Thursday, July 23, 2009

Oxford House Representative in Ghana

Some proposed activities for Byron Merriweather from Oxford House U.S.A. who will be visiting Ghana from 21 July to 31 August, 2009. He will be a guest of Hopeful Way Foundation and will be staying at Hopeful Way House (HWH) in Oyarifa. Please make suggestions regarding his itinerary below:

21 July, Tuesday –
8:30 a.m. Arrival at Kotoka International Airport
11:00 To Hopeful Way House, tentatively with Dr. Dzadey, Pantang Hospital

22 July, Wednesday –
8:00 a.m. Greet Dr. Asare (if possible)
Greet Dr. Osei and Dr. Dordoye, Psychiatric Hospital (if possible)
11:00 a.m. AA Meeting Psychiatric Hospital
Meet potential residents of Hopeful Way House
1:30 p.m. Valley View Clinic, greet Dr. Lamptey

23 July, Thursday –
Visit rental house in Adabraka
1:00 p.m. Lunch at Edvy Restaurant, National Museum
3:00 Depart for Mercy Centre, Cape Coast
Meet Mercy Centre staff and residents

24 July, Friday –
Meet Mercy Centre staff and residents
Visit Castle
Return to Accra

25 July, Saturday –
11:00 a.m. AA meeting Valley View Clinic
Meet potential residents of HWH

26 July, Sunday –
To be arranged

27 July, Monday –
8:00 a.m. Addictive Diseases Unit Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital,
Mr. Logosu Amegashie
9:00 NA Meeting at ADU
Meet potential residents at HWH

28 July, Tuesday –
10:00 a.m. Pantang Hospital Workshop for Staff
Meet potential residents of HWH

29 July, Wednesday –
10:00 a.m. Accra Psychiatric Hospital Workshop for Staff
Meet potential residents of HWH

30 July, Thursday –
To be arranged
Meet potential residents of HWH

31 July, Friday –
10:30 a.m. Al-Anon meeting at Social Advance Institute, Dan’s office
11:30 AA meeting at Social Advance Institute
Meet potential residents of HWH

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Hopeful Way and AA

The Hopeful Way Foundation and Alcoholics Anonymous are independent and separate organisations but the Twelve Steps of AA are used in the programmes of the Foundation. Below is the sharing of Betty, and AA member, which appeared on the internet, on 8 July, 2009.

An AA Member Shares: My name is Betty, and I am an alcoholic. I'm a bi-product of AA Online twelve years ago yesterday. We were at a different site, and many of the facilitators here today were there. I had been drinking for thirty years and was indeed powerless. One night I found the site and listened to what you all had to say. Soon, I was asking questions and was amazed and awed by you people. Coming into the rooms of AA, I couldn't think, I couldn't breathe -- couldn't do anything. My mind was gone. I even went to a shrink and my doctor for help. You all told me to get to face-to-face meetings, and I did. It took two weeks to get enough courage to do so, but I went. I found a wonderful woman to help me. She guided me and slowed me down. She said, "First Things First." I wanted everything right away...It didn't happen. It got worse before it got better. Newcomers, be prepared for the ride of your life! This is truly an awesome program, and if you work it, it works! It saved me and it was a miracle. God Bless you all.