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One thought leads to another thought. That's the way the mind works. Most of us have established thought patterns. If we are not alert as to where our thoughts are taking us, we may find ourselves somewhere we don't want to be. We may be on a thought route that leads to DEPRESSION, for instance. Or perhaps a place of great ANXIETY. Or a thought that connects with other thoughts, starting off as a simmering resentment, might take us on a thought pathway that leads to ANGER or RAGE.

Using the RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL, method, we learn to become skilled thought observers and try to catch our destructive thought trends at the earliest stage possible. And once we catch ourselves on a destructive thought track, we are equipped with a cognitive-behavioral toolkit that allows us to reverse ourselves--to check our thinking, to put our situations into a broader perspective, to give our imaginings a reality test, to find more constructive and calming points of view.

We come to realize just how powerful thoughts can be.That they have the power to make dramatic changes in our physicality like raising our blood pressure, effecting our heart rate, our breathing, our muscle tension, etc., and of course, along with this, they stir up undesirable emotional responses.

When we practice the RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL, method on a regular basis, we find that the method becomes more and more integrated into our lives. We become aware of how practicing the method is changing us. We notice, and others will tell us, that we are different now--that we are more thoughtful, less reactive. And we notice that we are avoiding a lot of the emotional misery that we use to suffer.

When you visit a RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL, you will hear people share a "before and after," where people compare how they use to respond to a particular situation and how they respond now. Over and over again, they report that the RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL, method has equipped them with more effective ways to handle their lives, allowing them much greater emotional control, and enabling them to avoid the thinking and behavioral traps that use to lead to distressing emotional states.

Ann Landers speaking of Recovery, Inc. (now RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL,) "Their record of success is phenomenal."

A $4.00 OR MORE DONATION IS REQUESTED BUT IT IS NOT REQUIRED.

If you are unfamiliar with our organization and are hesitant to contact us—we invite you to learn more about us so you can be assured that you are connecting with a very reputable non-profit organization--highly regarded within the mental health community. We encourage you to look us up on the web using our name “Recovery International” or our founder’s name, “Dr. Abraham Low.” You will find us on web sites such as Wikipedia.org., for instance.

RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL, is a non-profit organization founded in 1937, with 500 peer-run weekly meetings taking place throughout the world. There are numerous meetings taking place throughout the greater Los Angeles area. To find out more about RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL, and/or convenient meeting places, call 310-322-6411 or go to www.recoveryinternational.org. The web site offers many forums and you are invited to participate.

RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL ALSO PROVIDES FREE TELEPHONE MEETINGS. (There may be a toll charge from your telephone company, however.) Go to WEB SITE www.recoveryinternational.org for details.



SOME RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS

LOS ANGELES AREA

ARCADIA, Mondays, 11:00 a.m.
Mental Health Center, 330 E. Live Oak Ave. Parking in back.
Contact: Linda at 626-253-2326.

CULVER CITY, Mondays, 6:00 p.m.
SHARE! 6666 Green Valley Circle, north off Centinela (2nd building on right),
Leader: Cliff (310) 913-1210.

CULVER CITY, Monday, 6:30 p.m.
Exodus Recovery Admin. Office
9808 Venice Blvd., 5th Floor Conf. Room
Leader: Christy (People need to arrive before 7:00 p.m. as the
building’s outer entrance will be locked after 7:00 p.m.)
For more information call 310-322-6411

ENCINO, Mondays, 6:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church, 4963 Balboa Blvd.
Free parking in church lot. Meeting room, adjacent to parking lot
Leader: Jason, 818-268-9841

HAWTHORNE, Friday, 10:00 a.m.
South Bay Mental Health Center, 2311 El Segundo Blvd. (near Van Ness),
Meeting room upstairs. Parking in back.
Contact: Deanna at 310-512-8112.
Leave message and Deanna will call you back ASAP
between 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday.

HOLLYWOOD, Sunday, 5:00 p.m.
Kaiser Facility, 1515 No. Vermont, Conference Center, Room 7
Enter from parking structure. Contact: 310-322-6411

HOLLYWOOD, Wednesdays, 12:00 p.m.
Hollywood Dept. of Mental Health Wellness Center, 1224 Vine St.
Street parking – read signs for restrictions
Contact: 310-322-6411.

LA CANADA, Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.
Community Center of La Canada,
4469 Chevy Chase (1 block west of Angeles Crest, South of Foothill)
Contact: 310-322-6411.

LAKEWOOD, Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m.
Weingart Center (Craft Room), 5220 Oliva Ave.
Contact: Bob 562-343-5195

LOMITA Saturdays, 1:00 p.m. The Harbor Church, the Education building, 25401 So. Western Ave.
Parking is in back
Contact: 310-322-6411

LOS ANGELES—DOWNTOWN 90013, Thursdays, 12:30 p.m.
Share! 425 So. Broadway (upstairs)
(Parking on Olive -- $5.00 all day)

MAR VISTA, Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m.
Westside Center for Independent Living (known as WCIL), 12901 Venice Blvd. (at Beethoven). Parking in lot o.k.
Leader: Celinda (310) 339-8091

MAR VISTA,Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.
Westside Center for Independent Living (known as WCIL), 12901 Venice Blvd. (at Beethoven).
NW Corner of Venice Blvd. and Beethoven St. (Located approximately one block NE of
Venice High School--on opposite side of street).
Enter the meeting from the patio door in the rear parking lot.
Leader: Gary 310-479-7447

REDONDO BEACH, Mondays, 1:00 PM
Church of Spiritual Living, 907 Knob Hill Ave.
Contact: 310-322-6411

SAN MARINO, Mondays, 5:00 p.m.
Thurnher House, Lacy Park, 1485 Virginia Road
(Just north of Monterey Road.) House on right as you enter the park.
Parking in the rear.
Contact: 310-322-6411.

SANTA FE SPRINGS Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m.
Gus Belasco Neighborhood Center, 9255 S. Pioneer Blvd., Rm. 2
Leader: Rosemarie, 562-706-0925

SANTA MONICA Saturdays, 12:15 PM
Douglas Park Clubhouse
2439 Wilshire Blvd.
Leader: Randy 310-828-9328

TORRANCE, Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m.
First Christian Church, 2930 El Dorado at Maple, Room 7
Park in church lot.
Contact: 310-322-6411.

TORRANCE, Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m.,
HABLAMOS ESPAÑOL EN ESTA REUNION (No English)
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Bldg. D5.5, 1000 W. Carson St.
Call 310-322-6411

WOODLAND HILLS, Tuesdays, 5:30 PM,
Kaiser Permanente-Psychiatry
21263 Erwin St. Use Psychiatry entrance.
Between Canoga & Variel. Free parking
Let reception know you are there for the RI meeting.


ORANGE COUNTY

ORANGE
Tues, 2:00 p.m.
Mental Health Assoc.
822 Town & Country Rd., Bldg C, Conference Rm.
Enter off Main via Lawson
Contacts: Judi 714-636-5759 & Kathie 949-722-0241

COSTA MESA Wed, 7:30 p.m.
St. Joachim Annex
1943 Orange Ave. Classroom A/B/C
Parking at church
Contact: Harold at 949-548-9669.

LAKE FOREST, Mondays, 11:00 AM
Orange County Wellness Center South
23072 Lake Center Dr., Suite 115
Leader: Giselle 949-380-0809

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