Sobriety

The Flaws of Sobriety Tests

The Flaws of Sobriety Tests

You may be subjected to a field sobriety test because of erratic driving, or after being stopped at a field sobriety checkpoint. Unfortunately, these field sobriety tests are often flawed because of their subjectivity, the type of environment you are taking the tests in, and your personal sense of balance, which may or may not have anything to do with drinking alcohol. The only good news is that i... »

Helping Alcoholics Recover

Helping Alcoholics Recover

There is a definite system for how to stay clean and sober and most alcoholics will never figure it out. The system involves creation. Most people get confused when it comes to quitting drugs and alcohol, because they see it as a process of elimination. They think that the primary focus is on eliminating drug use and then on avoiding all of those triggers and urges that might pop up in our lives t... »

Family Dynamics of Addiction – Family Systems Can Work For Or Against Your Recovery

Family Dynamics of Addiction – Family Systems Can Work For Or Against Your Recovery

Alcoholics/addicts do not normally live in a circle made up exclusively of alcoholics and addicts. Most people suffering from addictions have a multitude of people in their lives who are affected by the addiction. Even alcoholics and addicts that are estranged from their significant others, whether spouses or parents, or siblings, of their children, impact the lives of those who love them. When th... »

So What's Your Best Shot at Long-Term Sobriety?

So What's Your Best Shot at Long-Term Sobriety?

In the US alcohol abuse is very prominent, and it is not showing any signs of getting better. Though sad, it really is not surprising based on the shocking statistic that 50% of the country had an alcoholic beverage in the last month. The most common method to deal with alcoholism is to go the traditional route of a faith-based twelve step program. In media outlets and movies alike, this is the mo... »

How to Quit Drinking – Stay Out of Bars!

How to Quit Drinking – Stay Out of Bars!

For many years I was in an occupation that required me to go into bars. My clients or prospects often suggested meeting for a drink to discuss the details of whatever deal we were working on. When I quit drinking this was a huge problem for me. I had been taught that I should stay away from bars. After all…that’s where the booze is. That wasn’t an option for me because I still ha... »

Getting Through Life's Pain Clean And Sober

Getting Through Life's Pain Clean And Sober

Life has its ups and downs that's for sure. Sometimes we can go months or years without too many major complications in our life but eventually we all experience loss, grief, pain, or upset of some sort. As a recovering addict I have known that pain. I have known that pain while enmeshed in the problem of active addiction and I have known that pain in the journey of clean and sober recovery. I... »

Standardized Vs Non-Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

Standardized Vs Non-Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

If a police officer suspects you of driving under the influence of alcohol, he or she may subject you to field sobriety tests. There are a variety of field sobriety tests, both those standardized by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) and those that are not standardized. Standardized Field Sobriety Tests The NHTSA standardized certain field sobriety tests by setting guid... »

Fur Leather Jacket Trends to Check For 2018

Fur Leather Jacket Trends to Check For 2018

Leather jackets are the evergreen addition to your wardrobe. They never get old and the aura escalates with years of use. Newest trends appear in every fashion cycle that mesmerizes the fashion aficionados. This year also, the fashion trends have emerged in the market. The leather jackets are now available in various colors and makeovers that will not only suit your needs but will also make you lo... »

Alcoholics Anonymous – Twelve Steps – What Does Step Six Mean?

Alcoholics Anonymous – Twelve Steps – What Does Step Six Mean?

Alcoholics Anonymous' step six is ​​another step that can be deceptively complicated. This step feels like a reply from action following the brutal honesty and heart-felt sharing of steps four and five. This step, as the AA literature says, separates the men from the boys. Step Six – Were absolutely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. Members of Alcoholics Anonymous ... »

Effective Use of Police Videos in Drunk Driving Defense

Effective Use of Police Videos in Drunk Driving Defense

In many jurisprudence around the country, law enforcement agencies have recently installed, or are planning to install, video cameras in police vehicles to record on film the officers' contacts with the citizens. As an added bonus, most equipment also captures the audio portion of the officer / citizen interaction. Our focus is on those cases where a police agency uses a video camera to record... »

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