The Mouse, such a trap for alcoholic families

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I am in Michigan doing an intervention.
     These are such good people I am with. Dear “salt of the earth mid western,ers”. They work hard, love their kids, go to church, while over shadowed by the alcoholism of the grandparents. When I work with these midwest & east coast families I am up against the cult of the Moose Lodges. I have seen a Moose Lodge in Lake Elsinore, but back her it is much more in the drinking family culture. The Moose has some charity work, orphanages, BUT the main function of the Moose is to allow the daily drinking alcoholi’s a place to hang out drink, gamble, and tell themselves they are ligetimate social charity, family oriented, community group.
Let me tell you my opinion, and I have an educated, experienced opinion because I spent a good chunck of my childhood in the Moose, Elks, Eagle’s, and Fire Halls. As the daughter of an alcoholic. It sucked. I hated it. I would have to go ther with my Dad to “sign up” (some kind of organized gambeling deal that means you can’t miss a day of drinking because your number may hit in you absence of “signing up.”. Then I guess you miss out on the blessed opportuity of a life time (when your number hits). The way it was explained to me, as I understand it is this. One plays the same number everyday of their life. If “your number” hits and you dom’t win then you are some kind of slacker, who shuns Devine opportuities and Gos may only offer us a few.
So Daddy let me know that we had to suit up and show up, even though I am tired & hungry & five, even though I feel so scare. As he changes more with each shot & beer, and I know it’s not right for him to drive us home, many shots and beers later when he wakes me up from while I am sleeping on the pool table and it seems he might drop me and him both as we stagger to the car. Mommy is going to be mad and yell & yell, Maybe cry and throw things. I hate our day after day at the Moose. I want school to start. I want to disapear.As I got a little older I wanted to be dead. A few more years pass and I am just like him truthfully I’m worse. I leave my kids with m7 Mum who is still yelling, crying, and she is worse too.

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My name Loriann Witte CAC and my work is addiction recovery treatment and rehab marketing.  I am an individual expression of spirit in study as a human being.  My recovery from 16 years of drug abuse, alcoholism, and depression made a profound impression on this life.  I was born a lover of life to my most intelligent parents.  Real and perceived trauma turned my mind and heart into a pit of despair; this pain set up a compulsion, an obsessive searching for anesthetic relief.  I was looking for answers to my emotional problems.  A rebellious spirit overtook my focus.  I found recovery in 1987.
              My recovery passions have included working as an interventionist, at one time for a treatment center who advertised on the A& E Intervention show.  I am a certified alcoholism councilor CAC.  I have been the cook, and the Program Director; cleaned up detox fall out and have held the title of CEO.  Regular attendance of Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Adult Children of Alcoholics, and the Center for Spiritual Living of Capistrano Valley highlight my personal life.  Right now I have a radio show on called Wits End. I am writing my bio for your review inquiring about the Career Opportunity you have advertised for Business Development Representative.  You can see my videos and more about my work with in my Resume with includes many attachments. 949-292-2000 my current Company is Wits Inn, & Wits End Interventions. Treatment Referral
Loriann Witte CAC           949-292-2000     Certified Addiction Councilor
     1989 graduate of Saddleback’s Human Services Dept.
     Alcohol & Drug Studies 

Continuing Education Units maintained for the past 21 years

My personal sobriety date is 9-5-1987

Active membership of AA, Al Anon, & Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)

Physically Fit member of 24 hour fitness, Organic vegan vegetarian,

My personal disciplines include Meditation, Walking my dogs, loving my husband of 30 years.  My goal is for my words to become kinder everyday.
Daniel Nahmod + One Powe

I have been in practice as Wits Inn Recovery and Wits End Interventions for the past several years.  I have established web sites, blogs, a You tube channel, various forms of social media, I wrote a chapter in a recently published treatment book, in process of another book project, and I am the host of a weekly CBS radio therapy talk show; all of these projects are used to generate callers looking for addiction treatment options. 949-292-2000
      I have a sober living house with 6 beds
      I work with an addiction Doctor,
      who can do out patient detox for my house guests
      I go on interventions, or contract out to interventionist that I have        trained        
      I do court appearances; write alternative sentencing plans, with case  management

      I do paid spot lights of treatment centers and clinicians on our CBS radio show

      We offer advertising opportunities on our treatment referral site and our radio site
My effort for over two decades has been to remain a student of what works and what doesn’t work in changing field of addiction recovery treatment and marketing.

In order for treatment professionals to do our good work we must keep a keen eye  focused on economic trends, the rapidly changing landscape on the internet, insurance, community and government contracts, legalities, licensing boards, community zoning, and maybe most importantly; methods of collections and bookkeeping 
My treatment theory is 12-step, Jungian, Experiential Holistic, Medically supervision
I believe Addiction Recovery is often accompanied by
Post Traumatic Stress and Adult Children of Alcoholic’s issues 

Attending Science of the Mind Practitioner classes for 4 year’s prerequisite ministerial studies with the Centers for Spiritual Living
2010 Training in Social Media and SEO 
I am Microsoft certified by New Horizons Computer training schools of Anaheim, CA      Three times attended a previous Microsoft Office Trainings Studied a Web Master Certification program out of Yahoo of Sydney Australia

Proficiency in Quick Books, Outlook, Goldmine, HTML, and wordpress

Our main website     

Our word press Addiction Recovery blog

You tube channel Wits End Movies

Radio Show

Metaphysical Blog 

U stream At Wits Inn Radio

An Intervention web site

Book project where my chapter Gratitude and Grace was published by New Directions

Owned and operated Witts Inn Clinical Behavioral Health, Inc.
From 1990 thru 2004

Witts Inn was a wonderful addiction treatment system 
7 houses, state licensed recovery homes & sober living
Sober High School insurance contracts and Horizons continuation schools teachers
SASCA contracts, probation approved, many insurance contracts

Home Peace, Domestic Violence Programs and contracts, Monitored Visitation

Interventionist, court liaison services.

A&E intervention show, professional drug treatment interventionist, family interventio, alcoholism rehab

holistic treatment for addiction, holistic treatment of addiction, drug rehab with a gym


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Loriann Witte CAC

Drug & alcohol intervention / Sobriety coach / Counselor

CAC Certified Alcoholism Counselor
Graduated 1989 Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA 
A two year certificate program
Dean’ s list Student

CPC Hospitals (Community Psychiatric)
Internship followed by 3 years of employment 
Counselor – Chemical Dependency Counter Point Program
                   – Primary Treatment = Group & 1o1 Client Care
                   –  Multi-Family Primary =History/ resentments/ Love – Forgiveness  
Family After Care – Co-coordinator and group facilitator – Al anon Support
One on One with Family members & Client after discharge
Limited to my scope of practice
                      Chemical dependency, spiritual, & career counseling
Assistant Program Director
Responsibilities: assist in JCOHA review preparation
staffing reports to director of nursing/acuity notices/ incident reports 
documentation standards adherence, Staff coverage of treatment schedule

CPC Mental Health Program’s
               Internship Mental Health Worker
               Supervision, support, activities of daily living, charting
                       5150 locked unit client on holds

As a Para-professional supervised by MFCC & Psychiatrist Treatment Team
               Groups & Activities     – 55 Plus Geriatric clients
                                                  – Children MH program
                                                  – Teen Behavioral program
              Process Group & Documentation – Multi personality women   

Owner & Co-Founder – Group Facilitator – First Step out Patient Program 
                                             with support of CPC Hospital       
         Wrote the Treatment Program – 
          3 owners MFCC, LCSW, and myself staffed the groups
          CPC kept us licensed & compliant 

Co-Owner – First Step of Laguna Beach – Program Director,
Responsibilities: State License Compliance
Pursuing and complying with Insurance Contracts
Devising a Treatment Protocol – Staffing, Scheduling the Treatment Center
Working with local MD’s  – out Patient Detox
Writing a Policy & Procedure Manual for State License
Writing an employee Manual
Maintaining Parole Contract with SASCA for Placement

Witts Inn – Co-owner, for 13 years – Recovery Homes & Sober living house
Out Patient Treatment Center
P-C1000 programs in English & Spanish
Domestic Violence Programs
Primary Treatment / Family Treatment
Sober High School for Teens / education with treatment
Community drug testing business/ local company contract testing pre-hire
Alternative Sentencing –appearing in court & writing progress reports for probation
Hosting Professional & Community Recovery Events
My professional involvement includes:
    Attendance of education seminars, speaking and writing articles.

Spencer Recovery Center –   
    Intake, Intervention, Group process facilitator, and Aftercare Sobriety Coaching,
gave opinions and assistance in computer tech to the sales staff

    I wrote and implemented “Beyond Treatment” a multi-family discharge planning group
    to insure continuity of care and to enlist sober living interns and continued care marketing

I believe SRC is one of the leading addiction Rehab systems in the USA today
Cutting edge methods; beautiful facilities
well know and well respected company

The Basic Text of NA says:
               “The therapeutic value of one addict helping another is without parallel.”

My personal sobriety date is 9-5-1987
I became staff during my own treatment –  1st Bookkeeping – Then House Manager
– Then assistant Program Director – I stayed on in the recovery program as staff
working for Mainstream Support Group for over 2 and a half years, while in school.

I am an active member of the 12-step programs
I am a sponsor and I have a sponsor
I have started meetings and have held the secretary & other service positions many times
I have been involved in service at the local and regional levels
I held the co-chair position of Hospital & Institutions NA for 11 years
I have taken meetings into Orange County jails and Chino State Prison

Recovery is my life’s work and my personal path for 20 years
Are You at Your Wit’s End?
If so, contact Wits End Interventions at (949) 292-2000
Into Action, We Do Recover

Heroin and cocaine addiction

California Rehab and Orange County Sober Living holistic fitness


That’s my Mum above in the picture with me.

Loriann Witte CAC

      Loriann Witte CAC 949-292-2000
This is how I came up with the names for these companies
Holly Bible
Psalm 107.27  Wits End
[25] For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.
[26] They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.
[27] They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man,
                      and are at their Wits’ End
[28] Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.
[29] He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.
[30] Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven
My personal story of addiction and recovery;
      My addiction started with LSD, marijuana, & alcohol use to open my mind.  Many people have searched for maturity using drugs & drinking.  Maturity came and my addiction continued to progress to meth, coke, IV heroin, and methadone maintenance.   In the end the progression went on past drug addiction into the most life defeating compulsion of all alcoholism and cigarettes.  As my body began to shut down, I blew out a heart value with an infection on my metric value; endocarditic.  Four spots on my lungs, one on the liver and one on the pancreas.  I began to die, painfully.  The party was so over; and I still couldn’t quit. 

     I left hospitals 6 times over 6 months ‘against medical advice’.   I was no longer physically or socially able to live outside of an institution for more than a few days before I was arrested and returned to yet another medical hospital.     

      Hanging on to life became more sur-real as time went on seeing lots of blood.  The spike fevers took me to visit seemingly other dimensions.  The final emergency room scene morphed into a ‘mid-Carnac’ spiritual event.  I was still living walking closer to death than life.  When the emergency room staff put a central line into my neck (as I had no other veins left to insert an IV’; something went amiss and a major blood vessel was torn.  A great quantity of blood flowed into the chest cavity and collapsed the lung. 

       A chest tube had to be inserted without anesthesia, because my blood pressure and respiration vitals were to low to allow me to be put asleep.  Blood went splat out onto the doctor & nurses who were on all sides of me holding me down.  With the splat time paused then went into very slow, soundless motion.  I felt no pain in a cool breeze as “I” found myself hovering over the bed in the intensive care unit facing my body and all of the action.  I was vaguely present and profoundly removed from my situation at the same time.  I heard or felt a voice.  You will not die, this is suffering, I have work for you to do.  You can believe this or not, I can not forget it.  My life changed from that day to this.

        Once I was moved from ICU to an indigent bed on the 5th floor of UCI hospital in Orange, CA I began to receive visitors.  The prison ministries of The Chrystal Cathedral’s New Hope outreach program came to me as a minister who asked me to be born again.  Of course I was open to a message of deliverance. 

         I am a recovering addict who believes the reason I survived and was released from darkness is because it was all about preparing for my life of love and service to my fellow addicts and their families.  I have been sober in the presence of so many perfect spirits seeking an end to their suffering. 

         I love my life.  I accept and embrace my whole life.  I forgive everybody, I forgive myself, and I forgive all past experience.  I am free, I am free. I live to forgive and I forgive to live.  I have worked in most every job one can do in rehabs, the 12 step programs, and in my beloved church.  God is good, all of the time.  call Loriann Witte CAC 949-292-2000

I hate my psych meds

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Wits Inn Recovery is now refering clients to Dr Suzie Schuder a board cetified Psychiatrist who is questioning the use of phycotropic medication in some cases. Her holistic aproach is to us cortisol. Wits Inn Recovery is now referring our addiction and mental health client’s to Dr Schuder. Her Holistic treatment of the adrenal gland with cortisol replacement may take the place of psychotropic medication in many cases. Cortisol is know to improve stabilization in the treatment of addiction, alcoholism, stress and depression, weight loss, and helps to slow aging. You can see Dr Schuder MD with the help of “Wits Inn Recovery” a treatment referral source. Love and respect Intervention is one of our specialties.
Wits Inn Recovery offers addiction and alcoholism treatment, rapid detox, California Rehab, Orange County Sober living, Wits Inn Recovery works with dual diagnosis, PTSD, ADD, ADHD, ADD, OCD, as they relate to drug use, alcohol use. Wits Inn Recovery will find you a treatment center or clinician that is different than what you had in the past. Wits Inn Recovery will walk you through your insurance coverage, or cash budget to get the treatment you need, and want, that fits how much you can spend.
ABSTRACT: In patients of all ages, many disorders labeled as psychiatric may actually be due to hormonal insufficiencies. For example, cortisol deficiency is rarely
taken into account in a medical or psychiatric work-up, so persons with mild to moderate cortisol insufficiency are for the most part relegated to receiving a psychiatric diagnosis when, in fact, the same disorder is represented. However, the symptoms of cortisol insufficiency appear to closely parallel such psychiatric disorders as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and addictions. There has been some question of whether substance abuse causes a hypocortisolemic state.

In reviewing the literature and obtaining detailed histories of addicted patients,it appears that childhood trauma, also known as “early life stress” (ELS), instead
may elicit a hypocortisolemic state. This leads some to self-medicate with an addictive substance to quell the pain of a cortisol insufficiency, both physical and
emotional. In fact, the literature supports the concept that addictive substances increase cortisol in predisposed patients. Patients with a variety of psychiatric
disorders including addictions were found to have signs and symptoms of mild or moderate hypocortisolemia. Generally, an appropriate comprehensive examination
supported a diagnosis of cortisol insuffiency. For the most part, these patients were succesfully treated with physiologic doses of bio-equivalent
hydrocortisone, along with replacement of any other deficient hormone. By correcting underlying hormonal insufficiencies, many patients improved, with some
patients having a total reversal of psychiatric symptoms. It is therefore reasonable to evaluate and treat hormonal insufficiencies with hormones prior to using psychotropic medication.
Could cortisol insuffiency be what is making you relapse over and over, When you want to stay sober?
Could you ever get off of your psych meds and be OK, maybe even beter than ever.
Wits Inn Recovery will support you in your disision to continue with you medication
or to try working with Dr. Schuder. Wits Inn Recovery is famous for the respect we
give to your choices. 949-292-2000

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