Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Wishes are a staple of growing up in America.  As a kid, I wished I could personally meet Santa Claus at his North Pole Headquarters to discuss future toy options and an increase in overall gifts for myself as well as my friends (hey, I'm a generous guy).  I also wished I could see and possibly pet the proverbial Easter Bunny but that never happened.  SPOILER ALERT:  I found out quite accidentally that my stepmother was in kahootz with the Tooth Fairy as her representative to put money under my pillow after a tooth loss.  One night, I guess I was sleeping heavily and she couldn't get the money under my pillow.  She whispered, "Chris, lift up your head."  I did and then woke up and rolled over to see her walking out of my bedroom.  I slide my hand under my pillow and found the dental cash prize.  Needless to say, I wished I could've had a few moments with the Tooth Fairy to explain the need for better parental training.  

Have you ever had a wish?  Perhaps you wish for better relationships.  A raise?  Less stress?  To be a rock star?  To have more time to yourself?  To have better health?  For a big, fat slice of pepperoni pizza that tastes great but is fat-free.  Hey, we can all dream, right?!?

Every day at work, I meet people who have one wish: to get clean and stay clean from drugs and alcohol.  They have come in beaten and broken by a vicious disease that destroys their health and causes havoc for their friends, family, and work environment.  They barely have enough umph to proclaim that wish but in signing up and coming to detox we hear their wish loud and clear!

Never be afraid to wish.  If you want something bad enough, you first have to dream about it or wish it would come try.  Once you do that, desire is born.  When desire is born, then a plan can be created.  Once a plan is created, action can be taken.  Action can create magnificent results. 

At The Coleman Institute, we specialize in helping people get clean and stay clean from alcohol and drugs.  We wish all people would choose to experience sobriety for themselves.  While we wish all who had an addiction issue would come to us for help, we know many will not.  However, we will not give up trying to help people who do want the help.  And, should people change their minds and seek treatment, we welcome them with open arms!  If you or someone you love is in need of detox from opiatesalcohol, benzos, Methadone, or Suboxone, please do not hesitant to call Jennifer Pius at 1-877-77-DETOX (33869).  Help, hope and healing begin here!

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