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Alcoholism and Mental Illness

Alcoholics Anonymous San Diego
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

San Diego/Imperial County Region Narcotics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from drug addiction.

San Diego County Al-Anon
Al-Anon's purpose is to help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend.

NAMI San Diego
NAMI San Diego is a non-profit organization that provides education, support services, and advocacy to improve the quality of life of everyone affected by mental illnesses.

Documentaries

PBS: This Emotional Life
Excellent educational resources are available through public television. This documentary can be purchased or checked out from your local library.

PBS: The Secret Life of the Brain
Another excellent educational public television broadcast that can be purchased or checked out from your local library.

Wellness

One Book: One San Diego
Reading is an excellent coping skill, broadens one's horizons and engages the brain in productive ways.

Retreats

Into The Deep, Fr. Jeremiah Myriam Shryock
Fr. Jeremiah Myriam Shryock, CFR entered the Community of Franciscan Friars of the Renewal in 2002. In 2011, Timothy Cardinal Dolan ordained him as a priest at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. He currently lives in his community’s House of Prayer in Monticello, NY where his primary ministry is prayer, spiritual direction, preaching parish missions and facilitating both group and private retreats throughout the country.

The retreat, Into the Deep: Growing in Intimacy with God through silent prayer is geared towards a deeper encounter with God in silence. The retreat will include 3 hours of silent prayer together in common. It is recommended that those who attend these retreats already have a regular prayer life and are comfortable with silence.

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