breaking down.

The key concept of this book is that while you cannot control your addicted loved one, you can control your response to his or her demands and outbursts. You do not have to let your addicted loved one control you. That independence from your addicted loved one requires a strong self image and emotional control in your own life. You have to be at peace with yourself and with God in order to accomplish Peace in Your Home.

Peace in Your Home can be used by individuals as they struggle to find peace in a home scarred by drug abuse. It can also be used in a group setting with discussion points in each section to guide a group in addressing the problems shared by others. Peace in Your Home also includes journaling prompts that encourage you to explore your own situation in a safe place and in communication with God. Journaling allows you to express your real feelings in writing, clarifying your thoughts and responses, and expressing them to God in prayer.

Peace in Your Home is available for purchase by clicking here or by phone 1-866-293-8901 for $5.95 per single copy, or $40.00 for lots of 10. Special chapter pricing is also available.

Mark Your Calendars

Our next Opening Doors to Recovery Annual Conference will be held in French Lick, Indiana June 6-8, 2012. Jason Underhill’s chapter will be hosting the conference at Big Splash Water Park Resort in French Lick. Consider combining this trip with your family vacation in Indiana in June.

Opening Doors to Recovery conference topics of interest include the effects of methamphetamine on the individual and community, strategies for effective prevention and treatment, new developments in the science of addiction, and programs to help addicts and their families recover from the effects of methamphetamine.

Registration will open after the first of the year. Jason is lining up speakers for this event. If you have an area of expertise and would like to contribute to this conference, contact Jason at jaysonunderhill@yahoo.com.

Welcome to Our New Chapters

Two new chapters have formed in the past few months. Bobbie Russwurm has organized Bleu 23’s Mothers Against Meth in Elkhart, Indiana, and they are active in jail and prison ministry in North/Central Indiana. Dawn Gentry has organized Wichita Falls Mothers Against Methamphetamine in Wichita Falls, Texas. They have been in ministry for months now and recently have officially registered as a chapter. Numerous other chapters are in early organization and training preparing to become official chapters in their communities. Mothers Against Methamphetamine provides training manuals and recognition as a 501-C3 non profit organization under our group exemption with the IRS.

If you would like to form a chapter in your community, check out the chapter area on our website, www.mamasite.net. All the required forms and manuals are available there to download and complete. You will need a Board of Directors, five or six like minded people who are willing to work with you to make a chapter happen. The strength and vitality of the group depends upon their willingness to let the Holy Spirit lead.

Most chapters sponsor support groups for the family members of methamphetamine addicts as they cope with the unique challenges of a meth addiction in the family. Our new book Peace in Your Home was designed to assist them in that effort.

Many chapters also sponsor classes on methamphetamine addiction and support groups in their local county jails and nearby prisons. They are helping hurting people defeat the addiction that has cost them everything.

Chapters are also active in their communities educating youth about the dangers of methamphetamine use and the impact it has on the brain and personality of the user.

Please pray for all of our chapters, especially the new ones, as they go to bat against methamphetamine in their communities.

CEU Course, November 17, 2011

Dr. Holley will be presenting our annual Continuing Education Program November 17th at Marshall Medical Center North in Guntersville Alabama. The course will be held in the Medical Center Plaza 3rd floor classroom. Registration is open on our website www.mamasite. net. Registration is $50.00 for the full day if registered and paid by Nov 1st, 2011. After that date registration is $75.00. Registration includes a printed handout for each course. CEU credit is available for nurses, social workers, psychologists, teachers, and general college credit from Jacksonville State University. University credit has a $15 charge.

Agenda
Thursday Nov 17, 2011

8:30 am – 9:30 am The High is a Lie Introductory Course
9:30 – 10:30 am Mental Health and Methamphetamine
!0:30- 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:45 am Advances in Addiction Treatment
11:45-12:30 pm Lunch
12:30- 1:30 pm Medical Complications of Methamphetamine Addiction
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Fetal Effects of Methamphetamine
Break 2:30-2:45
2:45- 3:45 pm Suffer the Little Children
Break 3:45-4:00 pm
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm The Adolescent and Drug Abuse

Dr. Holley is no longer able to travel to present this course in other areas due to the demands of her local ministry, family and medical practice in Alabama. (starting in January 2012)


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