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Celebrities Who Don’t Drink: Sober Stars
Kemo Douglas Newsome – PRC Alumni
Sobriety Date: April 9, 2007
I just celebrated 2 years Nicotine and Tobacco free on January 16, 2013
While sobriety remains the most important aspect of my life “we are not a glum lot “
In May 2011, I quit my job, sold my car and said farewell to a host of friends and family and took a flight from Los Angeles, California to Paris, France.
I am officially here to learn French, but that is but a side benefit to sharing a new life experience my significant other, who happens to be French!
RECOVERY IS INTERNATIONAL. The “City of Lights” has a huge English Speaking Recovery Community that has embraced and welcomed me.
THANK YOU ….. PASADENA RECOVERY CENTER and A POWER GREATER THAN MYSELF THAT BLESSED THE BROKEN ROAD THE LED ME STRAIGHT TO YOU
Kemo Douglas Newsome
The PRC Softball Team returned to its old clutch ways this afternoon, defeating an admittedly decimated Grandview squad in extra innings, 13-11. Thanks to alumni Michael G. . Becca, and Jeff, for coming back, and a special thanks to Alex K, whose three-run homer sealed the whole shebang.By Butch W. 11/16/12
The Pasadena Recovery Center opened Jan. 15 and offers a range of services centered around a 12-step approach to helping people overcome their addictions.
“Our idea is to really build a quality drug and alcohol treatment center where we really have people for a long enough time to make a difference,” said Dr. Lee Bloom, a longtime psychiatrist who invested his life savings into the center.
While a few things have changed in the last 11 years – amazingly, we’ve lowered our monthly cost by $1,000 – our philosophy remains the same:
Bloom said he wants to empower addicts to see themselves as capable of living a drug-free life.
“You do a lot of outside, external things, But what you are really looking for is an inner change in the individual, where they begin to look at themselves as somebody who can live without drugs and alcohol,” he said.
“That’s really, I think, the essence of the treatment, is to have people own that life is better without drugs and alcohol… Because life is really not all that terrible and all that fearful. Life is really good.”
Dr. Lee Bloom is missed but not forgotten as we continue to honor his legacy and practices at PRC.
The Daily Beast has an excellent interview with Pasadena Recovery Center alum, Jennie Ketcham. Here’s the first question and answer:
Was there a specific moment during shooting Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew that it clicked for you that it was real and you embraced being a sex addict? How idd you know that you had to quit porn as a result?
I don’t know that I’ll ever “embrace” being a sex addict. I think that’s probably one of the most difficult things about addiction; I must reaffirm that I am an addict all the time. No matter how much I know it’s true, there will come a day where I think, well… maybe not. The day I knew I had to quit porn was when we started talking about checking out of the Pasadena Recovery Center. I’d been ensconced in the wonderfully safe rehab bubble — no phone, no Internet, no rent, no closet filled with vibrators or talk of real life. Once we started discussing what we would need to do “on the outside” to stay sober, it was a little bit of a white light moment. I remember thinking, I don’t know what I’m going to do, but I know I can’t do porn anymore.
Read the entire Daily Beast interview.
Jennie Ketcham will be speaking at the Pasadena Recovery Center on Wednesday, August 8, 2012.