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Hattie Stein: Providing ammunition

in the battle against addiction

By DAVID MYERS
Southwest Kansas Register

Editor’s Note: September is National Recovery Month. Please see the contact information at the bottom of this story if you need help with alcohol or drug addiction. If you think you may have a gambling addiction, call (800) 522-4700, or visit www.ksgamblinghelp.com.

The good news, says addiction counselor Hattie Stein, is that addiction is one of the “most treatable chronic diseases of our time.”
The bad news, she explained, is that the assent into addiction is like “being on an airplane that’s been high jacked.
“You think you’re going to Florida, and suddenly you land in New York. You think you’re doing okay -- seeking your career, your ideals for your life -- and the next thing you know, you’re in a whole different place.” In the beginning, most addicts have “no clue how they got there. You don’t know that you’ve been high jacked and you’re headed in a whole different direction. It’s very scary …. You experience feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. And when we’re hopeless, we’re powerless. And when we’re powerless, we can’t act on our own behalf. That’s why it takes support.”
Stein has been offering support to those battling addiction for nearly 25 years. From her office at Catholic Social Service in Dodge City, Stein works as a National Certified Alcohol Counselor, Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor, and a National Advanced Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist. She has worked for the diocese for about five years.
Herself a recovering alcoholic, Stein is well aware of the challenges of recovery.
In an article she wrote for the Southwest Kansas Register honoring Father Dermot Tighe, she wrote, in part: “The one beer that I was going to drink turned into a case of beer.  … The following two hours were hours of ‘hell’.  During that ‘hell,’ the words of Father Tighe spoke in my head: ‘If you ever want to talk about your drinking, call me.’  I went to the phone and made the most difficult call of my life.  Father Tighe was receptive and set a time. Ken took me up to Father’s when he came home from work.  I remember Father talking about alcoholism and I wanted to cover my ears, but I did listen and agreed to go with him to the next Alcoholics Anonymous meeting ‘to see’ if I was alcoholic.
“That decision I made with the encouragement of Father Tighe and the undying love and support of my husband and family not only saved my life, my family, and my faith, but also has allowed me to nurture and guide others through the recovery process. By the grace of God and support of my family and friends, on June 10, 2010 I celebrated my 30th year of sobriety.  I am a grateful recovering alcoholic.”
She stressed that it’s important people not fall into the trap of associating drug and alcohol addiction with one group. It’s an “equal opportunity disease,” she said. “It is not governed by race, creed, gender, nationality, or age.”
In late 2008, Stein was one of 25 people from the United States invited to visit addiction treatment centers in St. Petersburg, Russia. At the end of her four days in St. Petersburg, she spent an additional four days in Poland.
While Russia now boasts treatment centers and addiction professionals, the problems caused by addiction are no less rampant.
“There’s a lot of female trafficking in Russia,” Stein said. “They trade sex for drugs -- they even trade children for drugs. Most of the time it’s a transaction, a business deal -- that’s how they see it. That happens in the United States, too. AIDS cases have zoomed in Russia.
“It’s a huge market, and there’s tons of money in it. Alcohol, drugs and sex are the three most powerful motivators.”
Stein can be contacted at (620) 227-1584, 1-800-222-9383, or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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April 7, 2019

March 24, 2019

March 10, 2019

Feb. 24, 2019

Feb. 10, 2019

Jan. 27, 2019

Jan. 13, 2019

Dec. 23, 2018

Dec. 9, 2018

Nov. 25, 2018

Nov. 11, 2018

Oct. 28, 2018

Oct. 14, 2018

Sept. 16, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: 2018 Golf Classic; student athletes; physically challenged; Leonard Stegman; Lesson in forgiveness; Sending us on a mission

Sept. 2, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Priest crisis; Scandal; Opioid addictions; Seeds of Suicide; Leightons; St. Anne; Vincke; seminarians; Dominican Sisters; Stewardship Conference; Dead Sea Scrolls; PSR programs; Roe V. Wade

 

August 12, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Prayer and Action; Totus Tuus; Janee Bernal; Diana Ramirez; Heidy Ramirez; Bishop Gilmore honored for 20 years ministry; suicide; contraception and abortion; Dead Sea Scrolls; Humanae Vitae; certification in youth ministry; Chuck Weber; Cathedral rectory chapel; Sister Viola Heichelbech; Adam Urban

July 15, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Immigration Protest/Rally; Faith and Light Fiesta; Seeing the Dead Sea Scrolls; Corpus Christi procession; Prayers for priests; Sisters turn 100; Michael Brungardt; Gerald Vincke; Massacre in San Salvador; Action for Alex 

 

June 3, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Parish Pray for Priestly Vocations; Appeal reaches $10 million; Gangs; Seminarians; Pam Willis; Why I like being a priest; Happy Father's Day; Patricia Lujan; Tyler and Rachel Bennett; Adoption Protection Act.

May 20, 2018
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation

May 6, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Archbishop Romero; Seeing, Touching, Tasting; Exhortation; Father Patrick Conroy; Happy Mother's Day; A child on your doorstep; Vibrant Ministries Grant; From the heart of a young father; Love Gives Life; Roman Holiday; Smartphone; retirement
Fossil Hunting

 

April 15, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Easter Vigil; Angelica Village; Colorado woman; The art of anger; Cimarron Couple; Staats; Adoption; 

Father Ultan Murphy anniversary; Coughlan; Spiritual Advisor to Hoodlums; Woman of Courage; Oration contest; Darcy Feist  

 

April 1, 2018

 

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Defending Adoption; Led by the Spirit; Knights; ABC Pregnancy Center;
Memorial of Mary; Homeless; Relics; Down syndrome abortion; Chrism Mass

 

March 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: SKYAC; Aleksandr Men; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; Uganda; School for deaf; Rannah Evetts; Oberle; Rachel and Doug Trombley; Oscar Romero; Paul VI; DACA

 

 

March 4, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Fasting for priestly vocations; Father Juan; Fasting and prayer;
Quest Weekend 2018; DACA; With God, anything is possible; Homelessness in our communities; Rhubarb, Kansas;
What's the point of fasting; Rite of Election; same-sex couples

 

Feb. 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Catholic Schools Week; Rachel Doll; Ellinwood; Great Bend; Garden City; Ness City; Dodge City; Sister Rita Schwarzenberger; Nigeria; Bishop Hermes; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; World Day for Consecrated Life; 50th Anniversary St. Dominic School; What will life be like in 50 years?

 

 

Feb. 4, 2018

 

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: March for Life; Tracy and Ross Smith; Adoption; Vibrant Ministries; Faith and Light;
Pro-Life; Mortal sin to discard elderly; DACA; Abortion; Dreamers; Human Trafficking

 

Jan. 21, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Louise Korbe; Anne Frank; Miep Gies; Home Heat; Father Solanus

 

Jan. 7, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Good news and kingdom living; dreamers; Sister Teresa Orozco; Infant Adoption; Elderly; a moral conundrum; seminarian; feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

 

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