Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July!!!

Chris Newcomb, M.Div.

On July 4, 1776, a group of brave men signed a document that would forever change the course of history.  Today we celebrate their courage, dedication, vision and follow-through to lead a revolution that would result in the founding of our great nation.  We are thankful today to live in this great albeit imperfect free nation!

Today, we would also like to remember all those who still suffer with the scourge of addiction.  Our hope is that they will one day make the choice to free themselves before it's too late.  Change is always one choice away.  

Furthermore, we also salute those who have taken the time to get clean and stay clean.  We know the battle has not been easy but for every day you choose to abstain from drugs and alcohol, you remain free and independent!  You have our respect and admiration.

For the women and men in uniform who risk their lives for our freedoms, we also say 'thank you'!  While war is awful and we all want peace, military power seems to be a necessity in today's world.  We look forward to a day when guns and ammo are a thing of the past.  Until then, we salute our soldiers!

Finally, we'd like to reach a hand out to all those who are on the fence about whether getting clean is the right option for them.  We give a resounding 'YES'!  Life will always get better when you choose to be clean.  It's true that the road may be a bit bumpy once you make the decision however things usually smooth out pretty quickly for most people after they enter sobriety and recovery. 

As you pause to reflect on the freedoms we celebrate today, take a moment to reflect on the groups of people listed above.  If you know someone who fits in one of those groups listed above, feel free to reach out and encourage them.  Share this article with them as well.  We are much stronger together than we are divided.  History proves that!  

At The Coleman Institute, we care about people!  We enjoy helping people reclaim their lives as they get clean and stay clean from drugs and alcohol.  If you or someone you love is in need of detox, please do not hesitate to call Amy Stewart or Jennifer Pius at 1-877-773-3869.  

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