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Jessica Rodriguez, PhD, MAC, LAADC, CTRTC, CIP, CSC, FSS

Shackles and Chains

Friday, December 8, 2017,
Categories: Recovery Stories

I was driving to work the other day and I saw a vision of a slave with a neck shackle and or iron round.  He was a beautiful but appeared exhausted, in great agony and very sad.  There were other slaves around him, so many you could not see where they ended. These slaves were Black, Latino, Caucasian, Island Pacific Islanders, Older Adults, men, women and teens.  They were all speaking to me through the pain in their eyes and their tired and motionless bodies.  On their left ankle was another type of iron chain with a word branded in it, it read  “HELP.”

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The Gift of Forgiveness and Love

Saturday, July 15, 2017,
Categories: Words of Wisdom

I am a passionate and dedicated professional engaged in the treatment of addiction and other mental health disorders and especially the heart of those who I engage in my work and life.  Recently, I was a featured speaker at a Family Systems Symposium speaking on “Demonstrating the Power of Forgiveness and Restoration of the Family System.”

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Christmas Holiday, Forgiveness and Resiliency

Saturday, December 10, 2016,

I neared the last day of November. The dark sky loomed at 7:00am and the rain pounded on my window, yet, in my Spirit, I heard the voice of God so clearly saying, “Share your own story of the Christmas Holiday, they want real life information.”

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