Don't Tell Me What To Do: A Spiritual Memoir
Just kill me now, LORD! I'd rather be dead than alive, because nothing I predicted is going to happen. – Jonah 4:3

Further resources and reading for Don't Tell Me What To Do: A Spiritual Memoir

These are suggested resources and reading for Don't Tell Me What To Do: A Spiritual Memoir carefully selected by the author, Ron Alexander

Eagleville Hospital (substance abuse treatment)
As the only hospital in Pennsylvania specifically and solely licensed for the treatment of substance use disorders, Eagleville is a 308-bed non-profit service, prevention, research, education and training organization.

Malvern Institute
The Malvern Institute believes in treating the patient as an individual. The key to recovery lies in accepting the nature of the disease. The 12-step approach to recovery is proven, effective, and an invaluable part of our program. We believe that by providing our patients with a complete understanding of addiction, they will choose the path of lifelong recovery.

Kirkbride Center for substance abuse
Inpatient and outpatient treatment for substance abuse

Valley Forge Hospital
Our mission at Valley Forge Medical Center and Hospital is to provide high quality, comprehensive treatment services to patients with addictive and related medical and mental health disorders. Since no two patients are the same, no single approach is right for every patient. Our commitment is to provide individualized patient care and safety, one day at a time.

Keystone Center
Keystone Treatment Center offers world-class treatment for drug, alcohol and gambling addiction at a surprisingly affordable price. We have a 35-year track record of success helping people just like you break free from your addiction for good

Philadelphia Crisis Response Centers
If you are an adult who is having a Mental Health or Substance Abuse emergency, you may go to any of Philadelphia's five Crisis Response Centers, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Alcoholic Anonymous Services
We who are in A.A. came because we finally gave up trying to control our drinking. We still hated to admit that we could never drink safely. Then we heard from other A.A. members that we were sick. (We thought so for years!) We found out that many people suffered from the same feelings of guilt and loneliness and hopelessness that we did. We found out that we had these feelings because we had the disease of alcoholism

Narcotic Anonymous
Every addict in the world has the chance to experience our message in his or her own language and culture and find the opportunity for a new way of life

Cocaine Anonymous
Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances. There are no dues or fees for membership; we are fully self supporting through our own contributions. We are not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution.

Emotions Anonymous
Emotions Anonymous is a twelve-step organization, similar to Alcoholics Anonymous. Our fellowship is composed of people who come together in weekly meetings for the purpose of working toward recovery from emotional difficulties. EA members are from many walks of life and are of diverse ages, economic status, social and educational backgrounds. The only requirement for membership is a desire to become well emotionally.

Ala Non
At Al‑Anon Family Group meetings, the friends and family members of problem drinkers share their experiences and learn how to apply the principles of the Al‑Anon program to their individual situations. They learn that they are not alone in the problems they face, and that they have choices that lead to greater peace of mind, whether the drinker continues to drink or not.

Temple University Hospital
Temple University Hospital (TUH) is one of the nation's premier academic medical centers. The 740-bed Philadelphia hospital offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services to the surrounding community, and highly specialized tertiary services to the entire region.

University of Pennsylvania Hospital
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) is world-renowned for its clinical and research excellence, forging the way for newer and better ways to diagnose and treat illnesses and disorders

Jefferson Hospital
U.S.News & World Report rates Thomas Jefferson University Hospital among the best in the nation for 11 specialties in its 2012-13 Best Hospitals rankings.

Hahnemann University Hospital
Hahnemann University Hospital is committed to providing quality patient care in an academic setting

Pennsylvania Hospital
Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation’s first hospital, is a 520-bed acute care facility that provides a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic medical services and functions as a major teaching and clinical research institution. The hospital was founded in 1751 by Benjamin Franklin and Dr. Thomas Bond to care for the “sick-poor and insane of Philadelphia.” The hospital is now known for its general and specialty surgical services, including:

Einstein Hospital
Einstein Healthcare Network is a private, not-for-profit organization with several major facilities and many outpatient centers. Our primary mission is to provide compassionate, high-quality healthcare to the greater Philadelphia region.

Mercy Hospital
For over 65 years, Mercy Suburban has been delivering quality healthcare to Montgomery County and the surrounding region. A 126-bed hospital, we provide healthcare services built around a common belief – that healthcare should not only be accessible, but tailored to the medical needs of our community. Consistently recognized for clinical excellence, we are proud of our many quality achievements such as: recognition as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, ranked as 3rd in the State for overall quality of care, certification as a Primary Stroke Center and numerous achievements for heart care and joint replacement. Through quality medical capabilities, educational programs, and community outreach services, we care for the whole person, treating each individual with the utmost respect and compassion.

Ron Alexander Official Website
The official website of author Ron Alexander provides insight into the writer's character, values, why he writes and the experiences that have shaped his life.

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