Marie Byrne Now

"There are ways to feel better about ourselves than by abusing substances or choosing actions that inevitably hurt us and those around us."

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Thank you for visiting my web page. I’ve embarked on a new period in my life.   This is a year of change once again.   It is time to compile information I found helpful gleaned from my work and life so far and make it accessible to others.   I have been asked many times over the years how people can deal with personal problems, how organizations create drug free environments – what I have seen on my travels that may be more effective in helping people live to their full potential.    I hope some information will be useful to you in your own personal quests.

Working at the coal-face with people suffering the negative consequences of addiction/ and general problems -watching people regain control of their lives from the most horrendous situations has taught me a lot about the strength and spirit of people to learn and survive.   They find the strength inside to look for solutions, make choices and live to the best of their ability.

The philosopher Socrates said; ‘ Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have laboured hard for’

‘The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.’