A number of years ago, the Texas Rangers MLB Team hired Shawn Kelley as a Special Assistant whose main function was to be the constant companion of Josh Hamilton. The goal was to help keep Hamilton drug and alcohol free. It worked. Hamilton was named the American League MVP in 2010, and once hit 4 home runs, each one a two run homer in a single game. Josh Hamilton’s heroic come-back after having been out of baseball for about three years due to a serious drug and alcohol problem is well chronicled stuff of legend. I think that the Rangers showed tremendous understanding and compassion to hire Kelley, who was worth every penny of the investment.
I am convinced that, wherever possible, people who are actively suffering from the disease of addiction and have a demonstrated willingness to do whatever it takes to recover from the disease, would be best served by entering one of the many addiction rehab centers that have sprung up all over the nation in recent years. Josh Hamilton went to the Betty Ford Clinic for Drug and Alcohol Abuse. I believe addiction recovery is becoming a big business as more and more is known and written about the disease, as I am doing now.
Isolating the addict from his/her day to day environment, providing professional psychological and medical care, education about the disease, improved nutrition, and providing mandatory attendance at meetings that are as close to those that occur outside the facility as is possible, often produces near miraculous results. But the lack of proper aftercare means that we are often sending people right back into the same set of circumstances that helped contribute to his/her development of the disease.
Many people who are vital to the success of their companies and whose position requires travel for any length of time, and who do not wish to place their newly discovered life of recovery in jeopardy, often utilize the services of Travel Companions until they are confidant enough to go it alone.
Entertainers and sports personalities, as well as those public figures who need to maintain strict privacy as far as an addiction is concerned, at least until they are comfortable enough in their own skins for the addiction to be made public, may utilize the services of Travel Companions to help them, and teach them how to successfully navigate the rough waters of early sobriety.
As of this writing (January 26, 2018) it has been over 34 years since I took my last drink on June 3, 1983. At that time, I didn’t know I was an alcoholic, and I didn’t know that I did not know. So, at the very beginning, I was able to endure 6 1/2 years of total white knuckle, cold turkey sobriety, and all the priceless lessons I learned as a result. Through a series of coincidences that were not coincidences, but which proved to be the Hand of God moving me along, and doing for me that which I could not do for myself, I was guided into the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous, and found the Twelve Steps that saved my life.
A number of years later, I became a student of “A Course in Miracles.” The “Course” as it is called by people who are serious students, is not at all religious in nature. It does not have a doctrine or dogma, and I sometimes thought of it as “The Twelve Steps goes to graduate school.”
I have the time flexibility, strength of long term recovery, world wide travel experience, and something that is much more important than all of that; an ability to listen for, and listen to, the Voice for God.
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