Thats Right It's Time for BAC's Annual BBQ & Chili Cook Off!!!!
That's right it's time to get outside and throw some burgers and hot dogs on the grill, add some potatoe salad or coleslaw, and vote on who makes the best chili in Tucson!!
So please sign up at the front desk and let us know how many guests you are bringing. We want to make sure we have enough food to feed everyone that attends and for all AHCCCS Clients this counts as a relapse prevention group. As always we will be giving away gift cards for various restaurants and other entertainment. Bring your Frisbee's baseball equipment and tons of water balloons and of course one of the most important things you can bring is a smile.
We got lucky and the sun shined down on us it was a gorgeous day out there and BBQing all those hamburgers and hot dogs was a pleasure. Clients were able to keep social distancing recommendations while still mingling with their peers, eat a Hamburger, Bratwurst, or Hotdog. Have a couple of soft drinks or water and then go check out the waterfalls if they chose to do so. Client 3602 took home a $50.00 Gift Card and a $25.00 Gift Card is being given to one of are virtual attendees for the most interesting fact they submitted via email. All in all everyone appeared to have a good time and i would like to thank each and everyone of you for attending. Check back often for information on are next Relapse Prevention Outing.
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This was sent to me by Broadband Search and I thought it interesting enough to take a look at so I am sharing it with all of you!
P.S. I will be sending out an email in the next 30 minutes that will have specific questions about this site. The first person who is in the RP group that responds with the correct answers wins an Apple Bees Gift Card !!!!!
On Your Mark Get Set Go!!!!!!!!!!!
To celebrate the holiday's but maybe more importantly time to take care of each other, time to take care of the one's we love that cant take care of themselves, time to be unselfish and share our precious time with those that need it the most so they don't isolate themselves and go deeper into their addiction or get to the point where they take their own life. The rate of suicide in Arizona for Minors ages 12-17 is up 67% from the same time period last year and ages 50-59 up 56% from the same time period last year and this follows suit with the national rate as well. I feel confident in saying that most of the increase in my opinion is being driven by the Covid-19 Pandemic so it is extremely important that we give more of ourselves to ones that need it the most and for those of you that are still struggling if your reading this your looking for help, well you found it we are here for you! Call us, walk in, run in what ever it take to get you here!
The other issue I want to talk about is the number one killer in not only Arizona but the United States and that's Fentanyl. In Arizona from July of 2017 to December 2020 there have been 7903 opiate related deaths of all the substances that have been involved in verified opioid overdoses in 2020 40.3% Fentanyl was the number one contributor.
So my message to everyone is to stay away from it. The fake 30mg "Mexican Oxy" pills that are out there are selling for almost nothing and the temptation to save money in an already expensive addiction is almost to much to pass up. We have had people that are smoking them and after the second hit it's a wrap they die! Hopefully someone has a Narcan kit to bring them back like the last person I spoke with 20 years old took that second hit and it took six kits to bring him back. DONT LET THAT BE YOU!!!
To each and every one of you we here at Behavioral Awareness Center wish you nothing but the best and to have a safe and happy holiday!!!!!!!!!!!!
Come join us for some good food and good company on the 25th at 5:00PM. If you plan to attend please RSVP by email or by putting you name on the signup sheet located at the front desk. I look forward to seeing you all!!!
Fun in Sobriety is it Important?
The answer is yes and with the current situation regarding the Covid-19 Pandemic having fun and trying to keep oneself from becoming isolated has created new challenges for us all. Not being able to enjoy yourself or go and spend time with family or friends is one sure way to lead yourself into depression and as we know depression and isolation are major causes of relapse. So, in keeping with Social Distancing requirements we contacted Desert Air Cinema and rented a huge screen along with a couple of 1000 watt speakers, Cotton Candy making machine, and of course a Popcorn Maker. They came out and set it all up behind are facility here in Tucson. I handed them the Blue Ray Copy of the original 1978 Halloween with Jamie Lee Curtis and we were ready to go. Clients arrived with family or friends picked out a spot to set up their chairs or blankets all the time keeping social distancing in mind. They then had an opportunity to get whatever they wanted from the free concession stand we setup and once everyone was settled we watched the movie. Those that could not attend were able to log into the zoom conference we had set up and watch that way as well. Trivia questions were asked throughout the movie and the winners were given gift cards to Applebee’s, McDonalds, etc. All in all, everyone said they enjoyed it and had a good time.
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Race participants one by one picked up there first clue. The online participants were emailed the clue as well. This clue which once figured out would take them to their first location. Here is what the given:
If for any reason you can not figure out the clue after 15 minutes you can call xxx xxx x for the answer!
Well did you figure it out? If you said Hot Water then translated to spanish is aqua caliente you would be correct. As are drivers headed that way are online participants replied back to race control with their answer and if correct were sent three questions about the first location that could only be answered by visiting the site and searching for the information. Once they had all three answers they sent them to race control who in turn emailed them with the next clue. As our drivers arrived at beautiful Aqua Caliente Park they were greeted with cold water or soda pop, hot dogs, potato chips, and their next clue which was this:
2. You are driving now but when you get to this next location you will wish that you could travel in one of many options that you may see…How about this one? Yes it's the Pima County Air and Space Museum from their the next clue which is:
3. Your next location will take you on a mission but one that will delight your eyes. It’s beautiful! Just ask Xavier. Well are the questions getting easier? Yep the answer is San Xavier del Bac Mission (notice the Bac in the name:) This place is gorgeous and the little food ruck across the street had ice cold drinks and elephant ears!! Here are drivers got their last clue:
4. Well you have come this far and now it’s time for you to head to your last location. This last location is special because some people say they can see into your sole and only when you arrive will you know your fate! (hint: The answer is in the question. Say it again a little faster). Drivers were delighted when they realized they were heading to Casino Del Sole where once they arrived they went into casino and were given one chance at winning $25,843.00!!!
Only one driver won and it was not the big money but it was something. Each participant that was competing online were afforded the same opportunity. They were called or Face timed when it was there turn and hung on until their luck was determined. All in all everyone appeared to have had a good time while following social distancing guidelines, strengthening their peer support network, and taking a much needed break from the insanity are world has become. We hope to make this a huge annual event for relapse prevention and we hope if you were not able to participate this year hopefully you will be able to join us next year!!!
Below is the race layout and time calculations.
Race for Recovery 2020
Race Starts at Behavioral Awareness Center
2002 West Anklam Road, Tucson, AZ 85745
Time and Distance to first stop: 19.9 Miles 38 Minutes
45 Minutes to eat and enjoy. (Hot Dogs, Chips & Soda or Water)
Time and Distance to second stop: 17.5 Miles 28 Minutes
30 Minutes to enjoy the Museum
Time and Distance to third stop: 10.5 Miles 20 Minutes
45 Minutes to walk around and enjoy
Time and Distance to fourth stop: 6.5 miles 13 Minutes
Each Participant will be allowed one pull on the giant slot machine!!!!!
Upon arrival time in will be noted
120 minutes added on for enjoying each stop
Three Hours and Fifteen Minutes total time
Closet’s Client to that time wins first place
First Place Time was 3 Hours and 32 Minutes!!!!