Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Smart Recovery Online During Covid-19 (Court Letters Available) During a Pandemic


     I am posting a few quick links for anyone interested to review. Smart recovery is an evidence-based recovery program, and possibly an excellent alternative to AA/NA, I have even heard of people doing both. The program is NIDA approved and currently available in Oklahoma in 2 locations in the Edmond, Oklahoma area. AA/NA is a great program, but we can always offer alternatives for those who need them! Many people with addiction issues do not want to participate in religious programs, and that should not be their only option. Studies show Smart Recovery has better efficacy for people who are not religious. The end goal is recovery. 


Study on Religiosity and Smart Recovery

Smart Recovery Website

Smart Recovery Handbook

Smart Recovery Family/Friends Handbook

Powerless No Longer suggested reading

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Oklahoma, can we get clean slate??


I want everyone to read this common-sense legislation.  While we have made some improvements, clean slate legislation would improve opportunity for offenders, and make the legal process much more straightforward. 

     While people think about the offender just getting released, people fail to think about the consequences of a criminal record down the road in regards to education, employment, housing, and opportunity overall. 

     Ex-offenders who can earn more money will pay more taxes and be less likely to end up back in the Criminal Justice System. Education is another critical factor in re-integration, why would we not want people to be more educated and increase their earning potential. I also believe some ex-offenders could be useful to the justice system as consultants to combat crime in different areas. 

    How can we say we want Criminal Justice Reform, however, we want to question you about your crime the rest of your life? Everyone who has engaged in criminal conduct is not "Evil." We cannot walk in another person's shoes. However, forcing people to open wounds over and over again prevents a person from healing. When do these people genuinely get to rejoin society???

Shad Hagan 

Clean Slate Bill Oklahoma lets look at doing this? Click Below