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Drinking and Our Thinking

April 2, 2016

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As an alcoholic, you will violate your standards quicker than you can lower them.
ROBIN WILLIAMS, Weapons of Self Destruction

Alberta Sequeira

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Who is Alberta Sequeira

December 14, 2015

Alberta Sequeira is from North Dartmouth, Massachusetts and is a four-time award winning Author and an Awareness Coach on Alcohol and Drug Abuse after losing her husband and daughter from North Dighton, Massachusetts to their alcohol addiction. She speaks at private events behind closed doors to the substance abusers at court-ordered programs, halfway homes, rehabilitation centers, to their family and to the public.

Her published memoirs are: A Spiritual Renewal: A Journey To Medjugorje, Someone Stop This Merry-Go-Round; An Alcoholic Family in Crisis, and its sequel Please, God, Not Two; This Killer Called Alcoholism. Her Narrative Non-Fiction book What is and isn’t Working for the Alcoholics and Addicts; In Their Own Words had been written by 34 alcoholic and drug users from the USA and Canada from all walks of life telling family, counselors, doctors and society what they need from each of us to desire the help from professionals and develop the want to get into a recovery program.

Ms. Sequeira is an educational instructor for three workshops: Bring Your Manuscript to Publication, How to Self-Publish Your Own Book with Create Space and Writing Memoirs. All three classes were made into handbooks.

She is a co-founder to Authors Without Borders ( and a director, producer and co-host to the NBTV-95 Cable Show out of New Bedford, MA.
She is a contributor to The Speaker Anthology, VOL. 1 (page 98-100) by Dr. Kent Gustavson and Sally Shields.

She is in the process of working on her first fictional story, The Rusty Years, about a 92-year-old woman who looks back with losing the love of her life and giving a child up for adoption. Hopefully, it will be published in the later part of 2017 and readers will see a lighter side of her.

Alberta Sequeira

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Alberta’s Desire to Reach Out to the Substance Abuser

August 5, 2015

NB Book Festival

Here I am with my books mounting. Shocking from someone who never had the desire to write a book. I had no classes on writing but wrote from the heart on my experiences with losing loved ones.

I am available to talk at court-ordered programs, halfway homes, substance rehabilitation centers, and to the public. Contact me at

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Alberta Sequeira




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

September 25, 2013

God holding a man

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

We in Alcoholics Anonymous do not try to chart the path for the human soul or try to lay out a blueprint of the workings of faith, as one might plan a charity drive.  We do tell the newcomer that we have renewed our faith in a Higher Power.  In the telling, our faith is further renewed.  We believe that faiths always close at hand, waiting for those who will listen to the heartbeat of the spirit.  We believe there is a voice for good in the universe, and that if we link up with this force, we are carried onward to a new life.  Am I in this steam of goodness?

Meditation for the Day

God will protect you from the forces of evil, if you will rely on Him.  You can face all things through the power of God which strengthens you.  Once God has set on you His stamp and seal of ownership, all His strength will serve and protect you.  Remember that you are a child of the Father.  Realize that the Father’s help is always ready and available to all His children, so that they can face anything.  God will do all that is necessary for your spiritual well-being, if you will let Him live His way.

Prayer for the Day

I pray that I may rely on God, as I go throughout this day. I pray that I may feel deeply secure, no matter what happens to me. 

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