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DUI Field Sobriety Tests

DUI Field Sobriety Tests

If you happen to find yourself being subjected to a roadside field sobriety test based on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, there are some things about these tests you need to understand. First, the tests generally fall into two categories. There are: Standard field sobriety tests (SFST): These tests have actually been subjected to some degree of scientific testing and ha... »

Managing Stress When You Are Trying to Get Sober

Managing Stress When You Are Trying to Get Sober

When you first get sober you will most likely have stressors coming from a few areas of your life. Relationships, financial, work related stress, all of which can overwhelm you. When you get sober you are going to go through withdrawal on some level and you will notice you have a tendency to overreact to situations and you have "economy sized" emotions, meaning your emotions are on overd... »

Sweating and Sobriety – Why Alcoholics Suffer Night Sweats

Sweating and Sobriety – Why Alcoholics Suffer Night Sweats

Those with alcohol addiction suffer from many physical side effects while drinking and during the first 72 tumultuous hours of sobriety. One of the more uncomfortable side effects of quitting is night sweats. Night sweating makes sense, as the body is trying to purge and cleanse itself of toxins, but knowing that fact does not make one sleep more peacefully. Night sweats are particularly bad for t... »

Early Addiction Recovery – Essential Things You Need to Know For Your Marriage to Survive Recovery

Early Addiction Recovery – Essential Things You Need to Know For Your Marriage to Survive Recovery

The first year of addiction recovery is often cited as the most difficult period of time in recovery-not just because early recovery is so fragile and the probability of relapse is greatest-but because relationships change in early recovery. Many marriages that survived decades of alcohol/drug addiction, do not survive early recovery. The alcoholic/addict is making major changes in the first year ... »

Stop Drinking Now – Help to Stay Sober by Quitting Smoking

Stop Drinking Now – Help to Stay Sober by Quitting Smoking

Studies have shown that people who are addicted to alcohol are also highly likely to smoke cigarettes. A report in the June 2008 issue of the Harvard Mental Health Letter showed that experts tended to believe that it's imperative to counsel alcohol-dependent individuals to quit smoking as well as drinking not only to improve their health, but also to increase their chances of staying sober. It... »

Comment on Peer groups: ‘…but you’re not that bad!” by Tim

Comment on Peer groups: ‘…but you’re not that bad!” by Tim

2018-01-22 14:21:49 I just tell anyone who asks that I’m a recovering alcoholic and admitting it to myself was the best thing I ever did. Soon stops all the questions. Original Source »

Sobriety Checkpoints: Are They Legal? What You Can Expect At These Stops

Sobriety Checkpoints: Are They Legal? What You Can Expect At These Stops

There have been so many people killed or seriously injured by drunk drivers in the past. So it's not very surprising that many states have set up DUI checkpoints to catch inebriated drivers behind the wheel. By catching them out at these DUI checkpoints, police can get them off the road before a serious vehicle accident takes another life including the life of the drunk driver. Every year, nea... »

Abstinence Vs Sobriety

Abstinence Vs Sobriety

When deciding to get clean or sober, in some cases both, it doesn’t matter what your addiction is. Whether it is alcohol, drugs, gambling, food, sex or tobacco. Addiction is the problem and stopping whatever yours is, is a start. But, there is so much more to sobriety than just stopping. Living a life of just abstinence without sobriety (recovery) is a fast way to relapse and go right back t... »

How to Talk to Your Spouse About His / Her Drinking Problem

How to Talk to Your Spouse About His / Her Drinking Problem

What do you say when you talk to your spouse about their drinking? Do you lecture them about their drinking? Do you threaten them with divorce if they do not stop drinking? Do you call them names and accuse them of wrongdoing? This is our emotions talking for us. Spouses of alcoholics are usually emotionally distraught over the behaviors of the alcoholic and because of this they may end up being a... »

What is a Sobriety Test?

What is a Sobriety Test?

If you've been rolled over for drinking and driving, you may wonder what's next. The sad fact is many know little to nothing about DUI laws, how sobriety tests are given, and the ramifications for failing or passing a test. And then there's another question: who do you hire to defend you? First, let's go over the basics What is DUI? DUI is driving under the influence. It can get co... »

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