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(NO GROUP 10/26, 11/2)

Alcohol, drug, and drama-free group

THURSDAYS, 6 - 7 pm 

Angry? Anxious? Don't know what to do? Sick and tired of being sick and tired?

 Stop in and get happy with Julie Davis, Certified Rapid Resolution Therapist. This is a free, drop-in group where – instead of drinking – you will learn some useful thinking and go home with helpful tools rather than a headache or DUI. Every Thursday 6 – 7 pm.

 Details: Schedule may change without notice. Check website for updates. Please no children, pets, food, cell phone use. Arrive 5:45 - 6 pm to get a seat. Door closes at 6 pm and is not opened for late comers. Location: Los Gatos Recovery Center: 16400 Lark Avenue – Suite 350, Los Gatos, CA. Elevator available on first floor or use outside stairs to third floor.

 If you are experiencing a life-threatening situation please call 911. If you are experiencing a crisis and are in a highly emotional state, please check in with a local therapist, hotline, 12-step group. This group is intended to supplement current treatment and is not to be used to replace treatment or address crisis situations.     


October, 2017

The Real Deal

Every month I write an article with some things to think about and an invitation. Many of you email back saying, Wow that was helpful.  I took advantage of what you suggested, did some stuff, felt better.  That was a good deal.  Thanks.

This week I want to discuss invitations that aren't good deals.  They are still invitations: beckoning towards a person, process or substance, but the outcome's not so good. For example:

Have a beer.

For some, that's a great invitation, and a good deal.  It enhances their experience, connects them with others, improves their well-being.  But for others, including myself, that invitation is NOT a good deal.  It activates an addiction that leaves us sick, broke, divorced, jailed, dead.

Every invitation - from others or your own mind - has a real deal following the invitation.  For example, you are at a carnival, late in the evening, you're having a good time, and a creepy guy leans out of a dark doorway saying, Hey, want to win $50 bucks?  You walk quickly past thinking, Hah.  I'm going to lose $50 bucks in that deal.  How do you know that?  You look around, take in all the data earned from past experience, toss in things from present moment and determine the REAL DEAL (I'd be a loser not a winner) and decline the invitation.

So the next time your brain says, Hey, want to drink? (or spend, overeat, lie, lay around, hide, ignore, etc.), this week I invite you to ask yourself the REAL DEAL question:

Will it be good later 

(5 minutes, 5 months, 5 years)

to have done this?


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Sober and Grateful?  

We're looking for YOU!



Live-in opportunity for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Interns at our Residential Treatment Center located in the beautiful hills of Los Gatos, CA. Receive room, board, abundant clinical hours, excellent supervision, while providing on-site support and guidance for people with drug and alcohol problems and other behavioral issues. 

Looking for hours and supervision without living in?  If you are interested in learning and using Rapid Resolution Therapy with your clients, let's talk.  


We are always looking for 12-steppers with solid recovery, reliable car, leadership talents and management skills to join our team.  Day, evening, overnight hours available.  Minimum 6 months sobriety and AA/Sponsor  required for staff in recovery.  Join us! 


Art? Music? Dance? Yoga? Gardening? Cooking? Drawing? Extra time and energy? Need to practice? The Los Gatos Recovery Center is a great place to share your passions, skills and talents. Call us to discuss how our Volunteer Program may be the perfect fit for you.   

For information on all available positions, CONTACT Julie Davis, Program Director 


and/or send us an email to: losgatosrecoverycenter@gmail.com