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Didn’t You Know?

December 29, 2018
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Didn’t you know the signs or did you ignore them? Did you put love over reality facing you?

You put your dreams of a happy marriage with children, a home, and having a wonderful husband in front of deciding with your heart and not your mind that it felt wrong.

Didn’t you know that it was not normal with his drinking? What did you have in common besides being happy when you were with him? Didn’t you notice you let go of your friends and become​ isolated?

Walking down the aisle to marry was not as thrilling and exciting as you expected. The smile on his face and glow in his eyes were not there. But, you were married.

The years made you an enabler making your two daughters live in confusion, fear, and abuse. Allowing his actions brought him deeper into his addiction. Fourteen years too late, leaving scares on everyone, you divorced. You kept the blinders on for too long.

After losing your husband and one daughter from their alcohol and drug addiction, you became an author and motivational speaker about substance abuse. It was not something in your plans being younger.

You entered a dark world. The lights come on when you reach out to other addicts. Maybe, just maybe, my words will help people fighting the same disease giving them hope for recovery.

Didn’t you know when it’s too late for your loved ones? Now, I have the knowledge and education on this demon that I wished I had when I was younger.

Marijuana is another path with addiction. It’s just beginning.

Alberta Sequeira
alberta.sequeira@gmail.com

I’m an email away!

December 24, 2018

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Need someone to chat with:

Alberta Sequeira
alberta.sequeira@gmail.com

Leslie’s Story of Becoming an Alc0holic

May 26, 2018

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Go to Youtube and key in Intervention (Alcohol) Leslie. It says share but won’t embed. A long​ but emotional film.

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Alberta Sequeira
www.albertasequeira.wordpress.com
alberta.sequeira@gmail.com
Purchase books at http://www.amazon.com/author/albertasequeira

Reaching the Addicted

May 14, 2018

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https://vimeo.com/254517198

This is my interview with Sheriff Thomas Hodgson from The Bristol County Correctional office at 400 Faunce Corner, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. The first half hour is about my life with the last half hours talking to the women inmates at the jail.

I can be reached at: alberta.sequeira@gmail.com
My website for the addicted with choices is: www.albertasequeira.wordpress.com
For my writers and followers to become authors: www.albertasequeira.org

Purchase my books at www.amazon.com/author/albertasequeira

Need a Speaker?

December 10, 2017

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Substance Abuse Talks

Since 2007, a year after losing my daughter, Lori, I have been speaking at halfway homes, court-ordered programs, jails, substance abuse rehabs, to their families, schools, and to the public.

My heartwarming talks are reaching out to the alcohol and drug addicts. I want to help them believe in themselves, hold their heads up high, develop the desire to recover, to realize that no one is going to get them to sobriety but themselves. They need to hear someone say they can, so, here I go. “You can do it!” Believe it in your heart and think it in your mind. I teach them how and why to forgive. The importance of having God in their lives. They will never be alone. And most importantly, to never forget the one word: CHOICES! It’s a very powerful word. These are some of the topics that I cover. No blaming, no accusing, just giving them back their souls and remembering who they used to be.

References from the Bristol Correction Office at Faunce Corner Road in North Dartmouth, MA:
1. Rui M. Lima, MA, MSW, LICSW, Director of Substance Abuse & Social Servies Programs & Treatment: Telephone: 508-995-6400 ext. 2821
2. Matthew Robitaille, Director of Classification and Progams; Telephone: 5080995-6400 ext. 2504

Email me for a quote: alberta.sequeira@gmail.com

My books on alcohol abuse can be purchased at www.amazon.com/author/albertasequeira
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Visit my Blog for Writers

October 6, 2017

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Left to right, Joyce Keller Walsh, Alberta Sequeira,Willie Pleasants, and Pat Perry.

NB Book Festival

Join me with my other blog for writers at www.albertasequeira.org. Let’s​ try to help each other with ​promoting and marketing.

I started a blog for our group Authors Without Borders, which four of us are co-founders. We have members and all information about us is at www.authorswithoutborders.wordpress.com. Love to hear from you.

Alberta Sequeira

Daily Meditations From the A. A. Book: Twenty-Four Hours a Day

September 25, 2013

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You are never alone with your struggles with addiction with God beside you!

All thoughts, meditations and prayers for the day, come from the 1975 edition of Twenty-Four Hours a Day published by Hazelden Publishing. It is a small booklet written for AA members.

“The Serenity Prayer”

God grant me the serenity

To accept the things I cannot change,

The courage to change the things I can,

and the wisdom to know the difference. 

Thought for the Day

Some more things I do not miss since becoming dry: Wondering if the car is in the garage and how I got home. Struggling to remember where I am​ and what I did since my last conscious moment. Trying to delay getting off to work, and wondering how I will look when I get there. Dreading the day ahead of me. I’m quite​ sure that I don’t miss these things, am I not?

Meditation for the Day

You cannot believe in God and keep your selfish ways. The self shrivels up and dies and upon the soul becomes stamped​ God’s image​. The gradual elimination​ of selfishness in the growth of love for God and your fellow human beings is the goal of lif​e. At first​, you have only a faint likeness to the Divine, but the picture grows and takes on more and more of the likeness oGod​od until those who see you can see in your some of the power of God’s grace at work in ​human life.

Prayer for the Day

I pray that I may develop the faint likeness I have to the Divine I pray that others may see in me some of the power of God’s​ grace at work.

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