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Sober Summer!

Sober Summer!

2015-06-29 10:23:09 For those trying to cut back on their drinking or for sober alcoholics, the summertime and the many celebrations that accompany it can be temptations.Many will report that the warm weather, the outdoor bars, family gatherings, vacations, the beach, sporting events, etc. can bring back memories of “the good ole’ days”. Here are some tips for sober summertime fun! Original Source »

Amethyst – The Sober Stone

Amethyst – The Sober Stone

Amethyst: Introduction The Amethyst color is unique as it is seductive. Its transparent, coarse grained, purple color makes it suitable for most jewelry. The Amethyst is the birthstone for February. The amethyst is part of the Quartz family. Although a gemstone must be purple quartz in order for it to be an amethyst, it comes in a wide range of purple shades and colors. It ranges from light lilac ... »

Surviving Hurricane Irma Sober

Surviving Hurricane Irma Sober

2017-09-19 14:46:50 In sobriety, there are many seasons of survival. It’s funny how that word has evolved over time. For many years I was just surviving. Going to sleep at night and waking up to see another day during active addiction was like playing Russian roulette. During early sobriety, I thought, “finally, I am not only surviving, but I am truly living.” I put intention into my days and my a... »

Ten Steps To Sobriety

Ten Steps To Sobriety

The path to sobriety is neither short nor smooth, yet is the only right way for having a life, in the true meaning of the word. Here are ten basic steps to teetotalism and, hence to regaining control over yourself. It makes no harm to try them out even if you don’t feel completely ready to quit alcohol. 1. Admit (at least to yourself) that you have a drinking problem and become aware of the ... »

Peer groups: ‘…but you’re not that bad!”

Peer groups: ‘…but you’re not that bad!”

2018-01-22 13:51:35 Have you stopped drinking and had people say this to you? When we stop drinking it will often upset our peer group. Especially if they are a peer group we drink with. You may tell them you are stopping or taking a break, or say nothing at all. But the chances are they will start pressuring you to drink again. You may have even told them you have a drinking problem and need to s... »

Recovery Coaching – A Roadmap to Recovery From Addiction

Recovery Coaching – A Roadmap to Recovery From Addiction

Recovery coaching is a form of support provided by a coach to clients seeking recovery from alcohol or drug addiction. In a way, it is a partnership between two individuals – wherein one person seeks recovery while the other provides expertise in supporting successful change. Recovering from an alcohol or substance abuse problem is a daunting task. Statistically speaking, approximately 65 pe... »

Not Just One Way to Get Sober!

Not Just One Way to Get Sober!

2015-09-29 13:28:13 There are many views and opinions about what is needed for alcoholics to maintain long-term sobriety/recovery. There are therapeutic coping skills, medical model, evidence-based research, 12-Step model, SMART Recovery, Celebrate Recovery, alternative treatments, spiritual/religious perspectives and more… Original Source »

Drug Addiction – With the Right Support and Treatment, the Road to Recovery is Possible

Drug Addiction – With the Right Support and Treatment, the Road to Recovery is Possible

Drug abuse and drug addiction are two major burdens to society. However the terms "drug abuse" and "drug addiction" are often used interchangeably, but in fact, denote very different conditions. The term "drug abuse" refers to the use of a substance in a manner that deviates from the culturally acceptable norms, while the term "drug addiction" describes a di... »

New Study Casts Doubt on Current "Despair" Models of Addiction

New Study Casts Doubt on Current "Despair" Models of Addiction

2018-01-22 11:10:00 The recent Hari/Hart/Lewis hypothesis that addiction is not primarily metabolic or genetic, but rather the result of “despair” or “sociological conditions” or “flawed learning,” takes a major hit in a new report appearing in The National Bureau of Economic Research. The study suggests that “changes in economic conditions account for les... »

The Three Phases of DUI "Detection"

The Three Phases of DUI "Detection"

Contrary to public belief, it is not illegal to drink and drive. It is illegal to drive while under the influence of alcohol, drive while intoxicated, drive while impaired, or drive in a condition that your state says is illegal. Believe it or not, police officers are trained to recognize when a driver is in that condition. Now, before I get too far, I want to point out that I am a DUI attorney in... »

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