Sobriety

Alcoholism to Sobriety – AA Meetings Changed My Life

Alcoholism to Sobriety – AA Meetings Changed My Life

I can sum up in one word the reason I quit drinking. Exhaustion. Drinking like I did was a lot of work. Besides being tired of living, here is a short list of things that I was tired of: 1. Tired of feeling like hell most mornings. 2. Tired of looking like I felt in the morning. 3. Tired of going into work trying to keep my distance from people because I knew that I still reicked of alcohol. 4. Ti... »

Don’t Be a Holiday Fool

Don’t Be a Holiday Fool

2016-12-31 11:37:00 Sobering Up––Myths and Facts Myth: You can drive as long as you are not slurring your words or acting erratically. Fact: The coordination needed for driving is compromised long before the signs of intoxication are visible and one’s reaction time is slowed. Plus, the sedative effects of alcohol increase the risk of nodding off or losing attention behind the wheel. Myth: Drink co... »

Accident Lawyers Work for You to Help Your Complete Recovery

Accident Lawyers Work for You to Help Your Complete Recovery

If you have been in an accident, accident lawyers can make sure that your recovery both physically and materially is effective and thorough. An accident can be traumatic and devastating on so many different levels. Not only does your vehicle have damage, but you may also experience personal injuries both physically and emotionally. Once you've had an accident, your state of mind might not be w... »

Ecstasy Use

Ecstasy Use

2018-01-13 01:19:09 Ecstasy is a stimulant drug, which speeds up the messages traveling between the brain and body. But what is the cost of use? Find out here. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Original Source »

How to Stay Sober After Drug Or Alcohol Treatment

How to Stay Sober After Drug Or Alcohol Treatment

Staying sober after treatment is not easy. The average success rate for drug and alcohol treatment in the US is only about 10-15%. That is because of a few factors; 1. Drug treatment is just the beginning. 2. Not enough research is done prior to selecting a treatment center in the first place. 3. A long term plan to stay sober is strictly implemented. 4. Help is only as good as the persons willing... »

When You're the Only Sober Person at the Party

When You're the Only Sober Person at the Party

2017-10-30 12:39:16 A few weeks ago during one of our Bloom Club classes, we discussed sobriety as a lifestyle. For me, I believe this component is essential for successful sobriety. Sobriety isn’t something you can take on and off like a jacket. It’s not something you can keep hidden away as a secret that you only take out in church basements to discuss amongst like-minded people. It must be some... »

Every Lawyer’s Guide to DUI

Every Lawyer’s Guide to DUI

“Field-sobriety tests in Illinois may be refused without penalty, and the risk of erroneous interpretation by an officer far outweighs the benefit of performing them.” This article gives non-DUI practitioners a general overview of the DUI laws, describes how a DUI arrest occurs, and offers general information to help you answer that all-too-often asked question by clients and others: &... »

This is (most of ) Us

This is (most of ) Us

2017-12-18 10:07:03 Have you been watching the show ‘This is Us?’ I love how the unique format of showing tandem storylines from the past and the present allows us to see how our past impacts our lives. I’m particularly fascinated with how they are portraying how addiction runs in families. The show follows the storyline of the parents Jack and Rebecca Pearson (played by Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy... »

Brain Tumor Surgery – Types & Recovery

Brain Tumor Surgery – Types & Recovery

Brain tumor surgery is performed to remove the tumor from the brain. In other words, it’s an operation done to reduce the pressure inside the brain. In case, if you are diagnosed with a brain tumor the primary treatment available to you is the brain tumor surgery. It is performed to remove the tumor, either wholly or as much it is possible. Usually, surgery is an initial step taken to treat ... »

Renewed Faith in Insurance Coverage for Addiction Treatment

Renewed Faith in Insurance Coverage for Addiction Treatment

2016-07-19 17:37:59 I have witnessed staff conduct insurance utilization reviews advocating for additional days of treatment for clients desperately in need—sometimes successfully and sometimes not. Original Source »

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