Monday, April 23, 2012

The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

--Reinhold Niebuhr

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Freedom & Recovery

April 23rd-26th
Hemet Valley Recovery Center will be exhibiting at the Freedom & Recovery Conference in
San Diego, CA.

Addiction strikes regardless of age, sex, economic circumstances or cultural background, genetic history or environment. Yet, we have a “cultural need” for certain people to be clean, sober and in control. This expectation is particularly true for law enforcement, firefighters, military personnel and other “first responders.” Tragically, however, these are the very people who can be the most vulnerable to falling prey to the disease of addiction.  Here at Hemet Valley Recovery & Sage Retreat, we do everything we can to help our Hero's.

“This unique conference will gather the nation's foremost treatment experts to examine these demands, with a focus on education and training for professionals who provide care to this special population and their families. Participants will learn evidence-based practices for treating trauma and addiction, methods for integrating families into treatment, and suicide prevention strategies.”

For more information click here.

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Congratulations again to our 2011 Spirit of Recovery award winner Jerry McDonald. The award announcement was recently published in NAATP’s Visions March/April 2012 edition.

The article read:

Hemet Valley Recovery Center and Sage Retreat awarded Jeryy McDonald, ACATA, with the 2011 Dr. Joseph L. Galletta Spirit of Recovery Award. The 2nd annual award was presented at the treatment center’s annual holiday luncheon on December 8th, 2011.

Jerry recently retired after 18 years of service at The Betty Ford Center with over 32 years in the addiction field. He also was over 34 years of sobriety.

“On February 13th, 1977, my illness was flat lined by AA and I haven’t had a drink since four o’clock that afternoon,” explains McDonald. “This award presentation is remarkable because I am someone who should be thanking and honoring AA.”

If you know of anyone deserving for this years nominations, please let us know.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Deadline for Nominations!!! Spirit of Recovery

The May 14th deadline for Nominations of the 2012 Joseph L. Galletta Spirit of Recovery Award is fast approaching!

Don't miss your opportunity to honor a professional in the field who truly makes a difference in the lives of those struggling with the disease of addiction!

To nominate someone simply follow these steps:

       1. You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader.

       2. Visit

       3. Download the form.

       4. Fill out the form and email or fax completed form to HVRC

     or (951) 925-6337
       5. Please submit your nominations by May 14th, 2012.

The recipient will be honored on Thursday, December 13th, 2012 at HVRC & Sage Retreat's Annual Holiday Luncheon!!


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